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 email@example.com.
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.
September 11, 2019 — Over the past year, Fridays for Future, a global student movement started by Swedish student Greta Thunberg, has grown to include hundreds of thousands of students around the globe. Now, the movement is inviting others to join with them.
September 12, 2019 — The Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, is currently planning the renewal of its formation process. Young Jesuits in the new province will be formed in such a way that the different learning components will be even more integrated.
September 5, 2019 — The Province of the Jesuits of Canada just celebrated its first year. Three people graciously agreed to share their experience of this new province: Father Earl Smith, SJ, scholastic Marc-André Veselovsky, SJ, and Norbert Piché. The three testimonies echo each other.
September 1, 2019 — Last month, Fr. Michael Czerny, recently named cardinal, published a text on the upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region. "We cannot separate the social and the natural, we must not separate the environmental from the pastoral," writes Fr. Czerny.
Father Doug McCarthy died suddenly on the afternoon of August 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Toronto. He was in his 75th year and in religious life for 57 years. He was respected and loved by the Indigenous people, that they gave him an Indian name – Minowadjmod, “the carrier of the message, always a good message”.