Laurenda Daniels

We are saddened to share that Laurenda Daniels passed away last Wednesday, January 4.  Laurenda travelled with us on several pilgrimages adding spirit and joy to everyone’s experience.  Our condolences to her family and wide network of friends who will miss her very much.

Happy St. Francis’ Day

October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

We will be visiting Assisi next May 5 (seven months from tomorrow) to explore the spirituality of St. Francis.

I liked Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation today on this topic, how he connects St Francis of Assisi with our world today.

50th Anniversary Party! (Oct 28)

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Friday October 28, Gerald Hobbs will celebrate with friends 50 years of ordained ministry.

Drop in between 7:30 and 10:30 pm at VST Epiphany Chapel, 6030 Chancellor Blvd., Vancouver, BC.

There is limited parking; street parking is very tight, but the UBC Rose Garden parkade is nearby.

Light refreshments will be served; you may count on me for good wine.

Please, no gifts. Should you wish to do something, make a donation to a fund for Syrian refugee assistance in honour of the occasion.

RSVP: e-mail rgh@vst.edu

Happy St James Day

Happy St. James day!

St. James of Compostela is the patron saint of Pilgrims.

On the Rhine River pilgrimage last year, we saw this statue of St. James on the banks of the Rhine River, at the bridge where pilgrims from southern Germany crossed on their way to Spain. St. James has the scallop shell on his hat, and he is holding Strasbourg Cathedral.

Remembering Helen Hobbs

Helen Gertrude Hobbs (née Short)
November 2, 1943 to May 6, 2016.

Helen died in peace in her seventy-third year, resident at the New Vista Care Home in Burnaby, BC.  For a number of years she had suffered diminishing physical capacity, and the mental erosion worked by dementia. Her end came surrounded by family, who wish to thank the staff of New Vista for their care of Helen these past two years. Continue reading “Remembering Helen Hobbs”