Father John O’Brien, (Jack), died on November 7, 2015 at Rene Goupil House in Pickering, ON in the 92nd year of his life and 71st year of religious life. Fr. "Jack" is remembered for his extensive work and recognition in communications and education.
Brother Leo Brady died on November 6, 2015 at Ajax-Pickering Hospital in his 97th year of life and 68th year of religious life. Br. Leo spent many years in Guelph, notably as director of the Ignatius farm.
November 3, 2015 — At a news conference on Parliament Hill, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) released a joint statement on euthanasia and assisted suicide.
October 26, 2015 — In the 16th century, St. Ignatius Loyola founded one of the world’s first multinational organizations, the Society of Jesus. In October of 2016, the Jesuits will choose Ignatius’ successor in Rome at General Congregation 36, or GC 36 for short.
October 23, 2015 — When most young men completing Aerospace Engineering degrees think about job prospects following graduation, they might think of working at NASA or a prestigious engineering firm, few think of joining a religious order. But this is precisely what Jesuit scholastic Erik Sorensen did.
September 17, 2015 — During his upcoming visit to the United States, Pope Francis will roam the corridors of power, but will also undoubtedly seek out ordinary Americans as well as those dwelling at the margins of society.
September 12, 2015 — Fr. Roland Turenne is now 92 years old. His 64 years in Ethiopia include much more than his year of staring down famine in 1984. Being there to serve the country and people to whom he has given three quarters of his life is the perfect example of what a missionary is for.
Aug. 28, 2015 – Pope Francis named Sept. 1 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This day will be an opportunity for individual believers and communities to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation and thank God for the wonderful handiwork entrusted to our care.
August 27, 2015 - Canadian Jesuit Father David Nazar, SJ, has been named rector of the Pontifical Oriental Institute, the premier centre for the study of Eastern Christianity in Rome, Italy. Fr. Nazar is currently serving as superior of the Jesuits in Ukraine and is a former provincial superior of the Jesuits in English Canada Province.
August 21, 2015 — The most famous pilgrimage in the Christian world right now is the Camino de Santiago de Compostela across northern Spain. However, there is also a pilgrimage just as challenging, a lot less expensive, and just as transformational, is right in our backyard.
August 17, 2015 — Spiritual retreats shouldn't be limited to the middle class, said Ted Penton, a Jesuit in formation. He leads retreats for homeless people through the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP), which runs in 27 North American cities. Penton visited Vancouver July 11-17 to see if it could be next.
August 11, 2015 - How often have you heard the claim that faith and science are incompatible or strictly opposed? Too often religion seems to ‘get a bad rap’ these days. Well, Fr. John McCarthy, Jesuit priest and ecologist, doesn’t buy this opposition.