A painting by Odilon Redon which depicts a pale woman with brown hair, gazing downwards with two fingers over her lips. Her expression looks concerned or distressed. She is framed by an oval of white/cream paint.

Silent Presence in the Face of Suffering

Part of the work of the church in the world is to care for those who suffer. Thus, it is asked of the Body of Christ to grow our capacity to do so with wisdom. However, in the face of suffering we are often undone; we don’t know what to

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Online Services in Rupert’s Land

  St. Aidan’s, Winnipeg: Sunday morning live stream services and mid-week online content is available on the parish YouTube channel, “St Aidan’s Winnipeg Online” and website: www.staidanswinnipeg.ca/worship-online St. Alban’s, Kenora, Ontario: Live streams on Sundays at 10:00 a.m saint benedict’s table: Live streams Evening Prayer at 5:00 p.m. daily. | Sundays

February Magazine 2023: In the Silence

In the Silence This month, contributors to the magazine converse with silence. In our Community Catechesis section, Phil Barnett writes about the Christian contemplative tradition and introduces readers to spiritual practices of silence. Kirsten Pinto-Gfroerer meditates on silence amid suffering—on “trusting silence” which may sit with pain. Allison Abra and

Parish Profile: St. Mary’s, Sioux Lookout

Our church was built in 1910, when a lady in England donated 50 pounds for the church’s construction. At her request the church was named “St. Mary’s.” The first Anglican service for the church was held in Mullin’s Pool Room on June 5, 1910, led by a Lutheran minister. The

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“It’s Community”: Pat Stewart on the Work of Sunshine House

Sunshine House is self-described as “a community drop-in centre focusing on harm reduction and social inclusion,” which works “to provide programming that fulfills people’s social, community, and recreational needs.” Currently Sunshine House offers several indispensable community programs, including its twice-weekly afternoon drop-in program which provides “space for community members to

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January Magazine 2023

  This month’s issue asks contributors to engage with the question: “What do we understand to be the good news? How is good news embodied in our communities?” Their answers are deeply enriching. In “Becoming Equal Partners in Christ,” Elder Ellen Cook writes about treaty relationships and asks “Have we

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Becoming Equal Partners in Christ’s Discipleship

Have we truthfully and wholly begun to travel in two boats side by side as equals without the other trying to steer the other’s boat or canoe? The oldest treaty, the two-row wampum belt, was a treaty between the Dutch and Haudenosaunee in the early 1600’s. The agreement between the

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Community Catechesis: The Gift of Justice

What does it mean to say that grace is a gift? What does grace as gift have to do with justice? When I was growing up I was told that we are all sinners who are unable before God to pay the price of our sins, and so God graciously

“This Generous River”: Makoto Fujimura and Gift Economies

This past April, our community was given the opportunity to gather for a video talk by the esteemed visual artist Makoto Fujimura, on his 2020 book, Art + Faith. The 60 people present were joined by an additional 40 Zoom screens, as we considered together the role of the artist

Sitting With Synod 2022

Rupert’s Land News reached out to various delegates to the 118th Session of the Synod of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land which was held in October of this year, and asked them to respond to these questions about their experiences at Synod 2022: Can you please share: What is your

Venezuela Does Not Give Up

Present situation: Venezuela is currently being subjected to a set of sanctions and an economic-financial blockade imposed by the government of the United States and others. These actions have impacted the conditions and quality of life of the Venezuelan population. Many of the achievements made in previous years in terms

A Sponsorship Connection for Advent: A Family in Venezuela

Advent reminds us to share our abundance for the good of all, and our faith family has several partnerships through which we can do that: our diocesan partnership with the Diocese of Central Buganda, PWRDF (the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund), and Kairos (an ecumenical justice initiative). I offer

December Magazine 2022

Gifts In this month’s issue: Tapji Garba writes in the “Community Catechesis” section about how grace functions as “gift” in the writings of Paul. Next, in “A Sponsorship Connection for Advent: A Family in Venezuela,” Gwen McAllister discusses her long-term, cross-continent friendship with Henry Gómez, and outlines ways our diocese can contribute to the well-being of Henry and

Community Catechesis: Saints

The Anglican stance on saints, compared to that of Roman Catholics and Puritans, has been somewhat indefinite. While Catholics continue to canonize saints through a centralized Vatican run process, the Anglican communion lacks a central curia that could authoritatively canonize a person. In general, Puritans definitively rejected the singling out

The “Beyond Van Gogh Immersive Experience”: a sadness that lasts forever

This article was first published in Canadian Dimension. View the original publication here. Yesterday, I made the terrible decision to attend “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.” Terrible because I have become increasingly tired of digital mediation, an aftereffect of almost three years being chained to my desk on Zoom

The Art of Being

“Thank you for being here.” These five words, often expressed at the end of an event or gathering, have come to mean more to me over the years as I’ve worked in Spiritual Care. I have found that the art of “being” with others who are navigating this winding journey


All Souls

In this month’s issue, Bishop Geoffery Woodcroft writes about discipleship that extends beyond the walls of church buildings. As the institution of the church changes and is in a period of decline, we must continue to go about our work with grace, carrying out the love of God to all our relations.

In the community catechesis, Matthew Bowman reflects on the community of saints and the remembering of those who have departed during Allhallowstide.

Reverend Canon Donna Joy writes a profile on Deacon Penny Cumine at St. Alban’s, honouring her legacy of worship leading to faithful service in her abundant ministries in downtown Kenora.

An interview with Ryan Turnbull explores his new position as Disocean Discipleship Developer. Turnbull reflects on the history of the Anglican church that has led us to this present moment and explores how he sees community gathering around the risen Christ and what his hopes are for facilitating greater community knowledge sharing across the Diocese.

At 45 years old, the Thelma Wynne project continues strong. This profile on the work of the project and its founding honours those who have dedicated time and resources to providing care for young mothers in Winnipeg.

And finally, a profile on St. Alban’s Cathedral in Kenora brings light onto the incredible ministry and hospitality of this community. As a companion piece to the profile on Penny Cumine, the profile shares more about the community context and work of this parish.

Read and download November’s issue via PDF here.

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