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 Larry Kroker died peacefully on October 6, 2019 at Rene Goupil House, Pickering. He was in his 80thth year and in religious life for 60 years. Larry took the gifts of Jesuit tradition and of the Exercises and offered them to the Indigenous people.

Fr. Gavin died peacefully on the morning of Oct. 6, 2019, at René Goupil House, Pickering. He was in his 85th year and in his 65th year of religious life. He wrote a lasting memorial - Vol. 1 in the Jesuit History Series, Teachers of a Nation – Jesuits in English Canada 1842-2013.

October 10, 2019 — On October 5, Michael Czerny, SJ, was created cardinal by Pope Francis, along with 12 others. We joined him last Tuesday in Rome via teleconference and asked him some questions – all of which came directly from his Canadian colleagues.

October 10, 2019 — The path between a lay life and the last Jesuit vows is very lengthy (approximately 13 to 20 years!). Gilles Mongeau, SJ, who helped evaluate this process within the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, details how the five steps of Jesuit formation will tangibly change.

October 4, 2019 — The Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology has just released the new issue of its journal Promotio Iustititiae (PJ), which focuses on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and on Integral Ecology.

October 4, 2019 — The federal election campaign in Canada is in full swing. On October 21, citizens will have to choose between various platforms. This is why the Justice, Reconciliation and Ecology Commission of the Jesuit Province of Canada has prepared a document to encourage discernment and action.

October 4, 2019 — For Women's History Month, let’s look at two examples of strong women who were close to the Jesuits and who were active in the success of their mission.

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