Convivium was a project of Cardus 2011‑2022, and is preserved here for archival purposes.


Ottawa's lines and spires of power converge in holy symmetry. 

Peter Stockland

St. Patrick's Basilica is parish in the centre of Ottawa that has existed since 1855, making it the city's oldest English-speaking church. It remains a bustling urban place of worship, yet one summer evening as I passed there was a deep tranquility in the light enveloping its steeple that seemed to draw even the hectic cat's cradle of urban power lines into its symmetry. 

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