At St. Mary's well-being includes all aspects of our lives as God's creation. We believe in taking care of our minds, bodies and spirits, each of which is a gift from God, and in nourishing each of these aspects in our lives.
St. Mary's provides a community in which we have the support of others and a place in which one can be both open and vulnerable as well as safe. Our intellectual and spiritual health – mind and soul— are connected to our physical well-being and that spills over into our relationships, work, and every aspect of our life.
From Bible study to a community garden to a beautiful property for walking and meditating, St. Mary's offers numerous ways to take good care of one of God's most sacred creations -- us!
Prayer for a Pandemic
~ May we who are merely inconvenienced, remember those whose lives are at stake.
~ May we who have no risk factors, remember those most vulnerable.
~ May we who have the luxury of working from home, remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
~ May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close, remember those children who will go hungry with no school meals.
~ May we who have to cancel our trips, remember those with no place to go.
~ May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market, remember those who have no margin at all.
~ May we who settle in for quarantine at home, remember those who have no home.
~ As fear grips our country, let us choose love.
~ During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbour.
~ Through Jesus Christ our Saviour, whose arms of love embrace us all. Amen.
– Cameron Wiggins Bellm