For over 165 years, Canadian Jesuits have been living and working continuously with the Ojibway, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations mostly in Northern Ontario around Manitoulin Island and Thunder Bay.
Anishinabe Spiritual Centre
The Anishinabe Spiritual Centre is a place of peace, a beautiful retreat space, a welcoming conference centre. It is an ideal setting for conferences, seminars, workshops, business meetings, group retreats, and directed and undirected individual retreats.
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History Today : Jesuits and Epidemics in New France
Today, people living in what we now call Canada are faced with Covid-19, but it is far from being the first epidemic to attack those living on this continent. For the first few centuries after the arrival of Europeans in the Americas, up to 95% of the Indigenous populations lost their lives, in a large part due to new contagious diseases. Those living in “New France” were not spared these horrors.
Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples: How the Jesuits of Canada Have Paved the Way
According to Bill Blakeney, the process behind the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was both “frustrating” and “moving” at the same time. A lawyer working as legal counsel for the Jesuits of Canada, Bill was involved in the Jesuits’ proceedings before and during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The right retreat is simply a state of mind, says Jesuit retreat master
Contrary to popular belief, going on retreat does not require a change of scenery, but rather a change in thinking. “It is done through recognition,” said Fr. Monty Williams, a Jesuit retreat master and spiritual director. “One of the most important things is how people think about themselves.