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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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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