By Jason Sierra
In The Holy and Human Process of Making Art, artist Jason Sierra shares his stunning and provocative art, encouraging us to wrestle with symbols, images and words, and not be bound by them – to break them open and embrace the ‘messy truth.’
By Anthony Rodriguez
Children’s ministry can be both incredibly rewarding and challenging at the same time. In The Route Less Traveled, Anthony Rodriguez narrates his life-changing experience of participating in and then leading children’s ministry, both through pre-pandemic and pandemic times.
By Hipólito Fernández Reina
Hipólito Fernandez Reina charts his unique journey as a priest in Connected to Family, Connected to God, emphasizing the importance of both personal and spiritual family for support and inspiration along the way.
By Anthony Guillén
Latino ministry is a dynamic and growing part of the Episcopal church’s ministry. In Celebrating Latin@/Hispanic Ministry and Leadership, Anthony Guillén, recognizes the incredible leadership and impact LatinX leaders have had over recent years, highlighting their gifts to our church.
By Charis Bhagianathan
This month we continue celebrating leaders among us who are engaged in creative and innovative work though the Latino/Hispanic ministries in the Episcopal Church. These stories highlight their love for family, community and art in inspirational ways, lifting up new ways to be a vibrant, diverse family of God’s children.
By Santi Rodriguez
Mental illness in comunidades latinas is not something that is openly discussed. In Shared Anxieties, Santi Rodriguez talks to us about mental illness – often seen as taboo or a stigma in comunidades Latinas – and how important it is for us to talk about it openly and truthfully. He also gives us ideas on how to care for our mental health.
By Angela Gutierrez Castillo
There are times when only family is able to help us keep moving forward. In My Family, My Motivation, Angela Gutierrez Castillo talks about the importance of family – not only the family you’re born into but the family you make along the way – to motivate her and to help her to overcome struggles and reach important life goals. Her family has inspired her to work hard and be dedicated.
By Mildred J. Briones Reyes
Sometimes all we need is a sign to show us if we are on the right path. In Faith in a Sand Dollar, Mildred J. Briones Reyes tells the story of how her love for the beach inspired her to ask God for a sign while she was discerning whether she should work for the church or not. This sign was to find a sand dollar that was intact, and this symbol became most important to her and her discernment.
By Christina Encinosa
Art can help us figure out what our future holds and can also help us express ourselves. In Pacts with God, Christina Encinosa remembers her pacts with God that had to be revisited as she grew and matured and eventually discerned a call into the priesthood. She also shares how her art helped her cope with stress and is a bridge to God and others.
By Arnoldo L. Romero
There is beauty in making art that shares what your spirit is feeling. In My Spiritual Art Journey, Arnoldo L. Romero shares how he began to use art to express his spirituality and himself. He shares what he has found to make art spiritual and explains how you can start making spiritual art. Arnold also tells us how he used his art as he discerned his calling into the priesthood.