The return of autumn is in full swing at the Gesù. It’s hot but very colourful.
Celebrating Montreal’s Churches
On Sept. 7, the Gesù was the site of the kick-off for the very first Journées des Églises montréalaises. A joint venture of the organization Passerelles and the Québec Council for Religious Patrimony, these days gave tourists and Montréal citizens alike the opportunity to discover or rediscover 27 exceptional churches in the metropolitan area, including of course the brilliant jewel that is the Gesù.
Red Bull Music Festival Montréal
On Sept. 19, the Gesù was humming with the rhythms of classical sounds and experimental creations by a trio “of Canadian experimental artists who push the boundaries: Kara-Lis Coverdale, Alex Zhang Hungtai and Sarah Davchi”, entitled Triptique. This unusual concert highlighted the Gesù’s Casavant/Guilbault-Thérien organ, inviting music lovers to a unique acoustic and musical experience as part of the Red Bull Music Festival Montréal.
The event caught the attention of Le Devoir which featured it on its front page on September 19, 2018.
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.