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

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 — In recent days, the fires burning in the Amazon have moved to the front page of our concerns. But the crisis facing the Amazon has existed for a long time and affects us all.

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.

September 1, 2019 — Pope Francis has named Father Michael Czerny SJ, of the Jesuits of Canada, one of 13 new cardinals to be installed in October.

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”.

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