“All Are Welcome In This Place”

A Message from Mother Cathy Carpenter

To Those Called to be Saints in Valparaiso:
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
This is (more or less) the way Saint Paul addressed his letters to the various churches;
“to those called to be saints.” By that he meant everyone – those who are especially
holy, and the rest of us who are, let’s say, working on it. The good news is that the
definition of a saint is not a person who has achieved perfection, but rather one who
shows the world a life lived in God, with the inevitable struggles and difficulties of
human existence.
I am beyond excited, looking forward to joining you at St. Andrew’s in the middle of June! From what I heard and saw when Jon and I visited in March, and from your news
since that time, there are great things happening. I can’t wait to get to know you all, and
to see what the Holy Spirit has in mind for the next steps in our joint calling to be saints
in this time and place.  ~Mth Cathy Carpenter