June 1, 2020 — Before our interview, I had beenwas told that Fr. Marc Rizzetto, SJ, was very funny, very deep, and also…very busy... Nothing I learned in the interview that I finally managed to have with him did anything to dispel these rumours.
May 27, 2020 — On Wednesday, 22 April 2020, Erik Oland, Provincial of the Jesuits of Canada, received notice that an outbreak of COVID-19 had been declared at our infirmary in Pickering, Ontario. By Monday, 27 April, five Jesuits had arrived to provide personal care and custodial support.
May 25, 2020 — What was Fr. Nicolás' impact on Canadian Jesuits and the Jesuit Province of Canada? What contributions did he offer to Jesuits around the world? We present here the testimonies of four Jesuits from Canada and an international one.
May 25, 2020 – In two of the more memorable and elegantly simple ceremonies in recent history, Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall, ordained 5 deacons and Kevin Kelly, SJ (CAN), to the priesthood.
Father Mike Murray died on 18 May, 2020 at the Ajax Pickering Hospital. He was in his 83rd year and had been a Jesuit for 63 years. He served as the first director of Anishinabe Spiritual Centre. In 2010, was appointed as President of Loyola High School in Montreal.
Father Charlie Sitter died peacefully on May 9 at René Goupil House in Pickering, ON. He was in his 94th years and was a Jesuit for 75 years. He had a passion for books and art and thus, he would serve his various communities as house librarian and artistic decorator.
FX Johnson died on 3 May at René Goupil House, Pickering. He was 93 years old and in his 68th year as a Jesuit. In 1969, he began his long career as a parish priest, hospital chaplain, and pastoral worker and spent a lot of his Jesuit life on the move from one pastoral assignment to another.
May 11, 2020 — The Jesuits of Canada have made the decision to temporarily close René Goupil House, the Jesuit infirmary community in Ontario, and to transfer most residents to two facilities with specialized COVID-19 care wings.
Fr. Norm Dodge died peacefully in the Lord, surrounded by fellow Jesuits, on May 2 at Rene Goupil House, Pickering. He was 92 years old and was a Jesuit for 67 years. He was well suited to pastoral care ministry, always with a cheerful disposition, patient and a good listener.
May 11, 2020 – "Being a part of this is one of the most grace-filled experiences I've had in the last several months," said Lisa Calzonetti, Ignatius Jesuit Centre's Director of Operations about the new vocation of the Loyola House Retreat & Training Centre in Guelph.
May 3, 2020 – As some of you may know, on April 20 the Durham Region Health Department declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Jesuit infirmary in Pickering. As new information emerges, updates are added towards the end of this page.
Fr. Peter Larisey died peacefully in the Lord on 30 April at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.He was in his 92nd year and was a Jesuit for 68 years.A definitive milestone came in 1993 when he published Light for a Cold Land–Lawren Harris’s Work and Life–An Interpretation.
Father Michael Hawkins died peacefully in the Lord on 30 April, 2020 at René Goupil House. He was in his 84th year and was a Jesuit for 63 years. He has dedicated 44 years of his life serving through Darjeeling mission in India.
George O’Neill died peacefully in the Lord on April 29, 2020 at the Ajax-Pickering Hospital. He was in his 78th year and in religious life for 57 years.During his time at Pickering George wrote many comprehensive reports for the Province Newsletter.
April 27, 2020 — Today, people in what we now call Canada are faced with Covid-19, but it is far from being the first epidemic to attack those living on this continent. Those in “New France” were not spared these horrors.
April 12, 2020 —During Easter 2020, more than ever, we long for a hope-filled sunrise on the horizon of the current pandemic that has enveloped the world. Still, the deepest hope of the resurrection has forever been that Christ dwells in us at all times and in all circumstances, no matter what is happening around us.
April 8, 2020 – An adapted version of spiritual conversation can be a valuable tool to remain connected to God and to one another, to experience Christ’s presence in our midst and to listen where the Spirit is inviting us to venture our steps in this context.
April 7, 2020 — Below are a series of guides to help communities and individuals around the world to celebrate, with the help of video conferencing tools, liturgies of the Word for the days of the Easter Triduum.
April 6, 2020 — Greg Kennedy, S.J., spiritual director and author, has just released Reupholstered Psalms: Ancient Songs Sung New, a magnificently illustrated book which is, as the title explains, a version of the Psalms adapted for today’s readers to give them hope.
Father Fernand Bédard died on April 2, 2020, in the Richelieu infirmary. He was in his 95th year and in religious life for 78 years. Fr. Fernand devoted himself to the Spiritual Exercises apostolate and continued to accompany retreats "on the road".
March 30, 2020 — Being together has never been more difficult than in these times of Covid-19. Across the world, however, Jesuits and non-Jesuits are showing their creativity and connecting digitally with their colleagues and the people they serve.