In Solidarity with Our Muslim Brothers and Sisters
February 01, 2017 -- On Tuesday, January 31st, the Director of Quebec City’s Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec, M. Boufeldja Benabdallah, accompanied Cardinal Cyprien Lacroix to a Mass at Notre Dame-de-Foy Church where hundreds of Christians and Muslims prayed together for the victims of Sunday night’s attack on the Grand Mosque of Quebec.
This act of solidarity, grief, and communion exemplifies the kind of community we want to be, the kind of Church we want to be, the kind of Canada we want to be. The Jesuits join our prayers to those of our Muslim sisters and brothers, and to the desires of all people of good will, for an end to hatred and fear, and for the construction of respect, justice and peace.
May God, the Compassionate and Merciful, heal our hearts and make us all into agents of peace.
Father Alex Kirsten, died on January 17, 2018 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, ON.He was in his 70th year and in religious life for 47 years.Fr. Kirsten served multiple ministries including the Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, ON and the René Goupil House in Pickering, ON.
January 12, 2018 — Only one month after expressing their concern regarding the post-election situation in Honduras, the Jesuit Provincials of English and French Canada, Fathers Peter Bisson and Erik Oland, have sent another letter to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
December 28, 2017 — In the early days of 2017, the newly elected Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, helped set the stage for a year that will be very much remembered for the Jesuits’ care for people at the margins.
December 12, 2017 — As members of the greater Ignatian family, we are blessed to have many prayer resources available to us. If you’re looking for something special for Advent, you may want to visit one of these sites.