Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hope among the Ruins

From The Living Church-

Around the rubble of Trinity Cathedral in Port au Prince the bishops processed, entering a makeshift shelter covering an overflow congregation of more than a thousand. Along came hundreds of clergy, nursing students, theological students, the Sisters of St. Margaret, and dozens of acolytes. They proceeded to the music of Haiti’s only symphony orchestra and a chorus from the cathedral’s school of music.

Such was the humble pageantry May 22 as Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori celebrated the consecration of OgĂ© Beauvoir as the Diocese of Haiti’s first bishop suffragan. Beauvoir has served for seven years as the dean of Episcopal Theological Seminary in Haiti, and previously was on the staff of Trinity Wall Street Church in New York.

During a visit to Miami earlier this year, the Rt. Rev. Leopold Frade, Bishop of Southeast Florida, introduced Beauvoir to Robin Mahfood, president and CEO of Food for the Poor. The relief and development ministry helped raise $46,000 for the cathedral’s music academy, which was destroyed in the earthquake of 2010.

Bishop Beauvoir will serve with the Rt. Rev. Jean Z. Duracin, Bishop of Haiti, and has been assigned to work in the northwest area of the country.

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