No cups to be found:
In preparing for an Ecumenical Workshop in New Orleans, Mrs. Catherine Townsend (Chair of the LIC Task Force on Ecumenical Formation), wished to be able to provide some free items to our participants, among them being something which would help to commemorate in their minds, the upcoming 100th year celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Having recently attended a conference at the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute, she came back with a prized possession: a gift coffee mug with the red & white insignia of the praying hands accompanied by the black lettering annotating the upcoming 100th year celebration. Catherine, with her usual enthusiastic determination, decided that ALL of the attendees needed one of these prized cups! Lorraine (the Adm. Asst.) was set to the task of procuring the precious items.
However, after a few unsuccessful contacts, it was learned that the cups were a ‘limited edition’, and there were no more available. Graymoor was kind enough to provide us with some magnets with the same logo appearance.
When breaking the news to Catherine, she took it pretty well. She was thankful for the magnets, but she added: I KNEW my cup was special!