More Than One Way Home
Thursday June 13, 2013
For Roy, anonymity isn't just about keeping his professional and personal life separate; it's a way to prevent the ego from taking over and running the show.
Alcoholics are "egomaniacs with inferiority complexes", says Roy.
Another term for that sense of being either better or worse than everybody else is "terminal uniqueness. Anonymity removes the need to defend or proclaim one's uniqueness- it also makes us all lovable and deserving of community.
In the last of her series on Faith in the Okanagan Madonna Hamel speaks with Roy about hitting bottom with alcohol and finding a lifelong spiritual program in the process.
Friday June 7, 2013
Easter is the most important season in Catholic calendar.
The season begins with Lent- a time when most of the faithful give up something
in order to acknowledge a sense of gratitude for what they have.
Eventually, when Easter rolls around, one will feel a sense of renewal, of having died to an old life to begin again...or so the belief goes.
In this episode we meet Fr. Pat Monette, pastor St.
Charles Garnier Catholic church in Kelowna's mission.
Fr. Pat invited Madonna Hamel to chat with him while he burns last year's Palm
Sunday palms to make Ash Wednesday's ashes.
Wednesday May 22, 2013
But for the people who need it, Metro is the only place they feel safe and at home because many of them live on the streets of Kelowna.
It's also a church with a no barrier, come as you are policy.
Madonna Hamel spoke with Richard Locke, a man who used to be homeless and now he volunteers at Metro as his way of giving back.