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Friday
Jun222012

Canadian spearheads medical clinic in Mali

 

John Telgmann and Mama Djilla break the ground for the new Koura medical clinic.

Photo courtesy John Telgmann

By Debra Fieguth

FRIENDSHIP between a Canadian accountant and a Malian translation assistant that began 16 years ago has led to the establishment of a health centre in a remote African village. And along the way there have been spiritual transformation, political favour and lots of encouragement from friends and strangers.
It started when John Telgmann,

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Thursday
Apr122012

Soul Journey

 

Harry F. Newman with his grandchildren Aidan and Anna in 2002. Below: Newman was ordained an Anglican priest in Halifax in 1941, after being a curate at St Paul’s Halifax, and before taking his first parish in Kensington, PEI.

By Alex Newman

BEFORE MY 95-year-old father collapsed from cardiac arrest last Mother’s Day, I held pretty straightforward Christian views on dying – that is, that death should come without any human interference

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Thursday
Apr122012

Fridays on Francis Street

Purple (left), Erin and Amy present the Taiwanese food they made on a recent Friday night. (Photo: Debra Fieguth)

MAMA’S THE WORD for Fridays on Francis St.
They call me Mama Debra. Or Mama D, Mother Debra, Mom, or

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Friday
Feb242012

A priest in every home: Nurturing Faith in Young Children

 

(Photos: Stephanie Douglas)

By Stephanie Douglas

I READ A LOT of parenting books. This practice started, somewhat inadvisably, when I was a first-time mum to a colicky infant. It was a book about stages of development

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Friday
Feb242012

Prayers Fit for a Queen

(Cecil Beaton)

PRINCESS ELIZABETH became queen upon the sudden death of her father, King George VI, on February 6th, 1952. Her actual coronation took place a year later, in June of 1953. This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary

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