December 7, 2018 — Just hours before Advent was to start, on the Saturday morning when there is no traffic and people are not crazily busy, 50 friends and benefactors of Manresa gathered to begin Advent in prayer with the Jesuits. They came not to a retreat nor to a program. They came to celebrate the first Advent Eucharist with the Jesuits and to share a festive breakfast with us. Each one received a vigil candle to take home and pray with each night during Advent for 2 minutes, noticing where and how they saw God happening that day. And they were also invited to pray with this candle for Pope Francis. The morning was magical and abounding with Advent joy.
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May 23, 2019 — “The Jesuits first had to learn to say: “We are responsible,” then “We are sorry,” and finally, “We need your help.” This is how Fr. Peter Bisson, SJ, summarizes the evolving relations between the Jesuits and indigenous peoples.
May 23, 2019 — Humility, communion, and renunciation are three "essential elements" for the Church to go forward, Pope Francis sayd in his homily during Mass with representatives of Caritas Internationalis.
Father Jean-Marie Rocheleau died on May 20, 2019, in the infirmary of Richelieu. He was in his 101st year and in religious life for 84 years. He is known to host the "Radio Sacré-Cœur" programs. He dedicated himself to giving the Spiritual Exercises to religious sisters, especially in Quebec.
May 16, 2019 — This past Saturday, May 11, the Jesuit Province of Canada celebrated the priestly ordination of Adam Douglas Hincks, SJ (Canada) and Edward Dawson Penton, SJ (Canada) and 5 diaconal ordinations at Saint Paul's Basilica in Toronto.