Posted on in Saints Are Us by The Rev. David Marshall
The community of the Saints is made up of ALL OF US. That’s right: you and me! It has been that way throughout the history of the church. The saints are ordinary folks living extraordinary lives, every day. Like a patchwork quilt, each piece is unique yet an intricate part of the whole.
You, Christian, are an important part of the story of the church, of creation and play an important role. So each week I am going to tell you, day by day, the names of the people the Episcopal Church is celebrating during the week, along with a statement that illustrates why that person is being celebrated, when they were born, and when they were born into the Arms of Our Lord at the time of their deaths. As the weeks go by be amazed at these folks, be impressed how these lives are lived and being remembered in prayer. Go on line and look them up to read their stories.
8: Harriet Bedell | Deaconess and Missionary, 1875-1969
9: Julia Chester Emery | Missionary, 1852-1922
10: William Laud | Archbishop of Canterbury, 1573-1645
12: Aelred | Cistercian Monk Abbot of Rievaulx, 1190-1267
13: Hilary | Bishop of Poitiers, 315- 367
Let me know what you think of this new series.
See you next week,
I am your bro. John, O.C.P.