The Episcopal Church House of Bishops, meeting at Camp Allen Conference & Retreat Center in Navasota, TX, concluded today.
— Daniel Martins (@BishSpringfield) March 26, 2014
Mary Frances Schjonberg of Episcopal News Service on the Bishops “growing together as a house more deeply”. Her report after Tuesday includes:
“You cannot work as effectively as colleagues if you are not also friends, and there is emotional and relational capital – spiritual capital – that’s generated in these gatherings that we depend on at other points in the life of the House of Bishops,” Diocese of Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe, vice president of the House of Bishops, said March 25 during a telephone news conference.
Diocese of Eastern Michigan Bishop Todd Ousley, co-chair of the House of Bishops Planning Committee, agreed. “As we continue to embrace the spring meeting as a time of retreat and reflection, we’re growing together as a house more deeply in that embrace with each successive meeting,” he said.
The bishops, Ousley said, are “beginning to deepen our appreciation for one another” and, by way of hearing reflections from their colleagues, are building bridges between “our own personal spirituality and the spirituality of what it means to be a bishop serving in the church at this time.”
The meetings are now over, and the bishops are tweeting goodbye”
Flying home from the #hobspring14 meeting. Lots of bishops aboard our maintenance delayed plane. Should start a service or something.
— Nick Knisely (@wnknisely) March 26, 2014