Troubadour

The Troubadour is the SFH print newsletter which is published roughly three times per year.

In This Issue

  • Ellen Adams, “Seeking the Welfare of the City”
  • Ron Steed, “Sermon on Faith, Transition and Justice”
  • David Gonzalez Rice, “The View from Outside”
  • Frida Berrigan, “Broad Street Blues”
  • David Gonzalez Rice, “A Reflection on Homelessness”
  • Annual Appeal Letter

Center Section

Pictures of St. Francis House in Action

In This Issue

  • Jason Wells, “A Time to Reflect and a Time to Grow”
  • Clarification of Thought Schedule / Note on Choosing the Theme
  • Appeal Letter for “Raising the Roof” of Victory House
  • Rick Bellows, TSSF, “You Had to Be There”
  • Publication notice for S.T. Georgiou’s In the Beginning Was Love: Contemplative Words of Robert Lax
  • Reprint of Instead of Meditating by Emmett Jarrett

Center Section

Restoring and Growing Hospitality — photos of the Victory House roof and the Hermitage

In This Issue

  • Janice Syedullah, TSSF, “Renewal and Reflection: A New Chapter in the Life of the St. Francis House Library”
  • Clarification of Thought Schedule Winter /Spring 2016 — “Seek Peace and Pursue It”
  • Ellen Adams, “The Principles underlying our series: Seek Peace and Pursue It”
  • Hannah Gant, Spark Makerspace Update
  • Len Raymond, “Street 9 — Restorative Practices in the New London Street Scene”

Center Section

The St. Francis House Library and newly organized collections in memory of the Rev. Emmett Jarrett, TSSF and Dr. Linda Powell Pruitt, TSSF

In This Issue

  • Ellen Adams, “Emmett’s Ongoing Impact on Our Lives”
  • Anne Scheibner, “Broad Street Blues”
  • 2015 Annual Appeal
  • Clarification of Thought schedule: “AMAZING GRACE: Decoding Whiteness in Contemporary America”
  • Anne Scheibner and Hannah Gant, “Exploring the Commons”
  • Hannah Gant, “Practicing the Commons”
  • Hearing Youth Voices, Update

Center Section

Jubilee Publications announces the release of,
To Catch a Wave: New and Selected Poems by Emmett Jarrett

In This Issue

  • Anne Scheibner, “In the Beginning was the Relationship”
  • Len Raymond, “A Heavy Joy: A Vietnam Veteran Returns to Vietnam”
  • Broad Street Blues: “The Walk for a New Spring 2015″ — closing with thanks to all those preparing meals for Cal Robertson and the St. Francis House community

Center Section
Photographs from Len Raymond’s Sabbatical in Vietnam

In This Issue

  • Mike Hatt, “Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize”:  A Call to Action and Witness for Peace
  • Anne Scheibner, “Broad Street Blues”
  • 2014 Annual Appeal— Anchor Team and Cal’s Team
  • St. Francis House -Ten Principles
  • Ellen Adams, Reflection on the Ten Principles
  • St. Francis House Wish List

Center Section
Our 15th Anniversary Celebration and Fiesta

In This Issue

  • Hannah Gant and David Gonzalez Rice, “What Makes an Intentional Community Intentional?”
  • Anne Scheibner, “Broad Street Blues”
  • Clarification of Thought Schedule Fall/Winter 2014 — “Porch Duty : Exploring Our Presence in the World”
  • Anchor Team, Planning for Cal Robertson to Become SFH Resident
  • Janice Syedullah, TSSF, “The St. Francis House Library”

Center Section
Spring and Summer 2014 – A Time for Celebration and Renewal

In This Issue

  • Responses to Rick Bellows and to themes of the Community Conversations and initial follow-up:
    • David Gonzalez
    • Joanne Sheehan
    • Paul Jakoboski and Anne Scheibner
  • Clarification of Thought Schedule Winter/Spring 2014 – “Reflecting on Intentional Community”
  • Hannah Gant, “Francis Fund Update”
  • St. Francis House Survey – Hard Copy and Online

Center Section
Visuals and Information arising from the Community Conversations and Follow-Up

In This Issue

  • Len Raymond, “A Compassionate Witness to Pain: Reflecting on the Dedication for Homeless Hospitality”
  • Clarification of Thought Schedule, Fall/Winter 2013
  • Hannah Gant, “Living and Working for SE CT”
  • Paul Jakoboski, “Broad Street Blues”

Center Section
New London: City of Murals Celebrating Our Garden Murals at St. Francis House

In This Issue

  • Joanne Sheehan, “Walking for Peace”
  • Excerpts from the Troubadour reflections by the late Rev. Emmett Jarrett, TSSF:
    • “Why We Walk”
    • “Sing Alleluia and Keep on Walking”
    • “How the Peace Pilgrimage Changed My Life”
  • Letter from the Board of St. Francis House
  • Beth McBride, “Chronology of the CNVA Walks”

