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April 29, 2016 — On April 13, Jesuits and friends gathered for the 10th Annual Jesuit Provincial's Dinner and honoured Bishop Emeritus Jean-Louis Plouffe, Betty Bujold, Michael and Barbara McManus, with the Magis award.

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April 26, 2016 — Over 90 representatives of Jesuit social ministries from more than a dozen countries gathered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, earlier this month to discuss social justice issues.

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April 22, 2016 — On 16 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Ecuador. Well over 500 deaths and 8,000 injuries have been reported to date and there are still many people missing. There has been extensive damage to buildings, roads, and other infrastructure, including numerous Jesuit schools and social centres.

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April 19, 2016 — The French Canada Jesuit Province’s Relations magazine has been awarded the Lyse-Daniels 2016 Excellence Award from Impératif français.

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April 15, 2016 — As a Jesuit-inspired school, Mother Teresa Middle School in Regina, Saskatchewan, aims to instill the values of Jesuit education in the minds and hearts of its students, forming them as men and women for others.

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April 15, 2016 — Sunday, April 17 marks the 53rd annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

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Fr. Michael Lapierre died peacefully on April 4, 2016, at René Goupil House in Pickering. He was in his 101st year and in religious life for 82 years. Fr. Michael served as a professor of theology at Regis College for a half-century.

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April 8, 2016 —Today Pope Francis released the highly anticipated "Amoris Laetitia," his reflection on the family.

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March 24, 2016 — A life-size sculpture of the Nazarene, depicted as a homeless person lying down on a bench, has been placed at the entrance of the Office of Papal Charities. It was created by Canadian sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz.

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March 24, 2016 — Here are several Easter prayers rooted in Ignatian spirituality that can be used for your family gatherings (courtesy of the USA Northeast Province).

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March 15, 2016 — Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa on Sept. 4, in Rome later this year. This day is significant because it will be during the celebration of the Jubilee for volunteers and workers of mercy and Mother Theresa has come to be a symbol of God's mercy for the poor and discarded of this world.

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March 15, 2016 — A Winnipeg boy was selected to meet Pope Francis after his question was chosen to be published in a new children's book written by the Pope.

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March 14, 2016 — Fr. James Martin, SJ's new book, “Seven Last Words,” is based on his Good Friday sermon last year at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

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March 7, 2016 — Technically a dead language, Latin is alive and well in Room 225 at St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba, where two dozen Catholic children decline nouns, conjugate verbs and build simple sentences.

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March 1, 2016 — Pope Francis personally responds to questions from kids in his first children’s book, published by Jesuit-run Loyola Press.

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February 12, 2016 — Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ may focus on climate change, but the essence of the Pope’s environmental encyclical is really a call for cultural change, said the director of the Vatican Observatory.

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February 5, 2016 — Today marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe (1907-1991), who served as the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 1965 to 1983.

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February 3, 2016 — Celebrating the closing of the Year of Consecrated Life, a striking new video featuring Jesuit brothers has been released. View it here.

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February 2, 2016 — In a wide-ranging talk at Seattle University, Fr. David Nazar spoke about the geopolitical realities of the Middle East and how the Catholic Church is responding to the current crisis.

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January 29, 2016 — For gymnasts it might be a twisting tumble, for astrologers a star, for politicians a sandwich. But for Jesuit ecologist Fr. John McCarthy that ultimate accolade — confirmation of a lifetime of scientific research — is to have a lichen named after him.

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January 22, 2016 — Students from Jesuit high schools, colleges and universities gathered today for the Jesuit Mass for Life.

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January 25, 2016 — Since its opening in December 1865, the Church of the Gesù in Montreal has flourished as an important part of Montreal’s religious life.

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January 15, 2016 — The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was created to inform Canadians about what happened in Residential Schools. The Commission was tasked to document the truth of survivors, families, communities and anyone personally affected by the Residential School experience.

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Father Laurier Crosbie Harvey died peacefully on January 13, 2016 at Ajax-Pickering Hospital. He was in his 91st year of life and was a Jesuit for 60 years. Fr. Laurier is remembered for his extensive missionary work in India and Siberia.

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