Katharine Jefferts Schori

Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 00:00

My husband has lost two close relatives in the last few weeks – a brother in law and a cousin. A co-worker has had three young cousins and an elderly aunt die in the last month. The news media are keeping us all on edge with their tallies of flu...

Friday, May 15, 2009 - 00:00

When I was in junior and senior high school, we used to joke about how the teachers graded our papers and exams. One story went like this – well, they just stand in the stairwell and throw the papers down the stairs. The ones that land at the...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 00:00

How do we cope in tough economic times? How do we nurture an enduring sense of hope in ourselves and in those around us? Start with gratitude for what you are and have. Begin with the simple (!) task of listing the blessings in your life – shelter...

Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 00:00

During Holy Week and Easter, Dick and I visited the Episcopal churches in Italy, which are part of the Convocation of Episcopal churches in Europe. St. James in Florence has a thriving presence, ministering to, and feeding, students who come from...

Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 00:00

Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! This is the great feast of the Christian year, for “on this day the Lord has acted” (Ps 118:24), “This is the LORD for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice” (Isa 25:9)....

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 00:00

I give you a new commandment, to love one another.  How shall we love the people in and around l’Aquila who have suffered injury, lost friends and family, and been displaced by this earthquake?  Would we wash their feet?  Invite them in to use our...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 00:00

I was in Quincy this weekend for their reorganizing convention.  I did a lot of question and answer work like what we’ve done here this morning.  The questions were fascinating, and somewhat different than the ones I hear in dioceses that are...

Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 00:00

I had a challenging trip here on Friday. I went to the airport in New York in plenty of time, and when I went to the counter to check my bag, the agent told me my flight was delayed more than an hour. I knew I only had an hour to connect in...

Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 00:00

In a few minutes, we’re going to pray: Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant you led your people out of slavery and made them free at last: Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther King, may resist...

Monday, March 30, 2009 - 00:00

An Easter Message The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop The Episcopal Church The light returns and the days lengthen, even if it remains startlingly dark as we rise these days -- daylight savings time is not always a blessing so...

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