On Virtue

I’ve been interested in vir-words for some time now. Virtuoso. Virility. Virtuousness. How to better oneself (and the implied “What is wrong with me”)? I’ve had a few instances of deep uncertainty – usually following what I expected would be resounding personal successes. My first solo art show at 18 was possibly the loudest. Other scenarios include a season of…

Where have all the polymaths gone?

The other day with the other interns, we had the very privileged experience of sitting down with a most well-read Anglican thinker. The symbols were brought to life by him and scripture could be recited at will. He was aware of all the church’s facets, its symbols and minutiae. It was all lost on me,…

Introduction to Montreal Mission Intern Nicolas Oligny

  I’m Nick. I was born and raised in Montreal. As an artist, my work is mainly interested in the links between different forms of figuration and consciousness (how do we read stick figures differently from a portrait of the Queen) and the constructs that define communities. My experience with the art world, especially the practice of dissecting socio-cultural constructs, has…

Faith Seeking Understanding

Ms. Haley Dinel is currently studying for a taught M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies in the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin. During her studies at McGill in the B.Th. she got to know the students and staff at the college. Her deepest connection came as an intern in the summer…