On Divine Silence

22 Mar 2024

“One of the hardest lessons to learn spiritually is that God’s silence is not the same thing as God’s absence. God can be present with us despite the fact that God might not be communicating...

Periods of Darkness are Followed by Hope

19 Feb 2024

In Sarah Bessey's Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith, she writes about how hope can grow out of despair:

On Values

18 Dec 2023

“Good values are 1) reality-based, 2) socially constructive, and 3) immediate and controllable. Bad values are 1) superstitious, 2) socially destructive, and 3) not immediate or controllable. Good,...

Spiritual Longing

21 Nov 2023

Susan Cain, known for writing Quiet: the Power of Introverts, recently published Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make us Whole.

Strengthening the Inner Self

11 Sep 2023

What does it mean to strengthen your sense of self? This is an open-ended question with many possibilities. Here are a few thoughts. When I spend time discovering and developing what I believe,...

Growing Roots in the Forest

31 Jul 2023

When I first moved to Montreal, I felt trapped in concrete-- I had never lived in an urban centre before. Walks in the forest on Mount Royal have saved me. The longer I walk, the more present and...

Community Life

3 Jul 2023

In Kathleen Smith’s book Everything Isn’t Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down, she discusses how community is vital to well-being, but is also very...

A New Muslim Chaplain Joins our Team

29 May 2023

Faisal Malik is the newest member of the MORSL faith volunteer roster, a team that is here to support McGill students of any (and no) faith. Faisal will be specifically supporting Muslim college...

Celebrating the Ascension of Abdu'l-Bahá

16 May 2023

An experience celebrating the Ascension of Abdu'l-Bahá (November 28, 2021) brought some spiritual light and joy into my life at a time I needed it.

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