Bishop's love for Alzheimer's-stricken wife inspires blog, book

Bishop Philip Weeks places his hands on the arms of the chair and leans down to face his wife, June.

“Do you love me?”

She continues singing the soft, garbled song that only she can understand.

“Fifty-six years tomorrow is our anniversary. How about that?”

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Posted in Pastoral Theology, Theology

4 comments on “Bishop's love for Alzheimer's-stricken wife inspires blog, book

  1. Dcn. Michael D. Harmon says:

    Bishop Weeks is not a charismatic Episcopal bishop, as the article mistakenly states. He is a retired bishop in the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church, which you can see from visiting his blogsite and reading about his new history of the CEC. The CEC came out of the Pentacostal movement on the West Coast and is now a worldwide communion. It has never been organizationally linked to either the Episcopal or Anglican traditions.

  2. New Reformation Advocate says:

    Thanks #1, you’re right.

    This is a touching and inspiring story, and very poignant for all of us who’ve lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s. In my case it wasn’t a wife, but my mother, who died of Alzheimer’s complications in 2005.

    David Handy+

  3. wildfire says:

    In a similar vein is the inspiring account of Robertson McQuilkin’s care for his wife in [url=]Christianity Today[/url].

    Also, in his own words in this [url=]video[/url].

  4. TomRightmyer says:

    Phil was rector of an Episcopal church in Charleston WVA when I was in Maryland. The Charismatic Episcopal Church now traces its succession to a division in the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil in the 1940’s.