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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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August 24, 2015 — The Jesuits in Canada welcome the following men to our novitiate in Montreal. Meet them here.

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August 21, 2015 — The most famous pilgrimage in the Christian world right now is the Camino de Santiago de Compostela across northern Spain. However, there is also a pilgrimage just as challenging, a lot less expensive, and just as transformational, is right in our backyard.

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August 20, 2015 — St. Ignatius was nothing if not meticulous about every aspect of the “Company of Jesus,” the Jesuit order, he founded almost 500 years ago.

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August 19, 2015 — Twenty-four Jesuit novices in Canada and the United States professed First Vows of poverty, chastity and obedience this month.

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August 17, 2015 — Spiritual retreats shouldn't be limited to the middle class, said Ted Penton, a Jesuit in formation. He leads retreats for homeless people through the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP), which runs in 27 North American cities. Penton visited Vancouver July 11-17 to see if it could be next.

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August 11, 2015 - How often have you heard the claim that faith and science are incompatible or strictly opposed? Too often religion seems to ‘get a bad rap’ these days. Well, Fr. John McCarthy, Jesuit priest and ecologist, doesn’t buy this opposition.

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Father Paul Granville died on August 1, 2015 at the Ajax-Pickering Hospital in Pickering, Ontario. He was in his 88th year and in religious life for 70 years.




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July 31, 2015 - 'Laudato Si' is unparalleled in many senses. In Catholic social thought, it is the first papal encyclical that treats the environment and climate change issues in the light of faith.

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Brother Alvin Voisin died peacefully on July 19, 2015 at Rene Goupil House, Pickering, Ontario. He was in his 99th year of life and was a Jesuit brother for 74 years.



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July 17, 2015 — A shower, a shave and an overnight stay in Vatican City: these are just a few of the services Pope Francis is providing for the thousands of homeless and poor in Rome.

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July 9, 2015 — Following the lead of pontiffs before him, Pope Francis apologized Thursday for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America, and repeated calls for economic justice for the world’s poor.

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July 1, 2015 — Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone premiered his first-ever Mass honoring the Jesuits.

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