Clean Monday | First Day of Lent (Eastern Rite)
For the Eastern Church, Lent begins with Clean Monday…
Once a year, Ash Wednesday and the wider Lenten fast provide the collective opportunity to notice, confess and address our willful opposition to love…
The Eminently Convertible Abba Antony
Saint Antony of the Desert is widely considered to be the father of desert monasticism.
Nathanael’s Epiphany | John 1:43-50
Upon being called by Jesus to “follow me,” Phillip, one of the first disciples to be so called, ran to his friend Nathanael, exclaiming, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth” (John 1:45).
Open Letter to the Senate Regarding Reconciliation Bill C262
“Great harm has been done. And for healing to occur, there first needs to be a commitment to stop harm. Bill C-262 is such a commitment and sets the stage for a new and mutually fruitful relationship with Canada’s First Nations, whom John Ralston Saul rightly calls ‘the senior founding pillar of our civilization.'”
The Feast of Saint Valentine
According to tradition Bishop Valentinus of Terni was executed on Feb 14, 269 CE.
Candlemas: Feast of the Presentation of Jesus
The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus is sometimes known as Candlemas.
The Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul
Christianity is unique among the world’s great religions in this: that its founder is to His closest followers not merely a prophet, pattern of conduct, or Divine figure revealed in the historic past, but the object here and now of an experienced communion of the most vivid kind. Evelyn Underhill The most vivid kind indeed… […]