Twelve Moments: Christian Tradition
Bishop Hector Monterosso and Sandra Montes, Christian Tradition
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For the month of December, the Rothko Chapel presented a meditation in the Christian tradition with the theme "Search for a Place of Rest." Partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Bishop Monterroso provided a reflection in English on Posadas, a Latino tradition during Advent which involves re-enacting Mary and Joseph’s search for a place of rest in Bethlehem. Sandra Montes taught participants the traditional song used in Posadas in Spanish through call and response. Francisco Guevara accompanied the meditation on the guitar.
About the presenters:
Bishop Héctor Monterroso was born in Guatemala and for the last 14 years, has served as Episcopal Bishop of Costa Rica. He recently joined the Episcopal Diocese of Texas as an assistant bishop. The son of a professional soccer player, Bishop Monterroso used his own soccer prowess to help plant new churches. In addition to other duties at the Diocese he will help encourage and build the growing Latino population of the Episcopal Church in Texas. He and his wife Sandra have two grown children, María Beatriz, a medical doctor in Costa Rica, and Héctor Ramón, a civil engineer.
Sandra Montes was born in Perú, grew up in Guatemala and settled in Texas. Her passions are God, family (especially her son), writing, music, and education. She has been an active member of the Episcopal Church since 1986 where she often serves as musician, translator, speaker, consultant and writer. Sandra has a doctorate in education and taught for 21 years in public elementary schools before becoming a full-time independent consultant and musician.
About the series:
Since September 2005, on the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm, the Rothko Chapel hosts a meditation or contemplative practice focusing on a different spiritual or faith tradition featuring teachers and religious leaders from throughout the greater Houston community. The Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions series provides opportunities for visitors to learn more about a specific spiritual or faith tradition, and experience a related meditation or contemplative practice, such as prayer, chanting, and more. To learn more about other Twelve Moments, click here.