In Our Communities
Companions of the Holy Cross, Episcopal women living in dispersed community, share a vocation to “a life of prayer, transformation and reconciliation within ourselves, within our Companionship, within our faith communities, and within the whole creation”.
We live out this vocation at the corporate level through our ministry at Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center, and through a commitment to daily prayer as outlined in our monthly “Intercession Paper” (IP).
As individual Companions and in local Chapters, we take action in the world with a special focus on the “Mission of God in the World,” the “Unity of all God's People,” and “Social Justice.”
Imagine, Anglican women from across the world, bound by an abiding love for Jesus, sharing personal stories, deepest hopes, dreams and personal prayers. Imagine, the diversity of Anglican women from across the world, praying with dance and music, through art and poetry, and in silence. Women gathered, listening to one another and to God. Imagine, Anglican women from across the world, forever bound in an international community of mutually supportive prayers. The
Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross imagined these possibilities and hosted, along with Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), a conference that began the reality of that imagining.
Anglican Women at Prayer: Weaving Our Bonds of Affection gathered 120 women from across the Anglican Communion from March 14-16, 2014 on the campus of VTS in Alexandria, Virginia, to worship, sing, learn about one another’s lives, pray for and with one another, share how and for what we pray, and most of all to begin developing bonds of affection. Plenary sessions were led by the Rev. Dr. Eleanor Sanderson, formerly vicar of St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Eastbourne, New Zealand.
Artists participated by submitting work to Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts' on-line exhibit. To see the exhibit, click here.
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