Joining Jesus: Cathedral Redevelopment Update #2

This blog post was written by the Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, Cathedral Dean of Christ Church Cathedral. Approaching the Finish Line Last fall was a time of visioning, design reviews, and multiple Joining Jesus Initiative meetings.  On March 1, 2021, our terrific contractors arrived in the building to begin to make our vision a palpable reality. …

Joining Jesus: Cathedral Redevelopment Project

This blog post was written by The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral The Cathedral Redevelopment Project is a venture whose seeds were planted seven years ago, bearing fruit of creativity, innovation, and hope for our collective participation in God’s mission at the corner of Church and Main street in Hartford and…

Attempting to find unmixed attention in a modern intentional service community

In March of 1911, the rector of Christ Church, New Haven led a procession through my current home. With holy water and incense, he blessed every room. Mary S. Johnson and Josephine A. Lyon had recently moved into this home, St. Hilda’s House, on the corner of Broadway and Elm with the intention “to establish and provide for a place where a certain body of women could live a life of devotion and humble service,” as Lyon writes.