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December 17, 2015 — After five years as director of the Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, Ontario, Jesuit Father Bernard Carroll, SJ, is retiring from the role, effective mid-February. More than 100 people in the community, including community leaders and politicians, came to wish farewell to Fr. Carroll, on December 14.

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December 16, 2015 — Jesuit Refugee Service marks 35 years of accompaniment.

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December 14, 2015 — His Grace Bishop Jean-Louis Plouffe of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario bestowed honours upon some of the Jesuit collaborators in the Aboriginal Apostolate from October 13-15.

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Father Donald Beaudois died peacefully on December 8, 2015 at Rene Goupil House, Pickering, ON. He was in his 90th year and in religious life for 70 years. Fr. Beaudois was a well-respected teacher, pastor, and administrator.

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December 8, 2015 — Today Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica to mark the start of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, a year for the church to focus on forgiveness and healing in a special way.

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November 18, 2015 — Inspired by Pope Francis’ recent visit to the U.S., a record-breaking 1,600 students and young adults gathered for the 18th annual Ignatian Family Teach for Justice Nov. 7-9 in Washington, D.C.

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November 12, 2015 — The meeting in Spain will bring together Jesuit organizations devoted to the promotion of social justice.

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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.

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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.

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November 6, 2015 — A group of alumni from St. Paul's High School are founding a school in one of Winnipeg's poorest neighbourhoods in an effort to help break the cycle of poverty through education.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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October 16, 2015 - The Vatican opened the “Gift of Mercy,” a shelter for homeless men, just a few hundred metres away from St. Peter’s Square.

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December 8, 2015 — Today Pope Francis marked the start of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, when the church will focus on forgiveness and healing in a special way.

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September 27, 2015 — Pope Francis concludes his historic trip to the U.S. today in Philadelphia, where he’s attending the World Meeting of Families.

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September 22, 2015 — When Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. today for his historic visit, Jesuits and their collaborators will be marking the occasion in numerous ways.

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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.

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September 16, 2015 — Jesuit Volunteers Canada (JVC), a ministry of the Jesuits in English Canada offers young people the opportunity to live and/or work with Jesuits promoting justice and peace.

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September 15, 2015 — The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has released a guide for the upcoming Canadian federal election.

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September 14, 2015 — The Jesuits in Canada are calling on the Government of Canada to respond more effectively to the Syrian refugee crisis and the ongoing tragedy in the Middle East.

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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.

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September 9, 2015 — Today is the feast day of Saint Peter Claver, a Jesuit missionary known as the patron saint of slaves, African missions and interracial justice.

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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.

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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.

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