Pat & Annemarie Carrigan were among the 54 members of the Incarnation High School Mission trip that returned from Guatemala this afternoon.  Having raised the money in advance, the group constructed 5 houses and 11 stoves in a remote rural village.  Thanks to Pam Coghlan, Carl Hammack, and all the leaders and donors who made the trip possible.

What a pleasure was afternoon to marry Raymond Phillips, 89, and Mimi Henley, 87. Both widowed after half century marriages, they have been friends for 71 years. Raymond took Mimi to his high school prom in 1943 before enlisting in the army to fight in the war.

Delighted this morning to take part in the ordination of Christopher Yoder, shown here with his parents following the service. Deacon Yoder has joined the staff of the Church of the Incarnation. (at St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts)

I had the honor of preaching at the Nashotah House Convocation on May 22nd.  These two buildings, preserved on the campus of Nashotah House, bear witness to the humble beginnings of this theological college, and the pioneering spirit of early American Anglo-Catholicism. They were built to house a missionary monastic community in the Wisconsin Territory which soon became a training center for the priesthood. The Blue House was constructed in 1842 as the community’s home. The Red Chapel was built the following year.