Oct 30, 2013

STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE: Fr. Ricardo Frohmader and the English speaking Episcopal/Anglican parishes of St. James and St. Albans in Guatemala, Central America



Today, I had lunch with a longterm great friend, Elizabeth Bell (Antigua Tours) http://antiguatours.net/and she is  the most well known/award winning and  famous historian and author around this Spanish Colonial Capitol (and Episcopalian) and our new priest Fr. Ricardo Frohmader (a very fun and loving man).  Fr. Ricardo is working very hard with the English Speaking parishes in Guatemala City (St. James) and Antigua (St. Albans) and he does both services with Holy Eucharist in both cities EVERY Sunday. 

It was a wonderful mid-week-break and sooo much fun as we had a lovely/casual patio lunch (Big Americano style hamburgers, with french fries and even a cheese cake jumbo slice we split for dessert) --- AND, all with a view of the stunning AGUA VOLCANO. 


We decided that St. Albans/Antigua, Guatemala will start to share our ongoing mission story on facebook. Get ready, we are coming to a facebook page near you...St. Albans, Guatemala! (besides everything else, it's been a lovely day in Sacatepequez) Google the Agua Volcano, or Antigua, Guatemala and you will see. Click on Antigua Tours, or find Fr. Ricardo and Elizabeth Bell amongst my friends...close ones!

Visit Guatemala and visit St. James (at the Cathedral of Santiago) and St. Albans (Casa Convento Concepcion) for English Episcopal/Anglican services too.  We are a very friendly/hospitable and all-around lovely bunch of Episcopalians, and fully inclusive too!

Oct 21, 2013

ARCHBISHOP OKOH/NIGERIA: The Anglican Primate of Nigeria has gone to Nirobi to promote dissension, discord , divisive stewardship and evangelical better-than-you/me-holiness

AS NIGERIA CONTINUES TO BE AFLAME WITH SOCIAL STRIFE AND DEADLY CIVIL UNREST --  ARCHBISHOP OKOH TAKES A LARGE ¨RELIGIOUSLIKE DELEGATION¨ TO KENYA TO ENDORSE MORE DIFFERENCE, AND HATERED WITHIN THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION

¨The Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, left Abuja on Sunday as the head of Nigeria’s 470-man delegation to Kenya, to attend the second Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), opening today, October 21.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Okoh, while in Nairobi, would join leaders from Anglican Provinces in Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, UK and  the U.S. to discuss the future of the Anglican Communion.
GAFCON was established in 2008 as a result of the strange teaching of western churches of the Anglican Communion, particularly on sexual preferences and homosexuality.
The maiden conference took place in Jerusalem in 2008, the same year Nigerian bishops pulled out from the Lambert Conference, the once-a-decade meeting of all Anglican bishops.
In a prayer and fasting session on October 15 in Abuja, Okoh urged Anglicans in Nigeria to pray for the security and success of the conference in Nairobi.
He recounted that in 2008, the hotel where some delegates stayed in Jerusalem was bombed hours after they checked out.
The meeting in Kenya is coming nearly a month after the terror attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.
The primate noted that as expected, organisers had ensured tight security around the venue of the event, All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi from October 21 to October 26.
Meanwhile, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, will address the GAFCON primates on Sunday, in Nairobi, before the conference opens the following day.
A delegate,  Mr Abraham Yisa, who is also the Registrar of the Church of Nigeria, said the issues that brought about the birth of GAFCON in 2008 had not abated five years after.
“The things that brought about GAFCON have not changed, indeed, they are worse off. In England, the parliament has legalised gay marriage.
“Canada and America have persisted in their revisionist teachings and this has kept the GAFCON primates, clergy and laity more united....don't miss a word

Oct 19, 2013

REVISITING ROMANCE: You know who you are (out beyond the valley of dreams)


A rainy morning into afternoon in Guatemala (and my heart remembers the valley of dreams)

Len

Oct 17, 2013

THROW THE REPUBLICAN BIG MONEY GREEDSTERS, FAUX-RELIGIOUS PREDATORS, and SCAVENGERS of HATE OUT OF THE U.S. SENATE (and the House of Representatives in 2014)



A WORTHWHILE SUGGESTION FROM OUR DEAR FRIEND IN SOUTH AFRICA:


THROW THE BUMS OUT!

Sen. Tom Coburn (Okla.),
Sen. John Cornyn (Texas),
Sen. Mike Crapo (Idaho),
Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas),
Sen. Mike Enzi (Wyo.),
Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa),
Sen. Dean Heller (Nev.),
Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.),
Sen. Mike Lee (Utah),
Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.),
Sen. Pat Roberts (Kansas),
Sen. Jim Risch (Idaho),
Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.),
Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.),
Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.),
Sen. Richard Shelby (Ala.),
Sen. Pat Toomey (Pa.),
Sen. David Vitter (La.)"

Thank you,

Jane Mason

Oct 14, 2013

PADRE LUIZ COELHO: Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil

 Padre Luiz Coelho
(With Eduardo Costa and Gisèle Pimentel)
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ORDINATION INTO THE EPISCOPAL ANGLICAN CHURCH OF BRAZIL!


Luiz Coelho+

Oct 10, 2013

RETIREMENT IN FULL BLOOM: The colorfilled world of my artwork that keeps on growing (just like me)


Earlier in my working life I attended the Premiere Vision/Première Vision exposition (fabric forecasting one year in advance) in Paris every year for over eight years. It was a fantastic experience because every major, and growing/minor, fashion designer/product person visited this show to better understand coming trends in color, in texture, in mood (every) as emerging through textiles.

Première Vision, Paris
 Many of the best known designers attend to order or customize and then order their fabrics for fashion week/season presentations (all different shows in different countries and at different levels of pricepoints at retail and wholesale). Attending Premiere Vision/Paris remains part of my collection of inspirational memories in my life as both a buyer and later as a product development person.

Pointillism for prints?
In retirement my artwork has grown and blossomed into the kind of newness and excitement that I think would make very new/saleable fabric prints (or wovens) for either fashion or decorative (even printed on manmade or natural materials such as leather for handbags).


Geometrics? (lamp bases, series of three pair)
I am now deciding what a solid new presentation of my work (possibly even in concert with a NGO for their fund raising) would look like for promoting  it/myself into the fashion industry (again).



I am also thinking much about a sensible/captivating online direct approach and will look forward to making contact with relieable and forward fashion editors, designers and sources who value interesting/new artwork in the fashion and/or decorative/design industry.

Woven primitives?
My ¨cubism¨  faces - oversize cotton sheeting  prints?

ANY IDEAS?
Please contact me privately or here/comments, or at facebook, or at santosiempre at yahoo dot com. I appreciate suggestions and would be glad for your help with contact information (names, emails) or everyday advise.  Thank you


Leonardo Ricardo aka Leonard Clark Beardsley

Oct 3, 2013

IT'S RAINING AS HARD AS IT CAN: (meanwhile I am painting ¨faraway faces¨ which are emerging from the emerald green atmosphere)

Ceramic Pots 30¨ to 36¨ high
¨In work¨  (all)


(to be continued)