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 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 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 — Celebrating its 64th anniversary this year, Camp de Lac Simon was started as a Jesuit initiative, and the Society is still, in the words of camp director André “DD” Courchesne, the “heart and soul” of the work.
June 8, 2020 — COVID-19 has struck across the planet, but not always in the same ways. Divides between the most privileged and the most vulnerable have been made painfully apparent by the ongoing crisis.
Brother Frechette died on 3 June in the palliative care unit at the Oshawa General Hospital. He was in his 87th year and had been a Jesuit for 63 years. From 1978 until a few weeks before his death he was devoted to the Jesuit school and parish in St. John’s, NL.
June 1, 2020 — Before our interview, I had beenwas told that Fr. Marc Rizzetto, SJ, was very funny, very deep, and also…very busy... Nothing I learned in the interview that I finally managed to have with him did anything to dispel these rumours.
May 27, 2020 — On Wednesday, 22 April 2020, Erik Oland, Provincial of the Jesuits of Canada, received notice that an outbreak of COVID-19 had been declared at our infirmary in Pickering, Ontario. By Monday, 27 April, five Jesuits had arrived to provide personal care and custodial support.
May 25, 2020 — What was Fr. Nicolás' impact on Canadian Jesuits and the Jesuit Province of Canada? What contributions did he offer to Jesuits around the world? We present here the testimonies of four Jesuits from Canada and an international one.
May 25, 2020 – In two of the more memorable and elegantly simple ceremonies in recent history, Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall, ordained 5 deacons and Kevin Kelly, SJ (CAN), to the priesthood.
Father Mike Murray died on 18 May, 2020 at the Ajax Pickering Hospital. He was in his 83rd year and had been a Jesuit for 63 years. He served as the first director of Anishinabe Spiritual Centre. In 2010, was appointed as President of Loyola High School in Montreal.
Father Charlie Sitter died peacefully on May 9 at René Goupil House in Pickering, ON. He was in his 94th years and was a Jesuit for 75 years. He had a passion for books and art and thus, he would serve his various communities as house librarian and artistic decorator.
FX Johnson died on 3 May at René Goupil House, Pickering. He was 93 years old and in his 68th year as a Jesuit. In 1969, he began his long career as a parish priest, hospital chaplain, and pastoral worker and spent a lot of his Jesuit life on the move from one pastoral assignment to another.
Fr. Norm Dodge died peacefully in the Lord, surrounded by fellow Jesuits, on May 2 at Rene Goupil House, Pickering. He was 92 years old and was a Jesuit for 67 years. He was well suited to pastoral care ministry, always with a cheerful disposition, patient and a good listener.
May 11, 2020 — The Jesuits of Canada have made the decision to temporarily close René Goupil House, the Jesuit infirmary community in Ontario, and to transfer most residents to two facilities with specialized COVID-19 care wings.
May 11, 2020 – "Being a part of this is one of the most grace-filled experiences I've had in the last several months," said Lisa Calzonetti, Ignatius Jesuit Centre's Director of Operations about the new vocation of the Loyola House Retreat & Training Centre in Guelph.
May 3, 2020 – As some of you may know, on April 20 the Durham Region Health Department declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Jesuit infirmary in Pickering. As new information emerges, updates are added towards the end of this page.
Fr. Peter Larisey died peacefully in the Lord on 30 April at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.He was in his 92nd year and was a Jesuit for 68 years.A definitive milestone came in 1993 when he published Light for a Cold Land–Lawren Harris’s Work and Life–An Interpretation.
Father Michael Hawkins died peacefully in the Lord on 30 April, 2020 at René Goupil House. He was in his 84th year and was a Jesuit for 63 years. He has dedicated 44 years of his life serving through Darjeeling mission in India.
George O’Neill died peacefully in the Lord on April 29, 2020 at the Ajax-Pickering Hospital. He was in his 78th year and in religious life for 57 years.During his time at Pickering George wrote many comprehensive reports for the Province Newsletter.