What’s in a Name: Francis

What’s in a Name: Francis

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Steve Bell reflects on Pope Francis’ choice of papal name, the meaning of names, and the legacy of St. Francis of Assisi. Continue reading

Audrey Assad Coming to One Rock

Audrey Assad Coming to One Rock

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Aristotle once said, “Change in all things is sweet”, and the folks behind this year’s One Rock Christian Youth Music Festival seem to agree. Big changes are afoot behind the scenes, and special musical guest Audrey Assad is happy to be along for the ride. Continue reading

Captivated by the Chorus

Captivated by the Chorus

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Joseph Lara attended the Living Water College Sacred Choral Music Program in August 2012, and embraced every aspect of the program. Though young, he quickly grasped the importance of integrating his art with his faith and right thinking. Here are his thoughts at the culmination of two intensive weeks. Continue reading

Nothing New Under the Sun – Poetry

Nothing New Under the Sun – Poetry

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If you are as old as the hills,
or as old as Methuselah
know that all things must pass Continue reading

Hope and Grace: Corps Bara Dance Theatre

Hope and Grace: Corps Bara Dance Theatre

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Calgary’s Corps Bara is an innovative fusion of contemporary dance and dance theatre that aims to touch the heart and stir the spirit. As one company with two initiatives, there is both a youth dance company ages 9-18, as well as a project based company of professional dancers. Continue reading

The Final Taboo

The Final Taboo

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I believe in God. There, I said it. I’m out. I believe in God and I am not homophobic and I don’t picket abortion clinics. I believe in freedom of speech — even when I don’t like what I hear. I believe in taking care of our planet, that everyone has rights, that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and that theatre can change the world. Continue reading

The Artist as Pilgrim Guide

The Artist as Pilgrim Guide

By Michael O'Neill McGrath. Tags:

Prior to my moving to Camden, New Jersey, I’d always sensed that the real purpose of my role as an artist is to be part healer and part pilgrim guide. Now that I have lived here for almost four years, I no longer sense it – I know it, deep in my heart. Continue reading

To Evangelize through Beauty

To Evangelize through Beauty

By Robert Barron. Tags:

In his masterpiece Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh implicitly lays out a program of evangelization that has particular relevance to our time. “Brideshead” refers, of course, to a great manor house owned by a fabulously wealthy Catholic family in the England of the 1920’s. Continue reading

Beauty from Ashes

Beauty from Ashes

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The South Bronx is known for its colourful characters, but Sister Helen might be the most colourful of all.  She’s the most unusual 69 year old nun you’ll ever meet, come to dislike, and then love. She swaggers like Frank Sinatra, smokes, curses and can be tough as nails, especially…

A Labour of Love

A Labour of Love

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From the earliest age I have always wanted to be a writer. I loved books, wrote books, studied books. Any kind of book. I was the type of kid who read the phone book if there wasn’t something else available, but my parents always made sure I had alternatives. Continue reading