One-minute news: Motu Proprio, an invitation to a spiritual Retreat and a look at Haitian migration

The Canadian Religious Conference and the “Vos Estis Lux Mundi” Motu Proprio

The Canadian Religious Conference wrote a press release in reaction to the “Vos estis lux mundi ” Motu Proprio published by Pope Francis last week. It welcomes and supports the Pope’s decision to make reporting procedures regarding abuses mandatory for the clergy and the religious, men and women. To read the press release, click here.

Invitation to an Annual Retreat for Jesuit Partners

On June 6, partners of the Jesuits are invited to a retreat at the Manresa Centre in Pickering, Ontario. This is a way to meet other partners and to deepen one’s sense of mission. During these retreats, partners of the Jesuit apostolate receive a formation on Ignatian values and the Jesuit mission, help in discerning apostolic goals and priorities and an initiation to what it means to cooperate in service of the mission. To register, contact

Migrating for Life: New Challenges of Haitian Migration

Another event that may interest you: "Migrer pour vivre : Nouveaux défis des migrations haïtiennes" (Migrating for Life: New Challenges of Haitian Migration), a presentation organized by our AQOCI symposiums. It will take place during the afternoon of June 13, 2019 at the Centre Saint-Pierre in Montreal. Brochure below.

Recent News

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.

June 13, 2019 — Ignatius Farm expresses the Program Objectives of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre through organic and relational farming.

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