George Herbert, Poetry, and Incarnational Life

I am writing a book about the poetry of George Herbert, the 17th century Anglican priest whose work is broadly recognized as one of the English church’s greatest spiritual resources. Many readers will know his hymns, such as “King of glory, King of Peace,” “Teach me my God and King,”

June 2021 Magazine

With the hot and languid days of summer finally here, it’s time to get into the glorious activity of leisure reading! This June, we’ve put together a deluxe issue featuring a whopping 18-page-spread dedicated to the joys of reading. We’ve decided to call it, simply, The Reading Issue. The Reading Issue features

PPE—Paul’s Pandemic Egg-bake

I call it PPE—Paul’s Pandemic Egg-bake—and it has become a regular part of the Sunday morning routine in the Peters Derry household. PPE helps answer the question, “What makes this day different?” and provides both a therapeutic and even spiritual practice that refreshes and renews me for another week. I

Canadian Foodgrains Bank is looking for a Communications Specialist

Canadian Foodgrains Bank is recruiting for a term Communications Specialist to join our four-person communications team. Starting as soon as possible, the communications specialist will support the communications team in asset management and social media content writing. For success in this role you will need strong organizational skills, social media

The Gift of Ritual

In 2002, I took part in a one-day workshop on ritual as part of my chaplaincy training at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. The workshop was over 19 years ago, but it still impacts me to this day. In the workshop, I was encouraged to utilize my imagination and creativity and

Friends of Emmanuel Mission Champion Say Yes! to Kids

Friends of the Emmanuel Mission Winnipeg have joined forces with the Anglican Foundation of Canada’s (AFC) Say Yes! to Kids campaign to help raise money for an ambitious new program of support for a pandemic-impacted generation. Say Yes! to Kids is AFC’s response to concerns about COVID-19’s impact on young

Compassion Care or Compassion Fatigue?

Front line staff have been pushing themselves to provide compassionate care to people who are in a vulnerable stage of life, and many of these workers have gone over and above what is expected of them. I have witnessed staff members giving haircuts when hair salons are shut down, donating clothes to a client in need, volunteering

Shekinah: Formation Program for Spiritual Direction

The Shekinah Program is excited to announce that it will be launching its first online version of the program in September 2021. Br. Don Bisson FMS has described Shekinah as “one of the most creative and cutting-edge programs in North America. Deeply rooted in the Christian- Benedictine tradition of spiritual guidance, it

Dance Then, Whoever You May Be

I am a Certified Spiritual Health Practitioner (SHP) working in long-term care. In this age of COVID-19, I have never felt so needed and so helpless all at the same time. We, as SHPs, have the privilege of working in the homes of the people we serve. Our residents allow us into their

May 2021 Magazine

For May, we’re looking at the importance of ritual in the midst of upheaval, and ritual as a form of spiritual care. This issue features contributions from four spiritual care workers, along with a couple of reports from the Archives Committee. Chris Salstrom writes about a spontaneous ritual that sprang up

Jamie Howison Publishes New Book on Healing & Solitude

A Kind of Solitude: How Pacing the Cage with an Icon and The Book of Common Prayer Restored My Soul Six months into a deep personal crisis occasioned by the unexpected end of his marriage, Jamie Howison traveled halfway across the continent to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to engage in a

Alzheimer Society Challenges You To Walk Your Way in May

Winnipeg, MB, April 26, 2021– The Alzheimer Society challenges you to Walk Your Way in May by participating in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s ONLINE! Go for a walk, run, bike ride or create a fun challenge! The sky’s the limit because together we CAN make a difference for Manitobans living with

Dr. Allison Abra Appointed New Warden & Vice Chancellor of St. John’s College

The Chancellor Bishop Geoffrey Woodcroft and Chair of Council Ven. Godfrey Mawejje are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Allison Abra as the new Warden and Vice-Chancellor of St. John’s College for a five-year term. Dr. Abra [BA/99], a fourth-generation Johnian, returns to Winnipeg, Manitoba and to St. John’s

Report from the Refugee Ministry

REFUGEE MINISTRY–Diocese of Rupert’s Land April 4 of this year was Refugee Rights Day, so it seems fitting to provide some information on the history of Refugee Sponsorship in this country and specifically, in the Diocese of Rupert’s Land. Canada is the first country in the world to have a

The Language of Praise: how we sing is how we see

In the old Newtonian paradigm, we perceived a billiard ball universe. A closed system machine that was predictable. That paradigm was so set, that we didn’t even bother to ask which billiard cues were hitting which balls. Now that we live in a post-Einsteinian world, we know that energy is

Music Revives My Soul

It can be difficult to find peace amidst the busy-ness of life. For me, one of the guaranteed times that have I found peace is in Sunday worship. The joining of souls in common worship, the saying in unison of prayers and creeds, the singing of thought-provoking hymns, and the communion around the table have been a weekly resetting of my life for over a


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 Matthew Bowman are interviewed about St John’s College’s efforts to house Ukrainian refugees and the gift of enlivenment that the college’s guests have brought amidst the quiet isolation of the pandemic. Finally, Theo Robinson challenges readers to consider “silent voices,” those persons whose voices are suppressed through means subtle and direct, and consider how we might speak up for all.

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