Spiritual But Not Religious

The Church is Called to Embody a Better Faith Originally Published in Seven Magazine October 2016, please contact for republication. “You’re really a pastor?” he asked, as I tried to place his British accent. “I’m a pastor… really,” I warmly replied. It was another chance encounter in Montreal, an opportunity to learn someone’s story, and […]

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My druid is Christ

I’m doing some research on Cetlic Theology and Spirituality and have run across the very inspiring figure of Columba of Iona.  Columba is one of the Holy Trio of Irish saints (along with St. Pattrick and St. Brigid) and is especially noted for the establishment of the monastic community of Iona and evangelizing Scotland.

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Four Degrees of Love

Bernard was twenty-two when he walked into the monastery of Cîteaux in Dijon, France.  Three years later, he would help establish a new Benedictine community named Claire Vallée or Clairvaux (thus the name Bernard of Clairvaux). Bernard’s times were those of religious extremes.  He tended toward an extreme devotion to Mary.  He was also a […]

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