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Stories of the people of our diocese proclaiming the Good News, nurturing new believers, reaching out in loving service, striving for justice, and caring for creation.

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Coins for Christ Raised Joy and $2,207 for UTO

by the Rev. Ashley Freeman, St. Patrick's, Zachary Long ago, in the distant past of Advent 2019 and early 2020, before the world faced the COVID19 pandemic, four of the ...
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Ascension Sunday Service 5.24.2020

Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his ...
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Share Your COVID-19 Pandemic Story

Share your COVID-19 experience with us. How has your faith sustained you through this difficult time? Where have you found God? Tell us about your experience with virtual worship? Were ...
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Pastoral Letter: March 17 Update COVID-19

Dear friends, As a follow up to my email last night, I want to further clarify a few things for us all. This is an ever-changing situation and we are ...
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Pastoral Letter – Update on COVID-19 Guidelines

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I write to you in the midst of our historic health crises. It is truly difficult to comprehend the movement of the virus and the impact ...
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Bishop Thompson’s Statement Following Governor John Bel Edwards Proclamation Halting Any Gathering of More Than 250 People

Earlier today, Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation that halts any gathering of more than 250 people until Monday, April 13th. I support the Governor’s proclamation. However, I would ...
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Pastoral Letter from Bishop Thompson Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

To My Sisters and Brothers in Christ: I write this letter as your chief pastor. For the past several months our news feeds have been inundated with reports regarding the ...
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Environmental Lenten Book Study Week Two: Ecology of the Canticle of Creation

Week Two: Care for Creation (a franciscan spirituality of the earth) by Ilia Delio, O.S.F - Keith Douglas Warner , O.F.M - Pamela Wood Chapter 3: Embodying the Incarnate Word ...
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Ministry Inspiration: Episcopal Tree Planting Project

by the Rev. Robert Beazley, priest-in-charge, St. Michael's, Mandeville When I was a child, I learned the proverb that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, ...
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Environmental Lenten Book Study Week 1: Ecology and Creation – Is Creation the House of God?

Care for Creation (A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth) by Ilia Delio, O.S.F - Keith Douglas Warner, O.F.M - Pamela Wood Chapters 1-2 Reflection by Deacon Joey Clavijo, Chair of ...
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New Orleans church, home to ‘murder board,’ eyes new tribute to victims in stars on ceiling

St. Anna’s Episcopal Church in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, has posted the names of homicide victim outside the church since 2007. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service [Episcopal ...
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Thy Kingdom Come on Earth as it is in Heaven

by the Rev. Watson Lamb, Chaplain, Chapel of the Holy Spirit, New Orleans We are in the last couple of days of Advent, and the waiting is almost over. In ...
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Change – One Bite at a Time

by the Rev. Christopher Golding, Associate Priest, St. Luke’s Church and School, Baton Rouge Recently, I had a chance to take an overnight retreat at the Solomon Center, our diocesan ...
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Ministry Inspiration: Sharing the Good News to Children Through St. Nicholas

by Br Todd Aquinas van Alstyne, OP Like many children, I grew up hearing about and believing in Saint Nicholas. Different cultures have different stories, legends and myths about Saint ...
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Slow Down and Look Around

by the Rev. Robert Beazley, Rector, St. Michael's, Mandeville Matthew Broderick, through the prophetic words of Ferris Bueller, taught us that, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and ...
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Ministry Inspiration: Holy Hounds

by Kristen Wheeler, Christ Church, Slidell, and founder of Holy Hounds Ministry Who is Angela Basset? Angela Basset is a therapy dog who is trained to provide affection, comfort, and ...
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2019 CMA Grant Recipients

by the Rev. John Pitzer, CMA Committee Co-Chair Let Love Open the Door, was the theme this year for the Community Mission Appeal. CMA, is a grant program to assist ...
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Celebrating Bishop Thompson’s 10th Anniversary of His Consecration as Bishop of Louisiana

Delivered on November 2, 2019 The 182th Annual Convention The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana by the Rev. Canon Shannon Rogers Manning “Telling a story is like reaching into a granary ...
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Sign up for Sustain Island Home, the Episcopal Church Carbon Tracker

by George Bond, a parishioner at St. George's, New Orleans, and member of the Environmental Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana  “God so loved the world that he gave his only ...
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Finding Inspiration for Ministry: Applying Lesson Learned While Earning a D. Min.

by the Rev. Fred Devall, Rector, St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Metairie All clergy are required to engage in some form of continuing education.  Over the years I have been to ...
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