From Vancouver to Montreal and beyond, come meet the Jesuits this fall

September 18, 2019 — Interested in Ignatian spirituality or curious to know more about the Jesuits? Come and meet them! Several events are being organized this fall throughout Canada. You will be able to grab a beer, hear personal stories, pray, contemplate, receive spiritual guidance or simply ask questions to Jesuits. These meetings can help you learn practical insights for personal and spiritual development. 

Craft Beer Tasting Night with the Jesuits, Vancouver (October 19)

Mix and mingle with 8 young Jesuits at this-one-of-kind craft beer tasting event. Food provided; questions encouraged. For men ages 19-39 who like craft beer and faith. First beer is on us. Food menu available.

Discernment According to Ignatius of Loyola, Vancouver (October 25)

The Newman Association at the University of British Columbia is sponsoring a special talk by Fr. John O'Brien, SJ on discovering God's will in daily life and for a lifetime. With good food and drink.

Jesuits at One Rock, Calgary (October 26)

Whether or not you are attending the largest annual gathering of Catholic young adults in Alberta, come meet a Jesuit, get spiritual resources, and ask about our way of life!

St. Paul’s High School Ignatian Challenge Award Dinner, Winnipeg (November 5)

The 26th annual Ignatian Challenge Award Tribute Dinner recognizes individuals within the community who embrace the ideals of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus.

Scotch Nosing + Dinner, Toronto (November 6)

A fundraising evening of premium Scotches, fine dining, and fun. 

Jesuits at Renew, Toronto (November 9)

At the largest Catholic young adult conference in Ontario, swing by our table for spiritual conversation!

Campion College Alumni of Distinction Awards Dinner, Regina (November 13)

The Alumni of Distinction Awards promote the tradition of excellence of Campion College and honour alumni and former students who have not only distinguished themselves in their profession and in their community, but also demonstrate the core values of their Jesuit education in their professional and personal lives.

Come & See Weekend, Montreal (November 22-24)

Meet Jesuits, hear vocations stories, pray, contemplate, ask. Experience good company with fellow travelers in life's journey who are also drawn to Ignatian spirituality. For men considering a vocation to ministry in Church, especially anyone considering the Jesuit way of life as a possible vocation. This weekend is for you.

Discernment Retreat, Midland (December 13-15)

If you are considering a vocation in the Church and would like to explore the Jesuit option, this annual discernment weekend is an ideal way to deepen your spiritual life and hear more about God’s direction for you. At the Shrine, we will pray with the story of the Jesuits Martyrs -- St. Jean de Brebeuf and his companions.

Jesuits at RiseUp, Toronto (December 28 - January 1)

The largest annual gathering of Catholic university students in Canada is taking place in Toronto this year -- more than 1000 enthusiastic young people. Several Jesuits will be on-site for the entire conference. Look for the red table, and get connected. We'll have plenty of time to talk.


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December 6, 2019 – Fr. Julien Harvey, SJ, was a great Jesuit intellectual from Quebec. Though he passed away in 1998, his ideas and ways of proceeding — refusing simplification, listening, dialoguing and concrete proposals — have proven to be prophetic.

December 6, 2019 – Since the beginning of his papacy, Pope Francis has repeatedly come back to the importance of process and discernment in beginning a shift towards change and the transformation of the Church.

November 30, 2019 – We express our solidarity with the women of Fanm Deside in Haiti.

On November 25, in the early afternoon, Fr. Fernand Jutras, SJ passed away at the Richelieu infirmary. He was in his 78th and in religious life for 59 years. From 1971 to 2016, he carried out different ministries and professional activities in Montreal.

November 29, 2019 – On my way to Rome, I was skeptical and critical. I thought to myself: here is another celebration to swell our ego and justify our helplessness. I was comforted by the idea that I would enjoy as a tourist. But I was surprised!

November 29, 2019 – From November 9 to 14, 2019, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Canada team hosted its simulation exercise "A Journey in Exile" three times in three different locations. The exercise is a role-playing experience that puts participants in the shoes of a refugee.

November 21, 2019 – Even as “a twenty-year-old for the fourth time,” Fr. Michel Lefebvre, SJ, is kept busy either sitting on the Board of Directors or performing marriages and baptisms for former students of the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, where he worked for over 45 years. Here are extracts from a moving interview.

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