Priory life, January and February 2019


On February 12, 2019, Br. Aidan Owen OHC made his life profession at Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY. L-R: Br. Robert Magliula, The Father Superior, and Br. Robert Sevensky, our immediate past Superior and the Homilist at the Service.

Immediately prior to making his life vow, Br. Aidan lies prostrate before the Altar as an act of humility and a sign of total self offering.

L-R: Br. Robert, The Father Superior, and Br. Aidan, immediately following the Service.

A selfie with Br. Christian taken in our sitting room by our neighbour and friend The Rev. Pam Trondson while they worked together on a jig-saw puzzle.

The Priory is ready for the long standing and very traditional celebration of Robbie Burns Day by a group of friends, hosted by Br. David Bryan, our Prior.

Brothers Christian and Charles attended The Rev’d. Samantha Caravan’s last Sunday at “the church next door”, St. John’s West Toronto. They expressed our great gratitude to Samantha for her ever generous friendship, practical support, and the enduring relationship between the St. John’s and Priory communities which extends back approximately 30 years. Samantha is the new Incumbent at All Saints, Peterborough.

Br. Charles hosts a planning meetingBr. Charles hosted a planning meeting, Chaired by Stephen Allen, of the Indigenous Solidarity Working Group (ISWG) from Church of the Redeemer, Bloor Street, Toronto. From l to r: Karen Turner; Heather Steeves; Stephen Allen (Chair); Tony Crosbie; Andrew Wesley; Michael Cheena; Dawn Lee; Dave Gordon.

Indigenous Solidarity Working GroupThe ISWG at work around the Priory’s dining room table.

Father Mama Kwasi EllisFather Mama Kwasi Ellis, a Ghanaian born Anglican Priest now living and working in Virginia, stayed with us while in Toronto to preach at the Annual Revival Weekend sponsored jointly by the Ghanaian Anglican Church and the Ghanaian Presbyterian Church. The symbol on his stole is a traditional Ghanaian Adinkra Symbol literally meaning “except for God”, referring to the supremacy of God.

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