2018 M.Div. Graduate Profiles

Tania Lesack, M.Div.   Prior to seminary, Tania was an active lay person in the diocese, completing an Education for Ministry (EfM) diploma and serving as President of the Lay Readers Association. Tania also worked at Elizabeth House, a rehabilitation centre in Montreal for mothers in difficulty, an experience that taught her that the social care system, while…

New Life for the Reading and Tutorial Program

Thanks to a grant received from the Anglican Foundation of Canada in November 2017, Montreal Dio is redesigning its long-standing distance-education program. For over 40 years, the college’s Reading and Tutorial program has made theological education available to people who are unable to access a residential program. Over the course of 12 units, students are…

Spotlight on Alumni: The Very Rev. Dr. Knolly Clarke

The Very Rev. Knolly Clarke, former Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Port-of-Spain in the Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago, became an associate of the college in the early 1970s while he was completing first a B.Th. and then an S.T.M. at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University. I am now well into my eight decade and am a former Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Port of Spain…

Why I Am a Member

Rhonda Waters is a college alumna (M.Div. ’11) and current college Board member. Presently, Rhonda is the Incumbent at the Church of the Ascension in the diocese of Ottawa. Growing in God’s redeeming power, Dio is a creative learning community forming leaders for God’s mission. So proclaims Dio’s vision statement – a bold claim about…

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…