[RivCompanions] Applications from Memphis

Billy Reed bill at wlreed.com
Fri Aug 2 00:23:48 UTC 2013

everybody !!
this is so cool !
it makes me so happy that chuck and lori have "applied".
lori told us sat night that they were completing their applications.
i recommend them and know murray agrees.
much love,

On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Noel Schwartz <nschwrtz at aol.com> wrote:

> I think they were following the instructions on the applications to send
> to Motherhouse.  Emmaus is supportive of their application (which we need
> to get to Joe and Claudia for their input), but I am sure that we will
> recommend they be accepted. I have met them through google hangout at
> chapter meeting.  They are open and sincere and will I think be very
> intentional about the discernment process.  They are gentle people with
> good and broad experiences in contemplative traditions and a rule of life.
> How lovely that we now have 11 people in formation with 8 beginning the
> process at the same time!!!!   Remember we are all going to need to pitch
> in.
> Keep the Texas group in your prayers as they meet Saturday.  After
> Virginia gets back to MO we will touch base and get back to you with the
> details about the process and your roles.
> Love to all,
> Noel
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: Susie Danielsson <susiedanielsson at gmail.com>
> To: RivCompanions <RivCompanions at justus.anglican.org>
> Sent: Thu, Aug 1, 2013 6:26 pm
> Subject: [RivCompanions] applications
>     Dear Companions,
>  The Motherhouse today received the applications for postulancy from a
> married couple from Memphis.  I don't know why they were sent here rather
> than to Emmaus Chapter, but I think it may be good for all of us to take a
> look and discern how to proceed.
>  They are Lori and Charles Miller.  They have been attending Saturday
> nights in Memphis since June.  He is a retired Presbyterian minister and
> she is an active lay person.  They both are involved with several outreach
> projects in Memphis, including the street ministry of St. Mary's
> Cathedral.  They've moved from city to city over the years and have very
> much wanted to have a community, and indeed have always either found one
> where they were or started some sort of small group of Christians.  They
> both state that they want to discern whether Rivendell is the community for
> them.  Personally, I like that way of thinking.  They aren't coming at it
> as if they already KNOW.
>  They are both 68 and have been married since 1965, having two grown
> sons.
>  I'm not sure how Virginia does the scanning of applications to send to
> you all, so I will wait until she returns from Houston.
>  Anyway, I will email both of them with copies to Murray to let them know
> we have their applications.  Any comments from Emmaus Chapter?
>  Love to all on this hot summer day.
>  Susie
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