We were 17 social and international delegates, meeting across borders, including from the Antilles, Mexico, Central America, US and Canada.  Our number included Rafael Moreno, coordinator of Justice and Ecology for CPAL and Xavier Jeyaraj, secretary for the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat in Rome.  Several times, we had the presence of Padre Melo, Yolanda Gonzalez and Pedro Landa of ERIC/Radio Progreso.

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October 10, 2018 — The most recent issue of the jesuit magazine Relations (in french) looks at the issue of regional development. Titled A Fragmented Québec, this edition of Relations is an attempt to celebrate in its own way the 30th anniversary of a significant issue of the magazine.

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October 10, 2018 — Thanksgiving reminds us of God’s countless gifts and unlimited goodness – all reasons for a constant stance of gratitude.

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On October 7, various Catholic media, including the Vatican, released an open letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet, in which the current Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops responds to accusations by the former Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to Washington, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, concerning the McCarrick situation. This letter is worth reading. Really.

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October 9, 2018 — For most scientists, the next move after completing a PhD at Princeton University is to join an important research project at a big, prestigious university or institute.

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October 5, 2018 — The Commission had its first meeting on September 28th. Colleagues from Toronto, Montréal, Guelph and Sudbury held a virtual meeting to learn about each other and see how they can collaborate together.

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October 5, 2018 — In the beginning of September our Provincial, Fr. Erik Oland SJ, visited the Jesuit community of St. John’s NL, which coincided with the 30th anniversary of the Mount Cashel orphanage affair. Erik Oland reminded the Jesuit community of St. John’s that he shared their suffering.

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October 4, 2018 — The recent spate of news of abuse and cover-ups, primarily in the United States Church, brought the name of Mount Cashel Orphanage to the ears of many Canadians, primarily those from St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Brother Rosaire Grondin, SJ died Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Jean-de-Brébeuf community in the Richelieu infirmary. Rosaire was 85 years and in his 65th year of religious life.

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October 3, 2018 — Today the Society of Jesus celebrates the feast of St. Francis Borgia, SJ (1510-1572), the third Superior General of the Society of Jesus.

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September 27, 2018 — Fr. Mario Brisson, SJ, shares his views about how the Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusion (MIDI) ended the moratorium that forbade groups and organizations wishing to sponsor refugees privately.

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September 27, 2018 — With these parallel stories Norbert Piché, National Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), invites us to reflect on the issue of immigration today.

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September 20, 2018 — The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops published the names of two young adults who were delegates to the pre-synodal meeting.

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September 20, 2018 — The return of autumn is in full swing at the Gesù.  It’s hot but very colourful.

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September 17, 2018 — Today 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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September 14, 2018 — Ever wondered how Jesuits become Jesuits? The total journey toward Jesuit priesthood or formed brotherhood can take from eight to 13 years.

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September 13, 2018 — From roots planted in the troubled North-Central neighbourhood of Regina has blossomed a unique group of youth who are making strides to break the cycle of poverty that is their everyday reality.

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Beginning in 1960 he taught for ten years in the Jesuit Faculties of Montreal and served as guest professor for several Canadian universities. In 1970, he became a professor at Laval University, a position which he held for 25 years.

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September 11, 2018 — Twenty-six Jesuit novices in Canada and the United States professed first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience this month.

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September 6, 2018 — The Jesuit Refugee Service took part in the latest assembly of the Jesuit Network for Migrants (JNM), the Caribbean region, in Port-au-Prince August 21 - 22, looking at the issue of migration flows in the Caribbean.

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August 30, 2018 — On May 15th and 22nd, Frédéric Barriault, joined 15 people on a consultative committee on reconciliation with the First nations organized by the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice.

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August 30, 2018 — Reverend Gilles Mongeau, SJ, believes that the Pope’s subsequent publication of his Letter to the People of God confirms many of the insights he tried to share.

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August 24, 2018 — Read his full letter here.

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August 23, 2018 — Five novices entered the novitiate of Montreal on August 18th.

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August 22, 2018 — According to the new Socius of the Jesuits of Canada, Reverend Gilles Mongeau, SJ, not one of us has grounds to cast stones at the Roman Church, because not one of us belongs to a church that is institutionally sinless.

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