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My Faith in Your Faith

Interfaith dialogue and activism is enriching yet challenging. It inspires fresh perspectives in our own faith tradition and compels us to find ways to share stories and experiences with other human faithfuls who merit to be seen and heard according to the same principle whereby we wish to be seen and heard ourselves.

Marian Manifesto

Planting anything feels like you have faith and hope that something will grow. It is an act that occurs despite the violence and sadness of the crucifix; it is a peaceful act by both Mary and Jesus; it brings hope that something larger, more beautiful will carry on. It is a mother’s hope for the legacy of her children. Continue reading

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Doubt: God’s way of disclosing a secret

Nesting within a religion can provide a secure foothold and the firm hand of authority along the journey; yet, ultimately, the seeker must always be prepared to move on. Continue reading

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Resurrection: ‘do not hold on to me!’

The promised land of new light and wonder can only unfold if I do not hold onto many aspects that have been guiding and informing my choices up until now. Continue reading

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A New Year’s Letter to Creators of the Unfounded

As far as I know, we’re finite beings living in a finite world, and where there’s newness, creation and creativity, there’s an associated letting go and destruction of the old. Scary stuff. Continue reading

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Hiding my Convictions

Why should I reveal my spirit, in other words ‘talk about it’ and risk exposing it to danger or discomfort? Continue reading

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Removing my cross (so that I may find it?)

I’m happy to remove my own state-sanctioned symbol in solidarity with those who are currently threatened. So I’ve lost my cross. Where shall I–and others who come to know me–find it if it’s no longer hanging around my neck? Continue reading

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Might our ‘Love of the World’ Challenge God’s Love for Us?

The hardest part of this lesson for me is to regularly remind myself that my faith is only as strong as I understand it to be imperfect–and in that imperfection, I can never know that it is ‘more’ or ‘better’ than anyone else’s. Continue reading

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Love Letters to Montrealers

These encounters are love letters I receive myself as an inhabitant of this city, as I am transformed by the practice of asking and listening to what people around me perceive as spirit, calling, life purpose, truth, and anything else that touches them deeply. Continue reading

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“All you need is…”

As I renew my baptismal vows at tonight’s Easter vigil, I will reflect on the gift of love that has been quietly present and waiting for us throughout our lives, and I will align myself with the spirit that infused the lives of Christ’s first disciples, who came to know love and decided to accept its cross so that others could also partake. Continue reading

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The ‘Faith Fingerprint’

Nautilus shells, sunflower heads, pine cones, dragonfly wings, Greco-Roman statues, even the ears on our heads: we are irresistibly drawn to and reflected in this subtle yet pervasive ‘fingerprint’. Continue reading

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