Father Raymond de Souza, Convivium’s editor in chief, says a pastor’s unadorned call to Christ was crucial following this week’s horrific bus crash in Saskatchewan.
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In the nightmare and mystery of the crash that claimed 16 lives from tiny Humboldt, Saskatchewan writer Alan Hustak confronts the paradox of an apparently indifferent god’s April cruelty, and eternal faith in spring’s renewal.
In the aftermath of Easter, Convivium contributor Ashley Chapman reflects as a new Catholic on finding her way through failure and beauty in ancient Church traditions.
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Anar Rajabali marvels at the vibrant colours of the Okanagan on a summer afternoon, and how her eyes and mind are drawn up. Credit: Anar Rajabali
If we were birds, we would see trees as we often imagine God sees the world, down from above on the creation that grows up to give us places of sanctuary and rest. Credit: Geran de Klerk
In the early morning light, wonder is present within creation, each serving as a conduit of a particular, natural grace. Credit: Adam Kool
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Shyly silent before non-believing friends, Tricia Friesen Reed’s heart is filled with the God of love of who burns in anger at the world’s injustice, and dies to heal it.
"I learned my lesson on a warm September evening 10 years ago, and I hope and pray that I will never again raise my hand in anger against another being made in the image of God."
Anika Barlow and her neighbour are both sojourners. Her neighbour has taughter her how to say "Welcome" from wherever she stands.