Saint Days: Charles Henry Brent, Bishop and Missionary
Charles Henry Brent (1862-1929) was a distinguished Episcopal Bishop and missionary who worked hard to advance the cause of the Gospel.
He served as the first missionary Bishop to the Philippines from 1902 until 1918. From 1917-1918, he was the Chaplain General of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. He ended his career serving as the Bishop of the diocese of Western New York.
Writing about the things that matter in this world and the next, Brent once stated:
"There are but two great realities in the whole universe--the heart of God and the heart of man, and each is ever seeking the other. It is this that makes the adventure for God not an experiment, but a certainty. The appeal issuing from man's abysmal need is met by the amplitude of the divine supply."
Let us remember Charles Henry Brent today in our prayers:
Almighty and everlasting God, we thank you for your servant Bp. Charles Henry Brent, whom you called to preach the Gospel to the people of the Philippines; raise up in this and every land evangelists and heralds of your kingdom, that your Church may proclaim the unsearchable riches of our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.