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December 7, 2017 — The Jesuits of Canada and the U.S. stand with the Jesuits of Central America, as they denounce the repression of the Honduran people by government authorities.

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December 6, 2017 — One year after his death, the Jesuit Curia in Rome debuted a website dedicated to Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, 29th Superior General of the Jesuits.

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December 4, 2017 — The Jesuits in English Canada pray in thanksgiving for the life of Father Milton McWatch who quietly passed away on November 29, 2017, at the age of 80.

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December 3, 2017 — Today marks the feast day of St. Francis Xavier, SJ, one of the first Jesuits, considered by some to be the greatest missionary since the time of the Apostles.

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November 23, 2017 — Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican observatory, sees no conflict between science and faith.

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November 13, 2017 — A significant relic of St. Francis Xavier is coming to Canada for a month-long, 14-city pilgrimage beginning with Catholic Christian Outreach’s (CCO) Rise Up conference in Ottawa Dec. 28-Jan. 1.

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On the 28th anniversary of the brazen and vicious killings of six Jesuits and two women in El Salvador, we share their stories.

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November 15, 2017 — Members of Ecojesuit, the Jesuits’ worldwide ecological network, report from Bonn.

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November 14, 2017 — The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice addressed social justice issues in the Catholic context with a focus on racism and immigration.

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November 14, 2017 — On Nov. 3, Jesuit Father Roch Lapalme pronounced his final vows in the Society of Jesus in Montreal.

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November 5, 2017 — Today is the feast of All Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus, when we remember the Jesuits who have lived Ignatian values in inspirational ways.

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November 2, 2017 — In honor of November’s Jesuit Vocations Month, we asked Jesuits across the U.S. and Canada to reflect on what they love about their Jesuit vocations.

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Father Frederick Power died peacefully on November 2, 2017 at René Goupil House, in Pickering, ON. He was in his 94th year and in religious life for 75 years. Fr. "Fred" spent 56 years promoting devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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After three years of discernment, conversation and collaboration, Jesuit education leaders from around the world gathered last week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the first International Congress of Jesuit Education Delegates.

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October 26, 2017 — In recent months, 31 Jesuits have been ordained to the diaconate in the United States and Canada.

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October 19, 2017 — Today, the Society of Jesus celebrates the eight North American Martyrs.

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October 16, 2017 — Yesterday, Pope Francis canonized 35 new saints, including Brazilian Jesuit St. André de Soveral.

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October 14, 2017 — The story of American-born Jesuit Father Walter Ciszek (1904-1984), who spent 23 years in Russia in Siberian labor camps and Soviet prisons.

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October 6, 2017 — On the Feast Day of St. Francis, the saint most identified with care for creation, two Jesuit organizations have partnered to produce what’s being called an Ecological Examen.

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October 5, 2017 — Fr. Jean Denis Saint-Félix, SJ, has been named the new Secretary of the Office of Justice and Ecology at the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the U.S.

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September 26, 2017 — Canadian Jesuits International is responding to two new emergency situations affecting the lives of many people in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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September 15, 2017 — Sept. 17 is the feast day of Saint Robert Bellarmine (1542–1621), a Jesuit who was one of the most important cardinals of the Catholic Reformation.

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Father William Francis Ryan, SJ died in Pickering. He was in his 92nd year and in religious life for 73 years. Fr. "Bill" is well known for his works in social justice. The scope of his involvement in justice issues makes for staggering reading.

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September 1, 2017 — Today is the third annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the beginning of the Season for Creation.

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Father Joseph Brennan died peacefully on August 28, 2017, at Darjeeling, India. He was in his 91st year and in religious life for 60 years. He had a special concern for the Adivasi (first Nation) people of the plains and spent virtually all of his Jesuit life in India.

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