We believe passionately that God has given us a mission: to draw others to know and experience in their lives the love of God in Christ. Sharing this “Good News” is at the center of our call and our life. In our chapels and retreat houses, and our online teachings, we hope to offer a still point in the midst of the chaos of contemporary life. We hope that as you explore these pages, you’ll find “Good News” that will help you live authentically, responsive to God’s call of love.
A friend of mine was preaching at an All Souls’ Day service, about life after death, and afterwards asked his churchwarden what he thought would happen to him after he died. He said, “I suppose I’ll go to everlasting bliss, vicar, but I wish you wouldn’t talk about such unpleasant subjects!” Support SSJE Please support…Read More
Mark 10:45-52 I love books of old photographs, and I particularly like the classic works of such as Robert Doisneau and Henri Cartier Bresson. I recently came across two photos placed side by side, and they made a powerful impression on me. The first one was the sort of thing you get in magazines like…Read More
Matthew 5:17-19 We hear these striking words on Jesus’ lips, “I have come not to abolish but to fulfill the law,” which, I think is a core issue for the divisions within the Church, now and also since the very beginning. What can change and what must change if we are to “fulfill the law”…Read More
Mark 10:17-22 “And the young man went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.” Mark 10:22 Several years ago I was looking through postcards in a bookshop when I came across a card with a quotation from “Sister Mary Tricky.” Now I have no idea if “Sister Mary Tricky” is a real person or the…Read More
Consecration of Robert J. O'Neill Bishop Coadjutor, Episcopal Diocese of Colorado – Br. Curtis Almquist
Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 96:1-8; Galatians 6:14-18; Matthew 11:25-30 Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) was a witness to Christ in ways beautiful, charismatic, and extreme. He was a person of deep prayer and great compassion. He lived in an age of tremendous suffering, systemic corruption, and voracious spiritual hunger. He greeted these opportunities with courage, the unquenchable…Read More