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About lesmiller.ca

Les Miller is the former Religious Education Coordinator of the York Catholic District School Board and the recipient of the CARFLEO 2009 Archbishop Pocock Award for Excellence in Religious Education. He teaches at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and is a well-respected presenter and workshop facilitator.

Carlisle Cathedral Ceiling

Carlisle, United Kingdom September,  2017 I am fascinated by the ceilings of Cathedrals and Abbeys. Architecture and art must harmonize to evoke a feeling of heaven. These expressions are conscious depictions of heaven or at least thin places. These thin … Continue reading

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Winchester Peace

Winchester, United Kingdom February, 2017 Below the magnicent Cathedral is a crypt that floods in the wet season. In the midst of this crypt is Sound II, a statue by Anthony Gormley. This lead casting is a mould of the sculptors body. … Continue reading

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The Lord is My Shepherd

Newlands Valley, Lake District, United Kingdom  September,  2017    The English Lake District was my first home. It was also the home of the Lake Poets. I lived about 100 metres from the birthplace of William Wordsworth. The Lake Poets … Continue reading

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Our Lady

Our Lady Queen of the World Parish Church Richmond Hill, Ontario March, 2017 Our Lady Queen of the World Parish is blessed with beautiful stained glass that tells the story of salvation graphically. This image of Our Lady has been … Continue reading

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Monkey Puzzle Flower

Kew Gardens, United Kingdom February, 2017 New growth from the Monkey Puzzle Tree reaches out across the February London afternoon. We find God in the intricate and complex patterns of life. We see in this harmony of strength and beauty a living … Continue reading

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Holy Island

Lindisfarne, Holy Island, United Kingdom June 2017 1400 years ago monks under St. Cuthbert came to Holy Island to establish a monastery. It was here that the Lindisfarne Gospels were written. Centuries later, the monks were under threat from Viking raiders. … Continue reading

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Fern

Fern, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom February, 2017 This fern shows the beauty of growth. In this coiled potential we see symbols of hope and conversion. This fern will look entirely different in weeks. The fern unfurls as it reaches upward to the light. … Continue reading

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