Father Terry’s Blog

” Today once again I was touched by the Hand of God”

July 29, 2019

A Spiritual Reflection:   Today once again I was touched by the Hand of God  by Br. Donald Dubay, CFC, Community of Francis and Clare Forward by The Very Rev. Bill Terry:  The great mystics of the present and past ages have each enjoyed a unique and memorable connection to the divine. For Christians that […]

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Rectors Report: July TRANSITIONS and the Feast of St. Anna

July 25, 2019

RECTOR’S REPORT July 2019 The Feast of St. Anna was one of the best that we have experienced in years. Some of the key features was an aggressive outreach to members who have been absent for a time. Many of those “members” joined us for the Feast and showed support for the show following the […]

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Mass Canceled on Sunday July 14th Stay tuned!

July 13, 2019

As of this moment Saint Anna’s, in order to respect City directives and to preserve community safety, will be canceling Mass normally held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. If conditions should dramatically change and if we should have clear streets we may extend an invitation to join for Eucharist and Fellowship; both important in light […]

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The Rev. Daniel Hanna, Friend, Mentor, Advocate and Priest

May 23, 2019

THE REV. DANIEL  B. HANNA passed away on Wednesday May 22nd in the early hours at Lambeth  House/St. Anna’s nursing home. He was visited yesterday by many friends and the prayers for the dying were administered. He was anointed and given absolution. All rituals that Dan is very fond of and deeply believed in. I […]

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This life in the city at St. Anna’s

May 16, 2019

An evening in the city. It is about six in the evening in this old city. I step out of my office on the second floor of a very old home, now a parish house “Gordon Maginnis House”, and take a moment to enjoy the perfect weather, the warmth, there is a trumpet playing on […]

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An homage to Holy Ground on the Streets: “Polo” in memorium

February 13, 2019

“Polo” was a man. He was a man who made his home along the North Claiborne Avenue corridor. I did not know Polo but I do know that he breathed, he ate, he wanted, he dreamt, he laughed and cried. Polo knew hunger and likely knew fullness. I am sure that Polo, like all of […]

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It is as simple as an Ice Cream Cone

August 27, 2018

These are some of the wonderful ladies of Grace Episcopal Church in St. Francisville, LA. Some I have met before, some were new friends and faces. Yes, this wonderful community is populated with all kinds of folks: men folk, women folk, retired Bishops, missionaries, mission committees, day care ministries, youth ministries, and the historic church […]

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Rain and Tears – A rainbow today.

August 30, 2017

  Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.” The Book of Genesis […]

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And the rains came and we cried.

August 29, 2017

8/28/17  NEW ORLEANS by The Very Rev. Bill Terry+:     As we all hunker down awaiting the rain my wife and I sat on our porch after tonight’s evening news. Almost in tears we mourned the losses of the folks in Texas. Perhaps we are mourning the loss even before they can or have […]

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Asset Based Community Development aka “Communion”

March 8, 2017

“Hey Ya’ll:I can’t thank you enough for helping me to raise Emman and Clyde. As shy as Clyde is he got a job working at [a] Restaurant on Magazine Street. Plus he have a secret girlfriend. N—and I saw him and her walking holding hands. she’s a cute lil thing, Hispanic. I guess he’ll introduce […]

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