"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Saturday, August 04, 2012

My Other Project (Non-writing Category)

Since January 2011 I have participated--as Vice Chair of the Bishop Search and Nomination Committee--in the diocesan effort to find a successor to our present bishop, who retires in January 2013.

After a momentous period of discussion, listening, learning, prayer, reflection, and discernment, on May 19th our diocese elected a wonderful priest. A month ago, at the General Convention in Indianpolis, the whole church--House of Bishops and House of Deputies--consented to our election.

At about noontime today, the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, and a host of other bishops from New England and around the country and even the Roman Catholic church--consecrated him a bishop.

As you can see from the photo, I'm feeling very pleased and thankful about the result. Looking forward to the next chapter...

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