One-Minute News: New Job Posting, Fight Against Sexual Exploitation, Regis College, the Pope in Romania and World Communications Day

Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) seeks a Communications Coordinator

Canadian Jesuits International is looking for a highly motivated individual to act as Communications Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in using their creative skills with a not-for-profit organization committed to social justice. For more information, click here.

June's prayer intention by Pope Francis: The Priests' Way of Life

In his prayer intention for the month of June 2019, Pope Francis calls us to pray that priests, "through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively, above all, to solidarity with those who are most poor." It has become the custom of Pope Francis to release a video message detailing his prayer intention for each month. Click here to watch it.

Time to Register for Fall Courses at Regis College

The registration period at Regis College is currently underway. Sometimes available in an online format, the programs and courses offered by this Jesuit theology school prepare men and women to serve as chaplains, professors, educators, parish assistants, spiritual guides, youth ministers, pastors, program coordinators and defenders of justice. For more information about them, click here. To know more about the admissions process, click here.

Pope Francis’ Pilgrimage to Romania

Pope Francis just completed a trip to Romania, a pilgrimage which, he said, was a “symbol of dialogue, unity and brotherhood.” Amongst other things, he recited the Our Father with the Patriarch of All Romania and asked forgiveness to the Roma communities for the discrimination they experienced over the course of history. The Pope also spent some time with his Jesuit colleagues. For more, click here.

The CATHII, a Partner in the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Montreal

Each year during the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Montreal, the Un trop grand prix (Too great a price) committee launches a campaign of prevention against sexual exploitation of young women. The Jesuits of Canada are part of CATHII, a partner in this campaign, in addition to writing regularly about human trafficking, such as here and here. For more information about Un trop grand prix (in French), click here.

Pope Francis Celebrates World Communications Day

Under the theme “We are members one of another (Eph 4,25). From network community to human communities,” the Pope celebrated World Communications Day. Among other ideas, he made a call to reflect more upon the personal and communal dimensions of communication:

From an anthropological standpoint, the metaphor of the network also recalls another significant figure: that of community. A community is made stronger if it is cohesive and united, inspired by feelings of trust and the pursuit of shared goals. The community as a support network requires mutual listening and dialogue, based upon the responsible use of language. For more, click here.





Recent News

Father Demetrius MICHAILIDÈS died at the Richelieu infirmary on the evening of June 25. He had joined the Jesuit community at the Richelieu residence in July 2016. He taught dogmatic theology at the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut, as well as in Belgium and New York.

June 26, 2020 — In Canada, COVID-19 has had an impact on all aspects of our lives since March and we have already shared the changes it has brought to our work. However, as Frantz Georges S.J. reminds us, “the spiritual experience is fundamental in the lives of all Christians.”

June 22, 2020 – The Holy Cross Church in Wiikwemkoong, Ontario, founded and still run by Jesuits, was vandalized between Saturday, June 13 and the early hours of Sunday, June 14.

June 19, 2020 — The Support Group for Rural Development (GADRU) is a nonprofit organization founded by Fr. Jean-Marie Louis, SJ, not only to oversee and promote the rights of those living in rural communities but also to participate in the construction of an inclusive, fair, and democratic society.

June 17, 2020 — Marc-André Veselovsky is not only a Jesuit, but also a vegetarian, semi-professional singer, a lover of board games (some might say the more complicated ones…) and a good listener.

June 15, 2020 — Fr. Grégoire Le Bel, SJ, set up a coworking space in collaboration with a group of young people, first taking one office, then another, and finally an entire space designed according to the needs of these entrepreneurs.

June 15, 2020 — While Jesuits and colleagues are often called to integrate into environments different from their own, Fr Bourke's openness to other cultures can be a model to follow.

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