Tom Shaw, SSJE Brother, Bishop, Friend, 1945-2014

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The Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE monk, former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and friend to St. James, Teele Square, died Oct. 17, in the care of his SSJE brothers at Emery House in West Newbury, Mass.  He was 69.

Information about the visitation and funeral follows, below, and can be found here.

The Brothers invite you to share your memories and messages at


Friday, October 31st; 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
including the Office of the Dead at 6:00 p.m. and Compline at 8:30 p.m.

The Monastery Chapel
The Society of Saint John the Evangelist
980 Memorial Drive, Cambridge


The Eucharist of the Resurrection
Saturday, November 1st;  at 2:00 p.m.

Trinity Church
Copley Square, Boston
a reception follows
Bishops, priests, and deacons will not vest or process,
and are invited to sit in the congregation.

Burial will be private.


Br. Tom requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be directed to:

The Society of Saint John the Evangelist
980 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA  02138


The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
138 Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02111