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  • Shifting Seasons

    Katie Maryschuk

    Convivium contributor Katie Maryschuk reflects on the shifting of seasons. As she prepares to head into her final year of university, Katie examines the way in which God has shaped her path forward. 

  • A New and Beautiful Encounter

    Daniel Freeman

    In a new collection of essays by Father Julián Carrón, reviewer Daniel Freeman finds an enriching approach to evangelization, one born of humility and bearing great hope.

  • The Rooted Wanderer

    Josh Nadeau

    The advent of digital nomadism, Josh Nadeau writes from experience, opens the door to home becoming pilgrimage, and roots becoming spirit to stretch instead of matter that restrains. 

  • A Love Louder Than Noise

    Marlena Loughheed

    The New York Times and National Post recently discovered the "trend" of young women entering religious orders to become nuns. Marlena Loughheed didn't need to read the news. She listened to her heart, and shares with Convivium why she answered the call to consecrated life.

  • The Kingdom In A War Zone

    Hannah Marazzi with Emily Way

    Canadian nurse Emily Way recently returned from Iraq where she worked in a Samaritan’s Purse field hospital near the besieged city of Mosul. She discussed with Convivium’s Hannah Marazzi the impact on faith of treating the wounded and fallen in one of the world’s most brutal war zones.

  • Physically Metaphysical

    Joe Mroz

    What ideology underpins our modern ways of thinking? What impact does that have in human flourishing? Fr. Joe Mroz examines the relationship between the way we think and the philosophy that brought us here.

  • Independent Image

    Hannah Marazzi with Gregory Wolfe

    For nearly 30 years, Seattle-based Image journal has striven to combine the beauty of art and the mystery of faith without deferring to what founding editor Greg Wolfe calls “any single tribal group in society.” Convivium’s Hannah Marazzi asked him about the motivation and the struggles of such a venture. 

  • The Might of Modesty

    Tim McCauley

    Father Tim McCauley reflects on questions of human dignity and respect as prompted by ever changing "summer fashions." Do you have a stance, opinion, perspective, or experience that relates to the conversation surrounding modesty? Add your voice to the conversation.  

  • Peak Season

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium author Peter Stockland reflects on the mysterious collapse of motels and the spiritual significance that these places of refuge possess. 

  • The Language Of Ashes

    Ruth Dick

    Surveying the smoke and clangour of current political (dis)engagement, Ottawa writer Ruth Dick echoes the wisdom of her grandfather’s life-long admonition: Listen to everyone.

  • Dear Canada

    Today Convivium publishes an open letter, authored and affirmed at the Faith in Canada 150 Millennial Summit at the Ottawa Offices of Cardus, Canada’s faith based think tank, June 30, 2017. 

  • Psalm A Day

    Carole Sebastian

    To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, Providence Renewal Centre in Edmonton has initiated a 150-day prayer challenge. The challenge begins on Saturday, July 1. Read more about how you can get involved. 

  • Simply About Freedom

    Peter Stockland

    In the past two weeks, Ottawa lawyer Albertos Polizogopoulos has argued the case for conscience rights of doctors, and won a major freedom of information legal battle over publicizing statistics about abortion. Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland sat down with him to discuss the cases.

  • Awe

    Conor Sweetman

    Photographer Conor Sweetman captures a sweep of architectural space created entirely for worship of the divine. 

  • Montreal Irish Ready To Fight

    Alan Hustak

    Convivium contributor Alan Hustak reports from Montreal on the construction plans slated for the mass grave of 6,000 Irish who died in the mid-19th century of famine. 

  • Media Defined Faith

    Peter Stockland

    Publisher Peter Stockland offers a compelling defence of how faith is inextricably tied to his identity and vocation as a journalist, thereby illuminating the public sphere and his place in it. 

  • Come

    Conor Sweetman

    Photographer Conor Sweetman prompts the viewer to reflect on Pope John Paul II's Letter to Artists in April of 1999.

  • Side By Side

    Hayley Lockrem

    Photographer Haley Lockrem captures the essence of Canadian communities of faith, standing side by side, facing the future in faith and friendship. 

  • Forgetting To Always Remember

    Peter Jon Mitchell

    Cardus Senior Researcher Peter Jon Mitchell reflects on modern western society's discomfort with death and grief and the role that memory, faith, and religious communities can serve in the experience of public mourning. 

  • Distinctly Quebec Education

    Beth Green

    Analyzing data from the Cardus Education Survey, program director Beth Green fills Convivium readers in on the “distinct, positive advantages” of religious schools in Quebec. Find the link to the original research in the article. 

  • Believing in Cities

    Andrew Bennett

    In this final text from the Cardus’ What Makes a Good City forum, Andrew Bennett for reviving the spirit of urbi et orbi – the city and the world – by which religious traditions have made beauty and comfort integral to our urban lives.