Home to Adelynrood: 2022 Companion Conference
In September 2019 I said "yes" to an invitation to lead our 2021 Companion Conference. In June 2022, after two summers of pandemic closure, I stepped back on the grounds of Adelynrood at last, two days ahead of the postponed
The Earth is God’s: 2022 Companion Conference
Rob Hirschfeld, Bishop of New Hampshire, recently released a video report from the Lambeth Conference about the bishops’ discussion on care for creation. I liked that our virtual Companion Conference on creation care, on Saints Francis and Clare, on Vida
God’s Call to Francis: 2022 Companion Conference
Jackie Schmitt talked about how Francis of Assisi inspired the early Companions to become leaders in different movements, using various gifts to reach out to help those on the margins of society. Stephanie Spellers invited us to reflect on what
A Grace-filled Creation: 2022 Companion Conference
When I think of a grace-filled creation I have only to watch one of David Attenborough’s stunning programs on the natural world. Since my teenage years in the UK, I have been enamored with David’s naturalist work as he made
Joys and Challenges: 2022 Companion Conference
St. Francis cared about the world and how we act in it. I will remember most clearly keynote speaker Stephanie Spellers’ statement that we are “Companions of the Holy Cross” but do we act that way?
The Courage to Risk, to Love, to Act: Reflections on Companion Conference 2021
Companion Conference always manages to tell us what we need to hear.
Writing Poetic Midrash
One of the offerings of the 2021 Companion Conference was a poetry workshop on writing a poem in the tradition of a midrash. In Jewish tradition, a midrash is discerning new meaning in the text of the Torah. For us today,