Rev. Elizabeth Zarelli Turner Rev. Elizabeth Zarelli Turner is the Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas.
Emotional Health · News

The Message of Easter Is Mercy

By Rev. Elizabeth Zarelli Turner
By Rev. Elizabeth Zarelli Turner

Pope Francis delivered his first Sunday Angelus prayer and address from his papal apartment on Sunday, March 17. He said, "God never tires of forgiving us, but we sometimes tire of asking Him to forgive us . . . Let us never tire of asking God’s forgiveness.”

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Divorce & Widowhood · Family & Friends

An Episcopal Priest Confronts Loss

By Rev. Elizabeth Zarelli Turner
I was told that one of our parishioners, Kristen, was outside in her car with her 6-year-old son. Her husband had died a few hours before, during a minor outpatient procedure. At the age of 51 he had gone into cardiac arrest, and they had not been able to revive him. Kristen wanted to bring her son by the church to talk to me because she was so afraid of saying the wrong thing about his father’s death and about heaven.
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