March 22, 2017 — During Lent, Father Peter Bisson, SJ, provincial
of the Jesuits’ English Canada Province, usually makes it a point to spend more
time with the street people he passes on his way to work.
He says this comes in part from his pilgrimage as a Jesuit
novice when he lived on the street and panhandled — and his gratitude for the
people who would stop and talk with him. “I try to pass the favor back.”
This year, Fr. Bisson is also going to spend time with Pope
Francis’ talk to Jesuits at General Congregation 36 and the three points the pope stressed: seek consolation in the cross and resurrection; try to notice Jesus
crucified in people’s suffering; and try and do the good thing in a good
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.