April 10, 2019 — Did you know that in the 20th century a museum was set up by a Jesuit in order to promote a better understanding of Chinese art and culture among Quebecers?

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Father Julien Naud died in the infirmary of Richelieu, in the evening of April 8, 2019, at the age of 90. Julien always showed great availability to the requests addressed to him. He was a discreet being, of great kindness, always ready to help those who turned to him.

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April 4, 2019 — Our world has never had such a need for peacemakers and also for builders of bridges of brotherhood, to repeat Pope Francis' beautiful words; even more so in the aftermath of the terrible attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.

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April 4, 2019 — Father General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa gave a speech about the collaboration between Jesuits (and the clergy in general) with the laity in Zagreb, Croatia last month.

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April 3, 2019 — Regis College announced last week the appointment of Susan K. Wood, SCL, PhD as the College’s first female Academic Dean, effective August 1, 2019.

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April 3, 2019 — Call 58 asks the Pope to come to Canada and apologize “…to Survivors, their families, and communities for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical and sexual abuse of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children in Catholic-run residential schools.” 

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April 3, 2019 — Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) has launched appeals in response to the current situations of emergency in both Venezuela and Mozambique.

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Father Francis Micallef died on April 2, 2019 at 7:15am. He was in his 88th year and was a Jesuit for 68 years. He was zealously involved in many of the parish activities and tried to be available to all, no matter what the occasion.

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March 29, 2019 — Last Monday, the Jesuits of Canada welcomed two new members: José Sánchez, as Director of Communications for the province, and Fannie Dionne, as Communications Officer.

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March 29, 2019 — April 7, 2019 will mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Dutch Jesuit Frans van der Lugt, who was murdered in Homs, Syria, at the age of 75.

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March 29, 2019 — As promised at the time of being elected, François Legault's government has just introduced a bill on the secular nature of the state, which essentially prohibits the wearing of religious symbols by state agents in a position of authority.

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March 29, 2019 — In its most recent issue, the newsletter Open Space of the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice invites us to develop new forms of solidarity with the help of a very old idea, straight out of the Middle Ages: that of the commons.

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March 29, 2019 — On March 27, during an open house, this centre, which is the guardian of the collective memory of Canadian Jesuits, allowed us to discover more than 700 years of Canadian history in a state-of-the-art environment.

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March 22, 2019 — Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) is pleased to host Father Charles Chilufya SJ, Director of the Justice and Ecology for the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar.

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March 21, 2019 — In its most recent issue, the jesuit magazine Relations (french) focuses on alternatives to punitive and coercive justice. It also gives a prominent place to Indigenous peoples’ legal traditions.

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March 21, 2019 — Centre justice et foi in Montréal partners with Action Week Against Racism (21-31 March 2019). It will propose several awareness-raising and citizen mobilization activities to combat racism, intolerance and islamophobia.

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March 21, 2019 — On March 27, the book The Church and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas will be launched at McGill University's Newman Centre. This book builds on and enhances the papers presented at a conference held in November 2016 at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology.

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Father Jack Hall died peacefully on March 14, 2019 at the Jesuit Infirmary in Pickering, Ontario. He was in his 73rd year and was in religious life for 45 years. His care for the Society and the Church was genuine; his storytelling brought raucous laughter on his part.

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March 15, 2019 — Dr. Nadia Delicata has just been appointed Episcopal Delegate for the Evangelisation of the Archdiocese of Malta by Mgr Charles J. Scicluna. This is the highest position ever held by a woman in the archdiocese.

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March 15, 2019 — Film maker Kevin Moynihan, with the financial help the Jesuits and a number of other religious orders, has produced a documentary on the residential schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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March 14, 2019 — The Province of Canada has just created a Service for Common Discernment to assist Jesuit missions and apostolates, but also other organizations that would like to use it in their community discernment efforts.

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March 14, 2019 —The famous Jesuit theologian Christoph Theobald will be teaching in Montreal next week. From March 22 to 24, he will give a lecture at the Dominican Pastoral Institute, a teaching inspired by his book Urgences pastorales (Pastoral Emergencies).

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Father Remi Limoges died peacefully on 7 March at Rene Goupil House, Pickering. He was in his 94th year and in his 74th year of religious life. Remi was a great reader and would gladly engage in good conversation. He was a wise counselor.

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March 8, 2019 — This Lent, take the time to remember and savour who you really are in God’s eyes by remembering God’s goodness to you.

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March 8, 2019 — This collective work is the initiative of some twenty French-speaking women theologians, Protestants and Catholics from Europe, Africa and Quebec. In twelve powerful texts, these theologians offer us a feminist reading of certain passages of the Bible that speak of women.

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