One-Minute News: Pilgrimage to Spain, Two Exhibits, a Call to Inclusion

In the Footsteps of Saint Ignatius: A Pilgrimage to Spain

From September 17 to 28, 2019, the Jesuits of Canada are organizing a pilgrimage to Spain to visit the important places in the life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, including Pamplona, Monserrat and Manresa. Father Bernard Carroll, SJ, will guide the pilgrims. The cost of the trip is $4,690, double occupancy. For more information, click here.

The Pope Calls for Inclusion of All, Including Migrants

During the World Day of Migrants, in a context where “they [the migrants] are often looked down upon and considered the source of all society’s ills,” Pope Francis recalled the importance of charity towards others and the inclusion of all: “in every political activity, in every programme, in every pastoral action we must always put the person at the centre, in his or her many aspects, including the spiritual dimension. And this applies to all people, whose fundamental equality must be recognized. ” For more information, click here.

60 Years of History in a Time Capsule at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf (Montreal)

From May 27 to September 16, 2019, a unique exhibit entitled 60-Year-Old Time Capsule in the Walls of Collège Brébeuf (60-year-old time capsule within the walls of Collège Brébeuf), is on display at the Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus of the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. Last January 23, Mr. Yassine Bahlaouani, a stationary engineer, discovered a time capsule in the walls of the educational establishment. According to the ten pieces encapsulated on October 31, 1959, the purpose of this time capsule buried in the wall at the entrance of the Gabriel-Lalemant Pavilion was to underline the benediction and inauguration of this then all-new pavilion. The exhibit highlights the capsule and the documents inserted in it in addition to other pictures and items regarding the discovery and the school. For more information, click here.

The 6th Foire en art actuel de Québec at the Chapelle des Jésuites

The 6th Foire en art actuel de Québec (Fair of Contemporary Art in Quebec City) will be held from May 30 to June 2. The purpose of this event is to promote the purchase of works by new or established artists working mainly in the province of Québec. This event will be held in the Chapelle des Jésuites in Québec City, dedicated to the Canadian Martyrs. For more information, click here.

Pope Francis on climate crisis: Time is of the essence

At a discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals, organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis described today's climate crisis “an issue of great importance for humanity and the whole of creation”. The discussion brought together finance ministers from various countries to reflect on the theme “Climate Change and New Evidence from Science, Engineering, and Policy”.

Pope Francis lamented that, “We live at a time when profits and losses seem to be more highly valued than lives and death, and when a company’s net worth is given precedence over the infinite worth of our human family”. On the contrary, “Today’s global interdependence obliges us to think in terms of one world with a common plan”, and he called on finance ministers to “work to achieve the goals” agreed on by governments in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement COP21. For more information, click here.

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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