Center Section
Photos of the Voluntown Peace Trust

In This Issue

  • Anne Scheibner, “Gentle Personalism”
  • Norm Faramelli, “American Personalism and The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
  • Excerpts from Peter Maurin’s Easy Essays
  • Anne Scheibner, “Reflections at the Funeral of Dr. Linda Powell Pruitt, TSSF”
  • Paul Jakoboski, “Broad Street Blues”

Center Section
The Re-Construction Project

In This Issue

  • Chrissy Guarnieri, “Holidays and Life at St. Francis House”
  • Anne Scheibner, “Broad Street Blues”
  • Clarification of Thought Schedule for Winter/Spring 2013
  • Jane and Kit Johnson, “Walking Our Talk with St, Francis”
  • Mary J. Novak, “Letter to Friends of St. Francis House”
  • Bob Bassett, “My Time at St. Francis House”
  • Bob Middeke-Conlin, “Memories of St. Francis House”

In This Issue

  • “Hearing Youth Voices: A Call to Action” by Chelsea Cleveland, Laura Burfoot, and Ranita Ray
  • “Who Are We” written by Yanitza Cubilette and Hearing Youth Voices
  • “Research Procedure” written by Erick Carrión, Ranita Ray, and Hearing Youth Voices
  • “Research Findings” all research completed by Hearing Youth Voices: Tiyana Brown, Deryn Burrel, ErickCarrión, Sheila Cortez, Genesis Cubilette, Yanitza Cubilette, Kiara Delgado, Xavier Rodriguez, Stacia Rosado, and Derenis Santos
  • Excerpt from “Expectations” written by Tiyana Brown
  • “No Español” written by Erick Carrión and Derenis Santos and performed by Erick Carrión, Derenis Santos, and Sheila Cortez
  • “Broad Street Blues” by Anne Scheibner

In This Issue

  • Ellen Adams, “Work and Justice: A Review of Our Spring Clarification of Thought Series”
  • Len Raymond, “Measuring Well-Being as a Force for Change”
  • Anne Scheibner, Funeral Remarks Reprint from The Day, “Last Words….”

Center Section
Eunice McLean Waller  •  June 29, 1921 – April 20, 2012  •  R.I.P.

In This Issue

  • Peg Moran, “Entrepreneurship as Passionate Vocation”
  • Mike Izbicki, Letter to St. Francis House with Note on Robert Ellsberg’s All Saints
  • Paul Jakoboski, TSSF “An Enlightening Close Call – A Chapter in My Life with Lung Cancer”
  • Anne Scheibner, “Broad Street Blues”

Center Section
Dorothy Jean Paulsen  •  March 12, 1910 – January 21, 2012  •  R.I.P.

In This Issue

  • Paul Jakoboski, “Food”
  • Ellen Adams, “Clarification of Thought: Focus on Our Local Economy”
  • Clarification of Thought Schedule: 2012 Winter-Spring
  • Updates from former St. Francis House residents: Mike Izbicki and Bob Middeke-Conlin
  • Anne Scheibner, “ The Francis Fund for SE CT: Making a Beginning” and “Broad Street Blues”
  • 2011 Annual Appeal Letter

Center Section
The Francis Fund for Southeastern Connecticut and Francis Fund Intern Positions

In This Issue

  • Michael Izbicki, “Next Steps on the Journey”
  • Anne Scheibner, “Broad Street Blues”
  • Photo: “Taking Peace to the Street”
  • Announcements:
    • Radical Discipleship Course
    • Clarification of Thought Schedule
    • Reformatting of the Troubadour
  • Nonviolence Poster
  • Emmett Jarrett, TSSF, “Christian Non-Violence and Mike Izbicki”
  • Coverage of Izbicki discharge — February, 2011:
    • “Midshipman, Then Pacifist: Rare Victory to Leave Navy” – New York Times
    • “Navy has granted conscientious objector status…” – The Day
    • Email exchange on discharge
  • Student report on Mike’s school visit
  • Laura Burfoot emails
  • Henri and Max Alphonse email
  • Photo: Stations of the Cross – Sub Base

In This Issue

  • Anne Scheibner, “Billy Bass, the Blues and the Mode of the Music”
  • Poem by Emmett Jarrett, “Earth and Sea and Sky”
  • News coverage and community responses to Emmett’s death – RIP
  • Paul Jakoboski, “Food Blues”
  • Clarification of Thought Schedule Winter-Spring 2011
  • Application for Radical Discipleship Course – July 24-30, 2011

In This Issue

  • Anne Scheinber, The Teachable Moment”
  • Clarification of Thought Schedule Winter-Spring 2010
  • Responses to “The Two Favors”
  • Paul Jakoboski, “Victory House Visions”
  • Emmett Jarrett, TSSF, “Reflections on the Draft of the Ten Principles”
  • A Draft of Ten Principles for Living in Community at St. Francis House
  • Radical Discipleship Course — June 20-26 — Description and Application

Center Section
Dedication of the Mark Auer Memorial Drive and Meditation Garden

Following Center Section
The 10th Anniversary Celebration and Troubadour Art Retrospective