Spirited Reflections

Reflection on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30, 2022

September 29, 2022

By Jose Zarate, PWRDF The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada concluded and issued its Final Report and Calls to Action in June 2015. Implementing the Calls to Action represents an incredible opportunity and responsibility for individuals, families, communities,…

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Our Call to Care for Creation

September 7, 2022

KAIROS Regina invites you on a journey of faith, one that challenges our comfortable lives and changes the very buildings we worship in. On October 15, KAIROS Regina will host a one-day hybrid conference called, “Creation Care in our Places…

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The call to anti-racism is a call to transformation

July 27, 2022

Acknowledging Indigenous territory I write to you from Treaty One Territory: the land of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. I acknowledge that from time immemorial, Indigenous Peoples have lived as stewards…

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Honouring Indigenous Peoples on this Day

June 21, 2022

Kwey Kakina Asema niwi bigidnā Kichi Mīgwech ndi kid bīdābung ensa kījeb Kichi Mīgwech ndi kid ondji shki kījigak Ni Kichi Mīgwechwindam ondji bimādiziwin Ni Kichi Mīgwechwindam kina gegō kwenādjiwang Kichi Mīgwech ndi kid ondji asemā gamijyang wii ayamiyewiyāong Hello…

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Spirited Reflection: Through a different lens

April 29, 2022

We forget at times, that we are all light beings. Each connected to the other, connected to the Creator and to all who walk, crawl, swim, fly and grow upon Mother Earth. All are connected to you, and we are…

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Spirited Reflection: New beginnings

June 2, 2021

This past weekend I ventured down to the lake. It was teeming with people. Runners and walkers, individuals, couples and families, the young and the mature. Everyone was out to enjoy a bit of the warmer weather that has come along with…

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Spirited Reflection: Pentecost message from Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle

May 20, 2021

Send forth your spirit and renew the face of the Earth.(Ps. 104)  As Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle, focused on the work of reconciliation between Indigenous and all Canadians, we want to renew and celebrate the Spirit of Pentecost. Still…

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Spirited Reflection: A great number of people followed him . . . crowds who had gathered there

March 31, 2021

Large numbers of people, bodies crowded together in one place, along the side of a road, or on top of a hill . . . these images fill me with unease in the Easter season of 2021—a year after a…

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Spirited Reflection: Live your truth

February 25, 2021

We have dealt a lot over the last 12 months. It has turned out to be a year of rapid change, deep transformation, and a battle of the mind. Many issues and big headline stories from COVID to Trump. Friends and families isolated and…

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Called to a Sacrificial Love

January 6, 2021

2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 Reflection by Leona Lortie During the Season of Epiphany, we reflect on the appearance of Christ to the world. This time is intertwined with the incarnation, the profound event of…

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A Ceremony of Gratitude

January 5, 2021

Is. 40: 21-31; Psalm 147: 1-11, 20c; I Cor. 9: 16-23; Mark 1: 29-39 Reflection by Sister Mary-Ellen Francoeur After reading the Scripture of this Sunday, what popped up for me was the Ceremony of Tobacco Offering described by Richard…

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Gratitude for the Fish and the Birds

January 5, 2021

Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28 By Henriette Thompson “And God said, ‘Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.’ …’And God saw…

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Steadfast Love in a Time of Flux

January 4, 2021

Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; I Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 Reflection by Matthew Diegel Each of our readings speaks of uncertain times, times on the edge of change. Jonah enters the great city of Nineveh and begins to proclaim the…

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Final message from Jennifer Henry, Executive Director

December 24, 2020

When I think of what KAIROS is, at its essence, the first words that come to mind are “together,” “accompaniment” and “solidarity.”  Almost 20 years ago, KAIROS was created out of rich legacy as a place for churches and religious organizations…

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Believing in impossible change: KAIROS Christmas video message for sharing

December 24, 2020

Dear Friends, May we be ready this Christmas to really welcome the Holy One, the radical love and justice that changes everything. Let’s believe in impossible change and join our hands and hearts to the movements around the world that…

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Spirited Reflection: Being known under the tree

December 23, 2020

1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20); Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51 This cold and blustery January may seem far removed from lush and leafy summer gardens, but the fig tree mentioned in the gospel reading for this week has…

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Spirited Reflection: The baptismal drive

December 23, 2020

Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11 As a young adult, I became interested in alternatives to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Being someone interested in all kinds of things, it was…

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Spirited Reflection: Glorious display

December 22, 2020

Version en français Epiphany has many subtle meanings in the original Greek. The one I like best for this year and these lectionary readings is ‘glorious display’, and what a display of glory is offered to us! We need to…

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Réflexion Spirituelle: Manifestation de gloire

December 15, 2020

English version Dans son étymologie grecque, épiphanie a plusieurs significations quelque peu différentes. Celle que je retiens cette année pour cette lecture du lectionnaire est celle de « manifestation de gloire». Et, en effet, quelle glorieuse manifestation nous est présentée! Nous devons…

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Spirited Reflection: A Rigorous Spirituality

December 9, 2020

A Cry for Justice – Theological Reflection from the KAIROS Palestine-Israel Delegation In the late fall of 2019, I was part of the KAIROS Church Leaders’ Delegation to Israel/Palestine.  This was, as one of our delegates, Rosalyn Elm, put it “Not…

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Spirited Reflection: Mary of Palestine

November 30, 2020

A Cry for Justice – Theological Reflection from the KAIROS Palestine-Israel Delegation A year ago, I was travelling the roads and cobblestone paths of Palestine on the KAIROS Israel-Palestine delegation.  When you’re a Christian in Bethlehem, in the days leading up to Christmas, the gospel stories of Jesus’ birth resound in your heart.  In Manger…

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Thanksgiving video message for sharing

October 7, 2020

As we gather on Thanksgiving, there is no doubt that this year is different. However, I am looking forward to it for the reminder it brings to turn our hearts to gratitude. And there is so much to be thankful for.  I am particularly grateful to the migrant workers who…

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Spirited Reflection: Love is the Revolution

September 17, 2020

This reflection is dedicated to the late Rev. Jim Kirkwood who modeled and lived a life of Revolutionary Love. During our weekly Wednesday morning staff meetings, my boss Rob Dalgleish often throws a fist in the air and emphatically and syllabically…

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Spirited Reflection: Stirring new hope after the pandemic

June 15, 2020

Like so many others around the globe, my colleagues and I are working hard to imagine our way forward in a post-pandemic world.  As we advance, we consider amongst other valued voices, the guidance and direction of Pope Francis.   In…

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Prayer of a white settler on National Indigenous Peoples Day 2020

June 15, 2020

by Shannon Neufeldt Photo by KS KYUNG on Unsplash   Creator God,  I come to you with a humble heart,   So grateful for Your creation,   this place I am in.    The land is full of Your glory this solstice day.  Sunlight sparkles on fresh…

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Spirited Reflection: Embodying the Golden Rule

June 8, 2020

I have a crystal clear childhood memory of learning from my parents about the Golden Rule: “In everything you do, be careful to treat others in the same way you’d want them to treat you, for that is the essence of…

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Stories of residential school impacts experienced by Indigenous Women

June 3, 2020

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada was formed 12 years ago, the Calls for Justice for  Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was released a year ago, and this Indigenous Women’s Month at KAIROS we join our voices…

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