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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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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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