PILGRIM YEAR by Steve Bell: a review (Crux Journal)
The Pilgrim Year book series is in many ways a natural culmination of Steve’s musical and story-telling career. In seven beautifully designed booklets, Steve takes the reader thoughtfully through the church year. The itinerary across the terrain of the church seasons turns out to be, as the title suggests, a pilgrimage for the soul.
It’s the Fast that Makes the Feast
If we want to prepare our hearts for Jesus’ coming, we must detach ourselves from all the goods of the earth…retire into the interior desert of our heart, far from creatures to await the coming of Jesus in deep recollection, silence, and solitude, insofar as the duties of our state in life permit. —Father Gabriel […]
Pilgrim Year: New Steve Bell Book Series is Released
Signpost Music is pleased to announce the release of the Pilgrim Year collection by author and musician Steve Bell. Published by Novalis Press, the collection of books features written reflections on the liturgical year, accompanied by links to the music of this iconic Canadian Christian singer and songwriter.
Ready Your Heart…Reflections for Advent
As Advent is the beginning of the Christian year, now would be a good time to begin this unique pilgrimage…
The Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist – June 24
John’s birth indeed heralded joy. Not only did it alleviate the ‘shame’ of infertility for his aging parents, but it assuaged the fundamental barrenness that was gnawing away at all God’s children…
Easter Sunday: Matter matters
“Redemption doesn’t mean scrapping what’s there and starting over again from a clean slate, but rather liberating what has come to be enslaved.”
ASH WEDNESDAY : Deeper Considerations
“I felt strongly called, even as I made the ash, to make this Ash Wednesday a day not only to begin my walk through the wilderness with Jesus, but also a day to begin to care for the wild places that He created and we have been destroying…”
Beginning Lent: Clean Monday
“The springtime of the Fast has dawned, the flower of repentance has begun to open…” — Lenten reflection…
Coming of the Magi: Feast of Epiphany (January 6)
The pre-scientific world was an enchanted world where the morning stars sang and heavenly luminaries spoke a knowledge that echoed across the cosmos…
Here I Am! Contemplate Me.
Socially speaking, Jesus was low-born, conceived in the womb of an unwed woman whose people were the despised and disposable underclass of a powerful empire. This is how the God of the Christian scriptures first chose to self-identify: in solidarity with the vulnerable, obscure and lowly…