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Joanne Davies

About Joanne Davies

I am a Hospital Chaplain in Toronto. I began doing on call work during my Divinity studies. After receiving my M.Div. I completed a year’s residency in CPE at St. Michael’s hospital. For the past 11 years I have been a Toronto Diocesan Chaplain. I am the Ecumenical Chaplain at Mount Sinai Hospital and the Chaplain at St. John’s Rehab. I am also an Anglican priest. And a Trekkie. And a Vegetarian who loves to vacation in Venice Beach, California.

Chalices and Commodes

I am ever grateful for my work showing me the healing walk of Jesus. I think his feet would have needed washing. Christ is present in our most intimate private moments, making the unpleasant and the messy divine. Continue reading

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Light

My holidays give me so much light. And where I stay tells a tale of so much diverse life in the light. My bed and breakfast is beautiful and faces the boardwalk of the beach. But it is not isolated. Beside the B&B is a place called Phoenix house which is a place for men to stay as they recover from addiction. And beside that is the “Shul on the Beach”. Continue reading

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Spiritual Reflection

In what ways has this experience challenged you to rethink your spiritual and religious fundamentals, or your view of yourself as a someone giving pastoral care?
Was this event confirming, transformational, or both? How? Continue reading

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Pastoral and Diverse

I was alarmed when it was decided that a Wiccan Chaplain was inappropriate and not needed. My alarm increased when the decision-making around the fact to let go of part time chaplains in corrections was financially led without discernment into the fact that most were non Christian. Continue reading

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Self-care and Rest

I love long train rides. I can sleep when I want, look out of the window and imagine different lives and have conversations with coaches of new people who are all on their own particular journey. Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

As Chaplains we are keepers of the chapels, and more. Continue reading

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Body and Spirit

Today I prayed about nausea. Continue reading

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