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Thoughts from a Canadian Vicar

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July 2012

Give Me Your Love and Your Grace


Today is the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola. In honour of his life and the gift of his way of spirituality – we end the day with his prayer: “O my God, teach me to be generous to... Continue Reading →

Church Refuses Marriage Because of Race


Speaking of change..... Today we read the news that a couple had their wedding moved from a Mississippi church because some of its Baptist members could not tolerate the notion of an African-American Wedding in their church. The first startling... Continue Reading →

Why Struggle with Change?


Change is defined by dictionary.com this way:  to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one's name; to change one's opinion;to change the course of history. Some find change easier to manage than others, but it would be fair to say that we all struggle with change as it moves us from our comfort zone... Continue Reading →

I think I discovered the origins of Pantoloc…


WARNING --- THIS BLOG COMES WITH TONGUE FIRMLY PLANTED IN CHEEK! According to the Roman Calendar today is the Feast day of St. Pantaleon. He is the patron saint of “Physicians, midwives, livestock, invoked against headaches, consumption, locusts, witchcraft, accidents... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday!


Yesterday my brother Robert and his wife Jo-Anne celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. I wish them both a Happy Anniversary and a prayer for another 50 years of marriage. I miss being in Newfoundland when there are celebrations taking place.... Continue Reading →

Surely we must speak for peace…


I have been reading news reports about the shootings in Colorado. The story is so tragic and the violence seems so unspeakable. The interesting side story is the gun culture in America and the binary way in which people of... Continue Reading →

Come Healing


Come Healing Many, who know me, know that I am a great fan of Leonard Cohen. I love his music but more than that, I love his poetry. Each song that is recorded is a poem that often has a... Continue Reading →

Those Who Refresh Others Will Themselves be Refreshed


The Star-Telegram of Forth Worth Texas had a story yesterday celebrating the 110th Anniversary of Air Conditioning. Not Kidding! On the hottest day of the year here in Southwestern Ontario we were all giving thanks to God and to Willis... Continue Reading →

A Star Shone at the Hour of Our Meeting


What a week it has been. Last week I said farewell to a church family that we have been loved by and been in love with for nearly 14 years. Seven days later I was standing in front my new... Continue Reading →

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