September 24, 2019 — In a joint statement issued on September 16, the president of the Jesuit Conference and the provincial superiors of the six Jesuit provinces of the United States and Canada called on the entire Jesuit community to expand its advocacy efforts on behalf of migrants.
September 24, 2019 — The Synod on the Amazon is fast approaching. Other than Fr. Michael Czerny, SJ, one of two special secretaries for the Synod, are Canadian Jesuits invited? Fr. Peter Bisson, SJ, explains Canada’s place at the event.
September 19, 2019 — Many sanctuaries and churches in the country keep alive the memory of these saints who died between 1642 and 1649 while working to evangelize indigenous peoples in New France. But how did the cult of the martyrs develop and how do their lives still resonate today?
September 19, 2019 — The Synod on the Amazon is “our synod of urgency,” said Pope Francis. The event will focus on a vital region for the future of humanity, especially relevant as record numbers of wildfires currently rage in Brazil’s rainforests.
September 18, 2019 — Interested in Ignatian spirituality or curious to know more about the Jesuits? Come meet us! Several events will take place throughout Canada. You will hear personal stories, pray, contemplate, get spiritual guidance or simply ask questions.
September 19, 2019 — On October 22, under the honorary chairmanship of Mr. Louis Audet, the Jesuits of Canada will hold their third annual Wine and Cheese Evening in support of their educational, spiritual, environmental and social justice works. The event will take place at the Grande Chapelle of Collège Brébeuf (Montreal).
September 11, 2019 — Over the past year, Fridays for Future, a global student movement started by Swedish student Greta Thunberg, has grown to include hundreds of thousands of students around the globe. Now, the movement is inviting others to join with them.
September 12, 2019 — The Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, is currently planning the renewal of its formation process. Young Jesuits in the new province will be formed in such a way that the different learning components will be even more integrated.
September 5, 2019 — The Province of the Jesuits of Canada just celebrated its first year. Three people graciously agreed to share their experience of this new province: Father Earl Smith, SJ, scholastic Marc-André Veselovsky, SJ, and Norbert Piché. The three testimonies echo each other.
September 1, 2019 — Last month, Fr. Michael Czerny, recently named cardinal, published a text on the upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region. "We cannot separate the social and the natural, we must not separate the environmental from the pastoral," writes Fr. Czerny.
Father Doug McCarthy died suddenly on the afternoon of August 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Toronto. He was in his 75th year and in religious life for 57 years. He was respected and loved by the Indigenous people, that they gave him an Indian name – Minowadjmod, “the carrier of the message, always a good message”.
August 26, 2019 — The first indigenous mass organized by the Church of the Gesù took place last Sunday, to the sounds of the indigenous teweikan drums, under the scent of sacred sage and in a prayerful atmosphere.
August 23, 2019 — During his visit to the Jesuit provinces of Asia, Father General of the Society of Jesus, Arturo Sosa, gave a speech to the lay people involved in the works and activities of the Society of Jesus in Taiwan. This speech was posted online by the General Curia of the Jesuits.
August 23, 2019 — According to Bill Blakeney, a lawyer working as legal counsel for the Jesuits of Canada, the process behind the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was both “frustrating” and “moving” at the same time.
August 11, 2019 — Do you have a passion for social justice? Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) is preparing a study tour in July 2020 for Canadian educators and anyone interested in social justice and global solidarity.
Father Claude Roberge died peacefully on August 9, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. He was in his 91st year and in religious life for 70 years. Fr. Roberge was always finding ways to put what he had learned into use, especially in helping speech-impaired children.
August 8, 2019 — On July 31st, the Jesuits of Canada celebrated with two special masses the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. At the same time, this date marked the first year of the newly formed Canadian province. Jesuits, colleagues and friends came from all over.
August 8, 2019 — The triennial Colloquium 2019: Building Communities of Justice and Hope Jesuit schools conference was an amazing experience for the team of ten Loyola High School staff members who attended this year.
August 8, 2019 — This last article in the Prayer with Preferences series returns to the ultimate foundation of the whole process of Universal Apostolic Preferences, and thus to the basis of the whole discernment process that will guide their appropriation in the Jesuit apostolates and communities across Canada.
July 23, 2019 — The summer edition of the magazine Relations, entitled “Invitation à la marche,” (Invitation to walk) has been on newsstands since July 12. Experiences such as taking a stroll, going on a pilgrimage, demonstrating, migrating and transhumance all show that the human journey starts with walking.