Cover of Joan Chittister's book "The Gift of the Years"

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.”

By The Ven. Peter Crosby Some books read like a good visit with a trusted soul friend. The Gift of Years, Growing Old Gracefully by ...
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St. John the Evangelist, Lancaster— Deanery of East Ontario

At first, we do not see that we are being watched.  But sooner or later we notice the clergyman staring directly at us. He is ...
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Deborah Tagornak translates for Bishop Shane Parker at St Margaret’s. Photo: Philippe Owen

The path of reconciliation continues to beckon us

Our church has consciously chosen to walk the path of reconciliation, enabling Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to form relationships based on mutual respect. Reconciliation is ...
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Wooden church in the forest

St. Leonard, Rockingham — Deanery of the Northwest

In the late 1850s, Canada West (now Ontario) decided to push a series of colonization roads through the southern portion of the Canadian Shield to ...
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Plants flourish in the hall at Ascension.

Creating fields of love and new life as followers of Jesus

The hall at the Church of the Ascension (pictured below) is a testament to my love of things green and growing. The whisper of ferns, ...
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The path forward as we change, learn and thrive

I have written before of how the people and clergy of our diocesan church joined me in a three-year long journey of honestly assessing where ...
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All Saints, Petawawa — Deanery of the Northwest

Petawawa is first mentioned in 1887 as a station of the Anglican Upper Ottawa Mission, based at Pembroke. A cornerstone for a church at Petawawa ...
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Abide in my love

Sadly, the truth of it is that it is hard enough for me to love those who love me, let alone those who do not.  ...
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The Edicule, covering the site of Christ’s tomb

There is always more than we can see

The Risen Christ first appeared to women—as attested by the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This striking placement of women in the very ...
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