I’ll sometimes hear folk exclaim with surprise: “I didn’t know the Episcopal Church had monks and nuns!” We do. Among serveral monastic orders of nuns and monks is the Order of The Holy Cross, founded by by Episcopal Priest James Otis Sargent Huntington in New York City in 1884 with vital work not only in the Western Hemisphere, but in Africa and the U.K.
Clergy and Lay-persons desiring a more intentional structure for their spiritual journey sometimes become Associates of a monastic order, as has been the case for Brother Michael Manley Hopkins Jones, who was received as an Associate of the Order of the Holy Cross in 2014.
Brother Michael will make permanent vows to serve as a Lay-Contemplative among us at St. Edmund’s this coming Sunday, with the Prior of Mt. Calvary Monastery in Santa Barbara, the Reverend Adam McCoy, preaching. This long-anticipated event casts important light on one of the many ministries of the Anglican Communion, the Episcopal Church, and of our Parish.
A Blessed Eastertide,
The Lessons for The Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22nd HERE
The Marshmallow Test and Deferred Gratification in Children revisited HERE
It seems it is healthier to be a Lark than a Night Owl HERE
Student learning soars when using personal data HERE
How to check if your Facebook information was shared by Cambridge Analytica HERE
Read “The Lead” from Episcopal Café HERE
The recent edition of Episcopal News from the Diocese of L.A. may be found HERE, and articles from the national Episcopal News Service