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  • The poet shares how prayer helps her "to see things anew".

  • The parable of the prodigal son told from his point of view.

  • "As I left the dark world of the theatre and walked into the Spring sunshine, the words “Love is the only way” kept ringing in my ears."

  • The poet imagines what it is like to be caught and released by God.

  • "Let the individuals involved enjoy the benefits and fulfill the attendant responsibilities. Let the religions in Canada be generous with their blessings."

  • Some words of advice before planting a tree.

  • “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

  • "Last October I was privileged to be invited to take part in the World Congress: Child Dignity in the Digital World held at the Gregorian University in Rome and bringing together 140 participants from around the world."

  • " I need to grasp that your appearance or social status, whether online or offline, does not tell me who you are and what you are worth.  "

  • With father's day approaching, a poem about fathers and undying love.

  • An English Jesuit priest, Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 – 1889) was not widely known as a poet until after he died; his collected poems were first published in 1918 at the instigation of his friend Robert Bridges, who was at the time the Poet Laureate of England. Hopkins was both an observant lover of

  • Visio Divina (‘Holy or Divine Looking’) on Vincent Van Gogh’s painting Irises.

  • "We can allow the quality of our entertainment to increase as we put aside forms of media which bring life neither to ourselves nor to our neighbour.   "

  • Jesuit poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins on spring.

  • The poet views the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe through modern eyes.

  • " it is now time for studios like Marvel to fundamentally change, and reevaluate their method of filmaking in order to keep audiences interested, and more importantly, keep them buying tickets."

  • On observing a cello player in Negril.

  • What causes those forks in our lives which keep on appearing?

  • The poet looks at the day Jesus leaves home to begin his public ministry.

  • Witnessing the cycle of life in nature ought to call us to do the same in the way we use the earth.

  • "Novels based on the tension between science and religion must be numerous!  Over the past few months I have read three that trace the evolution of this theme from the past to the present century"

  • "This is the final Back Story, a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. In it, ten contributors to igNation talked about their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hoped their work for igNation will accomplish. Today, it’s an interview by and with the person wh

  • "Oil’s Deep State is not about oil but about the survival of democracy in Canada and the western world."

  • Why does the poet see progress as "a dirty word?"

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a series of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • Poor Canada Post - won't you help?

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a set of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • What comes to mind when you try to imagine what heaven is like? The poet has something unique in mind.

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a series of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • The poet uses the image of new growth in an oak to speak of personal growth.

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a series of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish. "

  • The poet is "distracted by beauty, seeing God in all things."

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a set of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • In today's Poetry Tuesday we visit the Winnipeg zoo to see two red panda cubs.

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a set of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • A poem for the Lenten season.

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a set of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • Today an interpretation of Psalm 23 for our contemporary world.

  • "Back Story is a series about some of the regular contributors to igNation. It’s a set of short interviews with writers, their influences, how they go about writing, and what they hope their work for igNation will accomplish."

  • If you are a poet and Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day what do you do?

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