Ordinary and Extraordinary Saints
We often think of saints as perfect and one dimensional. In this series we learn about the lives of people who served, sacrificed, and followed their faith calling and explore what they can teach us about our own life of faith.
Elizabeth Burrow, courageous journalist in Arkansas, fought segregation in the 1950s and was close friends with Dorothy Day. Join the Rev. Elizabeth Edman, Burrow’s grandniece, to learn how these two ordinary saints dug deep into their faith and stood against injustice.
Edith Cavell was a WWI nurse who tended the war injured and helped soldiers escape on both sides of the conflict. Her bravery is depicted in artist Brian Whelan’s “The Stations of Edith Cavell.” Ruth Frey, from the faith formation team, will discuss Cavell’s life and invite the Discovery community to contemplate Whelan’s Stations.
The Rev. Pauli Murray had a profound impact on the judicial system and racial equity in this country. Join Barbara Lau, Executive Director of the Pauli Murray Center, to learn about Murray’s life and legacy.
Join the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and Trinity’s Theologian-in-Residence as she discusses the spirituality of the Rev. Pauli Murray and how her faith fueled her work for justice.