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 meg.lavin@utoronto.ca.

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.





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