It is late Fall now. The leaves have all pretty well fallen and woods in back of the Hermitage are mostly bare with a few spots of color here and there. This year’s Autumn has been the most colorful we have had in years. The trees with their reds, yellows, orange and still green leaves just radiate in the bright Fall sunlight and even in the dullest of days the color is still outstanding. We have had mornings that have dropped into the thirties but mainly we have experienced the days starting in the 40’s to low fifties. Just cold enough to feel like Fall.
The big news for us has been our move from the Anglican Province of America to the Episcopal Missionary Church. This realignment allows us to be more active in what we are attempting to do. We are now part and parcel of the Diocese of the South with my new assignment as a Suffragan Bishop. We have also separated our Franciscan communities here and in the Atlanta, Georgia, area from our association with the Franciscan Order of the Divine Compassion and have reformed as the Franciscan Communities of Our Saviour.
This should give us the latitude and freedom to move our communities in the directions we feel we should be directing our efforts toward.
We, here at the Hermitage, are excited about the moves we have made and will continue with our work and hope in what we do in our small way will have some impact on our culture and environment.
We thank you for your support and prayers.