Student Reflection: Tania Lesack

Tania Lesack is an M.Div. ’18 candidate and postulant for ordination in the diocese of Montreal, and formerly the President of the diocesan Lay Readers Association. I was looking things up on-line the other day (also known as displacement activities or avoidance techniques) and came across the curriculum of the Montreal Circus School: balancing, flexibility,…

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…

2017-2018 Educational Programming

Fall 2017 Constructive Theology for the Scientific Age Dr. Ashley Moyse Begins September 6  (Wednesday evenings 6pm – 8:45pm) Cuba Study Tour (January 2018 – registration deadline Sept 30) Education in the Church  Dr. Alyson Huntly Begins September 5 (in person and webinar classes) Church and Mission in Context Dr. Roland de Vries (one week…

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…

MDTC Names New Principal – SDM nomme un nouveau directeur

Montreal, April 10, 2017 – The Rev’d Dr. Jesse Zink has been appointed the next principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College (MDTC). His appointment was approved by MDTC’s Board of Governors on March 27, 2017. Dr. Zink is currently the director of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide in Cambridge, England, a member institution of the ecumenical Cambridge…

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…