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at St Josephs3“Sometimes it’s a long way home: Texas veterans join local pilgrimages to aid the journey.”

“This is the reason these veterans gathered for this pilgrimage, to come home from war. They come to find reconciliation, a sacrament in the Church. So, before the confession, the veterans write down their confessions on small pieces of paper. They write down the memories they cannot get rid of, no matter how much they drink, or how far they run.”

Read the article by David Peters at Episcopal News Service.


“Army chaplain preaches reconciliation on 9/11” 

On David Peters’ sermon, “Learning War and Reconciliation.” Read the article by Nick Conner at Fort Hood Sentinel.


“Texas: Returning vets strike a chord”   

Col. Lynn Smith-Henry (ret.) and Kim Perlock established a guitar therapy class for vets. Read the article by Carol E. Barnwell at Episcopal News Service.

Kirby Kelly, renowned blues guitarist, prepares for a recital with a group of veterans. Photo: Diocese of Texas

Kirby Kelly, renowned blues guitarist, prepares for a recital with a group of veterans. Photo: Diocese of Texas


“An Army Chaplain, First Tested By War, Finds His Faith Peters EES picRenewed”

“I found that going to war was really pretty easy and it was kind of exciting, and there was a lot of energy around it. But when I came home, I really fell apart emotionally and spiritually.” -David Peters

Listen to the story on NPR.