Presiding Bishop offers tribute to Barbara Bush

Posted Apr 20, 2018

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The following statement from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is in tribute to Former First Lady Barbara Bush.

Barbara Bush at White House

The funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, shown during her White House days, will be April 21 at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Photo: White House

Today and tomorrow, as the Bush family and the nation they have served so faithfully give thanks for the life and witness of Mrs. Barbara Bush, we of the Episcopal Church likewise give God thanks for her life and her witness to us. While her husband President Bush, her family, friends and colleagues know this more intimately than those of us who only knew her from afar, we saw in her a witness to the virtues of personal integrity, devotion to family, commitment to speak truth come what may, and service to her country and to the well-being of the breadth of the human family of God. Because of her commitment to literacy, there are many today who behold new worlds and have hope because of the written word. And, because of her life and real faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and his way of love, we have beheld a great soul, and have hope that we can live likewise.

May the soul of Barbara and the souls of all the departed, through the mercies of God, rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
The Episcopal Church


Comments (4)

  1. Michael Czerwinski says:

    It is sad that such a wonderful; and loving lady will now set at the right hand of God and be involved with his teachings. We currently are members of Christ’s Episcopal Church in Castle Rock, CO. under the direction of our new Prei

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    n Winter. We were previously members of St. Martin’s Episcopal in Houston TX

  2. Susan Bravo says:

    Thank you, Bishop, for your kind and loving words. She was the epitome of a lady and she will be missed.

  3. Matthew May says:

    shr was a great lady and great first lady in my opinion she was and will be remembered for her grace class i always have been an admirer of her god bless Former president Bush and family my prayers are with your family and my love

  4. PJ Cabbiness says:

    She was a wonderful, God fearing, Christian woman and a tremendous example for us all. God rest her soul.

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