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,
Each year, Companions gather in a memorial service to remember our sisters who have died in the past year. We celebrate lives well lived and mark a Companion’s move to what we lovingly call the Paradise Chapter.
If you come to a service in The Episcopal Church on February 25 and the “saint” commemorated is “Emily Malbone Morgan, Lay Leader and Contemplative, 1937,” you may well wonder, “Who is that? Never heard of her.”