Author Archives: Joanne Davies
About Joanne DaviesI 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.
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
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
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
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
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