April 2006

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  • Mystics of the mountain
    By Charlie Gervais, S.F.M.
    A couple's life in the mountains, aware of God's constant presence
  • The Green Rule
    By Katharine Vansittart
    A collection of texts on ecology from the world's great religions
  • Welcome candidates
    Six new lay candidates in Scarboro's lay mission preparation program
  • A sincere "thank you!"
    By Jack Lynch, S.F.M.
    Scarboro welcomes seminarians and priests from mission societies around the world
  • My friend Luke
    By Alex McDonald, S.F.M.
    He struggled with adversity all the while searching for peace
  • Learning to live mission
    By Lynette Brossart
    Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy
  • A new way to help us
    By Matt Gleeson
    Gifts of Securities, part of Scarboro's Planned and Asset-Giving Program
  • Editorial
    By Kathy VanLoon

James MacKinnon
Fr. Arthur McKinnon

James MacKinnon won the 2006 Charles Taylor prize ($25,000) for Literary Non-Fiction for his book, Dead Man in Paradise, a story about the search for truth behind the death of his uncle, Scarboro missioner Fr. Arthur MacKinnon who was murdered in the Dominican Republic in 1965. The book was also shortlisted for the Pearson Writers. Trust Non-Fiction Prize and for a British Columbia Book Prize. It was also chosen as one of Quill & Quire's Best Books of 2005 and The Globe & Mail's Best Books of 2005.

We are honoured and grateful to have received permission from James to publish an excerpt of his book in the September 2005 edition of Scarboro Missions magazine. We wish James continued success with the book and with his writing career. As James said, "Arthur might be smiling."