July 2017 Convocation Newsletter
Quelles sont les origines de l’Eglise Episcopale? Où y-a-t-il des églises épiscopales en Europe? Quand l’Eglise Épiscopale s’est-elle implantée en Europe et notamment en France? Interview de Mgr Pierre Whalon, êveque en Europe.
In her article, 'Fortified by Faith, Combating Global Trafficking', Amy Roth Sandrolini talks about her life's work as a journalist and human rights activist. Part of her story is set in Rome, where she was serving as a press officer to the Embassy of the United States to the Holy See. She supported to the embassy's nascent partnership with a network of Catholic nuns in a project to provide safe havens to exploited young women. While posted in Italy, Amy served on the vestry at St. Paul's Within the Walls, a congregation of the Convocation. Later, she served as a member of the Bishop's Council of Advice. She is the daughter of an Episcopal priest.
Who are we, and who is here? I would invite you to reflect for a moment and remember what God has been saying to you for a very long time: you are my be love, and in you I am well pleased.
Perhaps one of the things that we are not warned about when we become Christians or join a church is that we need to learn a whole new language. Not fancy theological language...nor church lingo.
Vision 2012 für die Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe (Provinzialsynode der Episkopal-Kirchen in Europa)
The final Vision 2012 resolution as adopted by the Convocation Convention (Clermont-Ferrand).
With the help of a stick, Andrew Dewar, organist at The American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris, plays the music of Johann Sebastian Bach one-handed. The piece was adapted 'for one-hand and stick', following an accident involving some stairs in the Paris Métro...
[The Chronicle] Anyone who has recently visited the garden to the left side of the church may well have asked this question, 'why are there beans in the church garden?' The answer is quite simple – because the senior youth group planted them! Over the past year, we have talked occasionally about The 5 Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion, and in particular, about the 5th Mark: To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth. Being a honeybee keeper, this topic is particularly close to my heart.
'I'm going to talk about the kinds of mission we're engaging in and beyond the Church, and where in recent months I've been particularly asked to enter into this work. I'm going to frame this in the context of the Five marks of Mission, both as a witness to how they shape the work that my office is called to attend to.'
A convergence of spirituality, art, and work. Kim Clark Renteria, former exapt and artist, has been creating stained glass for sacred spaces for more than 18 years. Her artistic journey began at the University of Denver where she earned a degree in sculpture but turned to designing needlepoint and sweaters in Hong Kong and New York before settling in Houston in 1993. She painted some after college but never achieved the depth she feels she has in stained glass.