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.





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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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