The chapel of the Grande Séminaire de Montréal is not a place you walk through. Like faith, you enter into it, drawn inexorably forward by the its unusual shape that has the pews flanking the nave in parallel rows rather than branching off it at horizontally. To walk within it is to follows the footsteps of priests and theologians formed in the faith there since 1840. It's also to be physically reminded that the way is narrow and glory lies ahead.
In a secular age, there is a push to strip the public square of all signs of faith. But freedom of religion and freedom of expression are the bare basics for a people to call themselves free. Convivium is a voice for the rightful role of faith and for people of faith in our pluralistic society.