July 9, 2019 — On July 31, we will celebrate two special masses honoring the Feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.
One mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by Fr. Gilles Mongeau, SJ, at Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Toronto, Ontario.
Fr. Mongeau explains the history of this celebration in the Province of Canada: "There has been an annual mass for the feast of Saint Ignatius in the Toronto area for at least 30 years, probably more. The Basilica of Our Lady in Guelph was for a long time the site of this celebration, which then was shared by Guelph, Toronto and Pickering".
The Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes continues this tradition.
Statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola at
Martyrs' Shrine, Midland, ON
In addition, Provincial Fr. Erik Oland, SJ, will celebrate a mass at the Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, Ontario, at 12:00 p.m. Another Mass for St. Ignatius Day will also take place at the Shrine but at 3:00 p.m. The statue of Saint Ignatius of Loyola will be displayed during all masses.
A number of other Jesuit communities across the country will also celebrate Ignatius Day.
November 8, 2019 — But how do we look at young Canadians? What is their relationship with the Church? To find out more, we have attempted to paint a portrait of Canadians aged between 15 and 30 years old and their relationship to the faith.
November 1, 2019 — Kevin Kelly, S.J. was ordained to the diaconate in beautiful Perth, Ontario on Saturday, October 26th. The mass took place at his family’s home parish of St. John the Baptist. Many Jesuits, friends, and collaborators made the journey from Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa to participate in the celebration and spend the day with Kevin.
November 1, 2019 — In a previous blog post, I wrote about the importance of looking after our inner lives, however frantic our professional, family, social or virtual worlds might become. Over the last couple of months I have started using Prie en Chemin (or in English, Pray as you go). I must admit, I fell instantly and completely in love with it.
June 28, 2019 — Each year Mer et Monde trains some 300 trainees in international cooperation and supports partners in Senegal, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in their development projects. A number of interns share their experience.
Fr. Chris Rupert died early on the morning of 16 October in the Supportive Care Unit at Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa, ON. He was in his 83rd year and was a Jesuit for 60
years.Chris was a zealous priest who served for years in the Durham Region.
October 17, 2019 — This year the Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Ontario is celebrating its 70th anniversary. How relevant can a retreat centre be in 2019? How are retreats carried out and what is the value of attending one? Three young women share their experience.
October 17, 2019 — Technological innovations have touched nearly all aspects of life and the Catholic world is no exception. Several apps allow you to easily access daily readings, profound meditations or do short retreats while travelling. The following are five (mostly free) examples.