Diocese of Toronto | Anglican Church of Canada

Scandalous Sanctity: The Lives of Saints, Ancient and New

A free, three-part lecture series about the controversial, inspiring, and legendary lives of
Christian saints and holy people.

Nearly every religion of the world holds to the concept that some people are graced with a special air of holiness; some people’s lives are marked with a distinct expression of divinity. From the earliest age of Christianity these people have been known as “Saints,” meaning sacred or consecrated. Their lives reveal something of the nature and glory of God. No two Saints are alike, however. Each evening in this series will look at both a Saint of history and a modern or contemporary Saint, discussing each Saint’s historical context, particular flair and expression of piety, and their unique contribution to Christian spirituality.

Wednesday, October 24 
Speaker: The Rev’d Dr. Walter Hannam, Vicar, St. Bartholomew’s, Regent Park 
Saints: Evagrius of Pontus and Charles de Foucault

This session will take place at St. Bart’s, Regent Park (509 Dundas St E.)
6:00pm Service
6:30pm Light Supper
7:00pm Lecture

Wednesday, November 7 
Speaker: The Rev’d Leigh Kern, Associate Priest, St. James Cathedral
Saints: St. Francis of Assisi and Dorothy Day

6:00pm Service (St. James Cathedral, 106 King St. E)
6:30pm Light Supper (Cathedral Centre 65 Church St)
7:00pm Lecture (Cathedral Centre 65 Church St)

Wednesday, November 21
Speaker: The Rev’d Louise Peters, Interim Priest-in-Charge and Vicar, St. James Cathedral
Saints: St. Margaret of Scotland and Jean Vanier

6:00pm Service (St. James Cathedral, 106 King St. E)
6:30pm Light Supper (Cathedral Centre 65 Church St)
7:00pm Lecture (Cathedral Centre 65 Church St)

The Cathedral Church of St James

106 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 2E9 | (416)364-7865 | info@stjamescathedral.ca

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