• Farewell from Belém

    The Compass Rose Society visit ended with mass and lunch at St. Mary’s Cathedral. About 80 people attended the service and bid adieu to their new friends. Bishop Philip Poole, president of the Compass Rose Society, was the preacher and talked about the need all of us have to share our lives. There was also [...]

Farewell from Belém

The Compass Rose Society visit ended with mass and lunch at St. Mary’s Cathedral. About 80 people attended the service and bid adieu to their new friends. Bishop Philip Poole, president of the Compass Rose Society, was the preacher and talked about the need all of us have to share our lives. There was also [...]

Ecumenism and Prayer in the Amazon

After a full day visiting parishes in Metro Belém do Pará, Compass Rose Society members joined representatives of the Amazonian Council of Christian Churches and attended an Ecumenical Prayer Service at St. Mary’s Cathedral. After a brief moment of prayer led by Bishop Saulo Barros, the Rev. Marcos Barros invited worshippers to say their church [...]

Church visits in Belém

On Saturday morning, Compass Rose Society members visited several communities in the Belém do Pará area. At first, they went to one of the most dangerous neighborhoods of the city, where they could visit the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist. Due to security reasons, the group was accompanied by policemen, which concerned some [...]

Ascension in Santa Izabel

Five members of the Compass Rose Society group stayed in Belém to visit the Popular University (UNIPOP) and the Mission of the Ascension of the Lord, in Santa Izabel do Pará, which is located a 40-minute drive from Belém. The group arrived in Santa Izabel at 10:30 AM. At first, they met a family of [...]

Dignity and life in Gurupá

Twelve Compass Rose Society members left Belém at 8:30 AM with Bishop Saulo Barros and his wife and USPG missioner Ruth Barros. Together, they packed two airplanes and flew to Gurupá, in the low Amazon River. The Anglican Church has been developing a ministry in that community for the last five years. It all started [...]

Visitors arrive in the Amazon

In the afternoon, visitors from the Compass Rose Society arrived in Belém do Pará, see of the Diocese of the Amazon. They were welcomed at the International Airport Val de Cans by a group led by missioner Ruth Barros, and were taken to St. Mary’s Cathedral. The diocesan bishop, the Rt. Rev. Saulo Barros, clergy, [...]

Presentation at Rio Cathedral: Life in Communion

Bishop Philip Poole and Canon Kenneth Kearon talked to an audience of more than one hundred people at the Cathedral of the Redeemer’s parish hall. Bishop Poole explained what the Compass Rose Society is about, while Canon Kearon gave a talk on the state of the Anglican Communion. People from the audience asked a few [...]

A trip to remember

Members of the Compass Rose Society were on top of the world today, when they visited Rio de Janeiro’s most famous landmark. The trip to the Sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer – one of the seven modern wonders of the world – took the group 710 metres above sea level on top of Corcovado Mountain. [...]

Partnerships in Cidade de Deus

In the afternoon, Compass Rose Society members visited some important ecumenical and community partners in Cidade de Deus. First, they visited Christ the King’s ecumenical partner, the Roman Catholic Parish of the Eternal Father and St. Joseph, which is the only Roman Catholic parish in the neighborhood, comprising 5 congregations. There, they were greeted by [...]

Walking through Cidade de Deus

After listening to a brief presentation about Christ the King and its partner projects, Compass Rose members walked through the streets of Cidade de Deus, and got an eyewitness experience of the neighborhood the parish church tries to serve. Cidade de Deus (City of God, in Portuguese) was built in the 1960s to provide a [...]