Kevin Burns

Ottawa-based author and editor, Kevin Burns is a frequent contributor to igNation. His latest book, Impressively Free – Henri Nouwen as a Model for a Reformed Priesthood and co-authored with Michael W. Higgins, has just been released by Paulist Press in the United States and by Novalis in Canada.


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    "Open any book about Merton, his life, his thoughts, his influence, his mysticism, and on and on, and the chances are that the introduction or foreword will be written by Brother Patrick Hart."....

    "'Walking (praying) “liberates thought. During that continuous but automatic effort of the body, the mind is placed at one’s disposal. It is then that thought can arise, surface or take shape.'"...

    "This Lent, I find myself shifting from the question in that shepherd’s carol, “Do you hear what I hear?” to a more penitential question: “Can I really see what others can?""...

    "To watch a film in black and white, without 3-D glasses, and with no chest-thumping surround sound, is to slow down, breathe deeply, and immerse yourself in another sense of time. Cinematic Lent."...

    " Abley has found ways to put words to those beyond-word insights that music can evoke, just like prayer, meditation, liturgy, conversation. Just like being together once more with your dad, even if only in memory.."...

    "Christmas never stops tugging at us, as this igNation series illustrates in its seasonal exploration of that strange dance between religion and popular culture and deeply grafted traditions, expectations, and associations. This is the time of year when sentimentalism overpowers even the most austere theological voices"...

    "The Jesuit missionary map tends to run east and west and not toward what was once known as the Apostolic Prefecture of the North Pole, . . . Post-Viking Lutheran Iceland was not exactly friendly inter-faith territory."...

    Keith Jarrett, Anton Chekhov and Timothy Findlay- three artists with a deep commitment to addressing things spiritual....

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