Praying With The Preferences - Part II: The Spiritual Exercises and Walking With the Excluded
July 9, 2019 — This second part of the Praying With the Preferences series focuses on the first two Apostolic Preferences: showing the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment; as well as walking with the poor and the outcasts of this world. These tools enable us to begin to appropriate the Preferences, to develop a deeply felt knowledge before beginning an apostolic planning process.
The third capsule (out of seven) addresses the means to lead others to God in a context of growing and more widespread secularization. “We wish to share with others the most fundamental discovery of our lives, namely how discernment and the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius show the way to God.” The PDF is available here.
“To become faithful companions like Jesus, we need to be close to the poor.” The fourth capsule allows us to discern the ways to advocate for an approach that favours social justice and reconciliation, to promote culture of hospitality for all who have been forcibly displaced, and the promotion of a culture which protects the most vulnerable groups in our society. The PDF is available here.
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 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 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.