The Psalms, human emotion and the ecological emergency: Fr. Greg Kennedy’s new book
April 6, 2020 — Greg Kennedy, S.J., spiritual director and author, has just released Reupholstered Psalms: Ancient Songs Sung New, a magnificently illustrated book which is, as the title explains, a version of the Psalms adapted for today’s readers to give them hope.
Online apostolic work in the time of Covid-19: How Jesuits and non-Jesuits adapt
Being together has never been more difficult than in these times of Covid-19. Across the world, however, Jesuits and non-Jesuits are showing their creativity and connecting digitally with their colleagues and the people they serve.
The birth of a new parish in rural Haiti: a story from Erik Oland, SJ
March 16, 2020 — On my recent trip to Haiti I visited the southern peninsula for the first time. This is the region of the country that was devastated by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The local community has been desirous of having its own parish for several years and most recently the local bishop, Jesuit Gontran Décoste, asked the Society to discern the possibility of providing a priest for the potential new parish. In the Haitian context a new parish church means also an elementary school and a local health centre.
Going green at Wikwemikong: Parishioners adopt new technologies
March 9, 2020 — Wikwemikong was selected to pilot activities that would contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), a project supporting conversion of fossil fueled appliances to appliances heating with wood pellets.
Colonialism and First Nations: An event for a spirituality of reconciliation
February 26, 2020 — Come and share a moment of discussion and reflection with Peter Bisson, SJ, who will speak about his experience on Thursday 19 March during a Discover Soirée at the Villa Saint-Martin. A time for personal reflection will follow.
Wet’suwet’en – Coastal GasLink conflict: Jesuits of Canada call for peaceful resolution and respect of Indigenous rights
February 20, 2020 — The Jesuits of Canada have urged the Government of Canada to work "assiduously toward a peaceful resolution of the conflict now underway in the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en People".
Loving Creation, A Work of Mercy: An Interview with Greg Kennedy, S.J.
February 17, 2020 â€” Fr. Greg Kennedy, SJ, sees spiritual conversion as an essential step in our struggle to change the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that lead to the abuse of our Common House and the current climate emergency.
Understanding the Wet’suwet’en – Coastal GasLink controversy: Key insights
February 17, 2020 — The current conflict between the Wet’suwet’en First Nations and Coastal GasLink has to do with a natural gas pipeline that Coastal Gaslink wants to build, some of which would pass through traditional Wet’suwet’en territory in the northwestern central interior of British Columbia.
Destinations of faith: Jesuit parishes carve out a distinct role
February 10, 2020 — Whether they’re serving immigrants in Richmond, young professionals in New York, or others in settings ranging from Toronto’s inner city to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Jesuit parishes are different. They share a particular sense of identity.
An interview with Dr. Susan K. Wood, Regis College’s first female Academic Dean
February 10, 2020 — “Theology is never practiced in a vacuum, but always in a specific time and place. This time and place is the modern world.” Sister Susan K. Wood, first female Academic Dean of Regis College, agreed to talk with us briefly about her career path, her projects and her vision of the Church.
Leading from within: How to pray contemplatively
February 3, 2020 — One of the important questions we as faith-filled people should be asking ourselves is: How can we live our faith with greater depth and credibility? Another way we could ask this question is through a more imaginative lens: How can we live with more contemplative attentiveness in and toward the world around us?
Spiritual accompaniment of homeless persons: Kevin Kelly, SJ, on the Ignatian Spirituality Project
January 31, 2020 – Kevin Kelly, SJ co-founded the Ignatian Spirituality Project in Toronto, which offers spiritual aid to those who have experienced homelessness. "You learn really quickly that your story is not that different."