Category: Father Charles Brandt

The Oracle of Oyster River

On Vancouver Island, a hermit-priest has spent a lifetime contemplating the natural world. At 95, he has come to believe there is a way we can save it. Slow down. Take a breath. Attend. Insight takes time. Charles Brandt has been meditating and praying on the east coast of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island since 1965. Over that time, he has come to some elegant conclusions about our place in the natural world.

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Charles Brandt Receives Award – On Behalf of All of Us

On Tuesday May 30, 2017 Fr. Charles Brandt received the British Columbia Community Achievement Award for his role in ecological stewardship. Comox Valley Regional District Director, Edwin Grieve, presented the award to Charles, who at 94, couldn’t attend the Provincial Award Ceremony in Victoria. Upon receiving the award Charles said, “this is an award to all of us, it isn’t just to me.”

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