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It's Just Kevin's Corner

Thoughts from a Canadian Vicar

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December 2017

Tibbs’ Eve


I'm inviting you to come by St Aidan's and partake of a Newfoundland tradition - 23 Dec from 1-4 pm. - THAT's TODAY With help from Doug Wilson-Hodge, I HAVE planned a Tibb’s eve drop in PARTY! There will be... Continue Reading →

The Crucifix and Magnificat Mary


I was recently asked why we have a crucifix in the church. The simple and short answer is… Good Friday! The long answer became was Sunday's homily that I will post below. The particular crucifix we have hanging at St... Continue Reading →

Me and Magnificat Mary


Magnificat Mary is having a tremendous impact on my Advent observance. My original post was a bit tongue in cheek, and a bit of a call to try and find another way to mark Advent as a season set apart... Continue Reading →

Ever-Greening Love


Terra Viriditatem Sudat - the earth sweats out green things growing - –  Hildegard von Bingen Last night I was pleased to join #MagnificatMary and Peter, Vicky and Bjarne Andersen as we greened the front entrance of St Aidan's. It was... Continue Reading →

No Time for Rational Management Techniques


The whole thing makes a little sense really. But then again was it ever supposed to make sense? This business of chasing after the possibilities, of pursuing the potential, of looking for that which is lost… It can all seem... Continue Reading →

The Time is Drawing Close


Once in a while as a priest in the church, I am given a glimpse into the sacred, as expressed in simple, loving words and actions of others. While visiting Newfoundland last week for my friend Clare Stewart's ordination to... Continue Reading →

Magnificat Mary


You have heard of "Elf on the Shelf?" He's a tricky little elf who parents place in all kinds of unsuspecting places leading up to Christmas. According to "elfontheshelf.com," "It's a fun-filled Christmas tradition that's captured the hearts of children... Continue Reading →

An Overdue Thank-you


I was, in some ways a very broken and hurting child. You sir are one of those people who reminded me of my belovedness. Thank you. Thank you for being you, thank you for caring for me, caring for my parents, and for all of my siblings and their families. Thank you for being a faithful servant. You have made an incredible difference in my life.

Time to Be Real


This week I was privileged to present Clare Stewart at her priesting in the Diocese of Western Newfoundland. It was a beautiful evening at the Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist. From the rehearsal to the reception it was... Continue Reading →

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