Jesuit Archives on display at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Two treasured Books of Hours from the collection of The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada are on display at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on display at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts until January 6th, 2019. Following years of scholarly research at the Jesuit Archives and other repositories, Brenda Dunn-Lardeau has curated a stunning exhibition and published a catalogue raisonné (in French). With detailed information about Books of Hours in Quebec collections and vivid illustrations, the catalogue would make a fine Christmas gift for those interested in religious iconography and devotion. The MMFA held a related colloquium on September 28th, including a presentation by book conservator, Geneviève Samson titled Les reliures de type gothique providing a detailed analysis of the precious original 15th century bindings that have survived to this day on the books loaned by our Archives.
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June 20, 2019 — Patron of youth who died taking care of the plague-stricken, Saint Aloysius of Gonzaga is celebrated on June 21. His life depicts that of a rebellious young man who, in spite of everything, renounced a rich court life to travel to the outskirts to serve the marginalized people of his time.
June 20, 2019 — "It would be stupid not to take advantage of the formation that a man brings to the Society," said the Director of Vocations of Fr. Adam D. Hincks, "And I can tell you one thing: we are not stupid!". This is one of the memories that this Jesuit recalls in an article about the beginnings of his religious vocation, part of the latest edition of the magazine Canadian Jesuits.
June 20, 2019 — Some 20 MPs are calling for the indictment of the Haitian head of state, Jovenel Moïse, already abandoned by the nation's private sector. The Church is also involved, by also positioning itself against Mr. Moïse, inaction and violence.
June 20, 2019 — Four years after the publication of the encyclical Laudato Si', Pope Francis seeks to encourage all actors in the associative, economic and political world to "work together in a spirit of solidarity to promote concrete steps for the protection of our planet".
June 13, 2019 — In The Pope Video for June 2019, Pope Francis speaks to all Catholics, inviting them to look around and observe with an open heart each of the priests in their communities. Holiness always attracts less attention than sin and scandal.
June 13, 2019 — Last May 31 to June 2, 50 young professionals took part in an Ignatian retreat at the Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre. These young people, between the ages of 19 and 39, came from all walks of life.