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.
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.
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.
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.
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.