Joan Levy Earle

Joan Levy Earle is an author and artist living in Cornwall, Ontario. She is the former Associate Editor of the Canadian Messenger of the Sacred Heart magazine.


19 posts

    "The most difficult challenge is to know that the Holy Spirit is truly present in our lives. We must take the time to be still, and listen to the promptings that will guide us and keep us on the right path."...

    Advent 2017 begins in a few weeks. "There are so many ways to honour Christ and celebrate His birth in this special season of anticipation. Each act of kindness offers the Lord a gift and we show Him how important He is in our lives."...

    "Watching for signs might be attributed to the Sacrament of Confirmation, when the Holy Spirit brings us that wisdom and understanding that will help us with discernment, if we pay attention and listen."...

    Canada 150 & Me is igNation's celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. Read what our contributors have to say about being Canadian and what it means to them.  Today's post looks at what has changed and not changed since 1967....

    The sincerity of opening our hearts, making an effort to eliminate the secular world from our minds, and to give the Lord our full attention, is very important....

    When God sent His Son to be born on Christmas Day, I doubt He ever expected the frenzy that consumerism would bring with the celebration of this event....

    This Year of Mercy has offered many opportunities for us to dwell on the Mercy of God. We go to confession, receive absolution, and feel cleansed within our souls. Regular confession, at least every month, is a precious gift from God through our priests....

    Most of us jump out of bed, into the shower, and play catch up for the first hour, so that we are not late for work, or a meeting, or daily Mass. But just imagine if we really tuned in to the Holy Spirit, and took our daily agenda from that inner voice that speaks to us whenever we pause to listen....

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