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Clean Monday | First Day of Lent (Eastern Rite)

For the Eastern Church, Lent begins with Clean Monday…

Ash Wednesday Cross

Ash Wednesday

Once a year, Ash Wednesday and the wider Lenten fast provide the collective opportunity to notice, confess and address our willful opposition to love…

Abba Anthony

The Eminently Convertible Abba Antony

Saint Antony of the Desert is widely considered to be the father of desert monasticism.

Nathanael's Epiphany

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.'”

Wedding at Cana Icon

Epiphany at Cana | John 2:1-11

Now we come to the story of the wedding feast of Cana.

Saint Valentine Icon

The Feast of Saint Valentine

According to tradition Bishop Valentinus of Terni was executed on Feb 14, 269 CE.

LOSING MY DAD

Sad news about my Father…

Candles

Candlemas: Feast of the Presentation of Jesus

The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus is sometimes known as Candlemas.

Detail from Caravaggio's The Conversion of St. Paul. 1601

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… […]

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