Visio Divina: Divine Seeing

This blog post was written by the Rev. Wilfredo Benitez, Priest-in-Charge at St. John’s, Stamford Spiritual practices that go beyond our traditional church practices offer an exploration of Spirit that are both ancient and new.  Visio Divina, divine seeing, is one such practice.  Building upon the practice of Lectio Divina, or dwelling on the Word,…

Surrender

Poem by Allison Brown, member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Shelton. If it were up to me I would have kept going;going and going from meeting to gatheringreally anything to outrun the battle of my own mind.All the while convincing myself that I did all of it because I enjoyed those activitiesbecause I already…

Meet: H. Peet Foster: this is my bee suit 🐝

Meet H. Peet Foster, beekeeper, choir member, and parishioner at St. Paul’s Riverside. I visited H. Peet and the two beehives at St. Paul’s this past September just before the hives began their process of sealing for the winter.  The community at St. Paul’s gifted their new rector the Rev. Stephanie Johnson with two hives…

Interfaith Dinner and Discussion at Grace Farms

A rabbi, a priest, and an imam all sat down for dinner at Grace Farms… No that isn’t a beginning of a joke, it was my dinner last Tuesday when I joined 75 other individuals in a beautiful dining room at Grace Farms in New Canaan. The evening program was an Interfaith Passover Seder and…

The Saint John’s Bible

Last week I traveled to St. Luke’s parish in Darien to look at a Bible. This is not just any ordinary Bible, oh no. This Bible is modern, ancient, colorful, powerful, timely, and classic all in one.

Meet Frankie Williams: Too Blessed to be Stressed

When asked if she could have a life motto, Frankie Williams quickly answered, “I am ‘too blessed to be stressed.’” Frankie will turn 94 on March 11, and she has seen change – in the world, in the church, in her town, and in her parish.