[RivCompanions] A sad development
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Fri Jul 11 12:16:30 UTC 2014
I have questions, concerns and a great desire to respond but we are still
in the process of discussion and prayer.
Susie, ours prayers are with you. and our love.
*“For surely I know the plans I have for you,… plans for your welfare
and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon
me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you
will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, …
and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and
all the places where I have driven you, … and I will bring you back to the
place from which I sent you into exile." *Jeremiah 29:11-14
On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Virginia Brown <mothervirginiadb at gmail.com>
> Dear Companions,
> I have some sad and distressing news to share with you all. The Council
> of Advice met this afternoon, and have asked Susie to leave the Motherhouse
> within the next two weeks. Ed will be leaving this weekend. Without going
> into any unnecessary detail, this follows disclosures of the use over a
> period of time of marijuana at the Motherhouse by Susie, along with Ed and
> Abby, and sharing it with a retreatant/guest. This is illegal in the state
> of Missouri, carrying heavy legal penalties, so placing the House and the
> Community in jeopardy; but it also involved issues of transparency and
> Susie has served as Retreat Coordinator for several years, and her
> hospitality is celebrated throughout this Diocese and beyond. We grieve at
> this development on multiple levels, and ask your prayers for Susie, Abby
> and Ed, and all who will be impacted by it. What will happen next is
> something we'll need to discuss over the next few months.
> The decision was unanimously taken by Cathy, Christine, Noel and me, in
> consultation with Bishop Barry, who has been of great help and support.
> At present, this news is being shared with the Professed members of the
> Community, but we'll share it shortly with all. Please, if you do have
> questions about this, feel free to contact one of us. Let's be careful,
> though, to avoid gossip.
> Love to all,
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> RivCompanions at justus.anglican.org
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