Rowan Williams visits with college community

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams visited Montreal Diocesan Theological College on Friday, September 15, to preach, celebrate the Eucharist, and reflect on the ministry for which students are preparing. In his morning homily at the college’s regular Friday morning Eucharist, Archbishop Williams spoke about the importance of seeing clearly and being seen clearly by…

Collective Dissimilarity, Common Path

The following article was written by college alumnus Rev. Robert Warren (’84), current rector of Christ Church in Clermont-Ferrand. It is the result of an exchange between the Rev. Warren and second-year student Tyson Rosberg, who met the Rev. Warren when he was visiting France last year. In the Fall, Tyson will be starting a one-year internship at the American Cathedral…

Equipping the Saints

As I leave my house, in one borough of Montreal named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, and travel to Dio, in another borough, also named after Mary, I can scarcely avoid travelling over streets inscribed with a sacred geography.  There’s Notre-Dame de Grace, and Cote-St-Antoine. There’s St-Henri, Bonaventure, St-Laurent, St-Denis, St-Hubert, St-Hubert, St-Michel, St-Mathieu,…

A Tale of Two Bishops

For the first time in the history of Montreal Diocesan Theological College, both dioceses of Montreal and Quebec have elected graduates of the college to be their bishops: the Rt. Rev. Mary Irwin-Gibson (Diploma in Ministry 1981) in Montreal, and the Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers (Diploma in Ministry 2004) in Quebec. The college is proud…

Mercy in São Paulo [SPOTLIGHT ON ALUMNI: Stephen and Mary Dass]

It was ‘love at first sight’ when 23 year-old Stephen Dass from Singapore stepped off the bus into the chaos and grit of São Paulo. When Stephen joined international organization Youth With a Mission (YWAM) to travel to Brazil, he started his experience in the Amazon forests. After six months, Stephen realized he missed urban…

A Farewell from the Rev. Dr. Donald Boisvert

These words are the last that I shall write during my brief tenure as Principal of the College.  Recently, I announced my resignation for personal reasons.  I am grateful for the many expressions of support and understanding.  But I do want to say that this decision—one certainly not taken lightly—has provided me with an opportunity…

Announcement: New Interim Principal and Director of Studies

The Board of the Montreal Diocesan Theological College is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Karen Egan, our current Director of Studies, has accepted the position of Acting Principal for the school year 2016-17, since the retirement of the Rev. Dr. Donald Boisvert.  Dr. Egan is well positioned to oversee a smooth transition at…

EfM Offers Sustenance For the Journey

Vivian Lewin grew up in Pennsylvania. She came to Montreal in 1971 and soon became a member of Christ Church Cathedral, where she joined the Chancel Guild. She taught quilting at the Visual Arts Centre, worked as a writer and editor in the non-profit sector, and studied creative writing mid-career. Beginning in 2001 she trained…

A Bad Idea!

Mr Benjamin Stuchbery is an undergraduate student in Religious Studies at McGill University. He was born in Montreal and raised in British Columbia in the towns of Squamish and Penticton. His two passions in life are music and theology. His work in theology informs such diverse pursuits as participating in the life of Christ Church…