The Nouveau Gésu: Reimagining a community of faith in action at the heart of Montreal
January 27, 2020 — “We are recalibrating the project,” summed up Fr. Leonard Altilia, S.J., director of the Projet Nouveau Gesù. Following new developments, the scale of the project has to be revised and new avenues have been envisaged.
Ecological research, working together towards international development, and spirituality apps: the latest issue of Canadian Jesuits
January 20, 2020 – “Dare to care,” encouraged Fr. Jim Lefebvre in an interview with the Canadian Jesuits magazine. This is also the central theme tying together the latest edition.
To go far go together: Four final reflexions from the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat Congress
January 10, 2020 – Last November the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat in Rome marked its first fifty years with a Jubilee gathering. Dozens of global delegates came together for a week of celebration, networking and discernment.
Haiti, ten years after the earthquake: An interview with Jean-Denis Saint-Félix, SJ
January 10, 2020 – “I’m tired of only hearing about Haiti’s problems in the news. We have problems but we aren’t a problem.” That is the plea that the Superior of the Jesuits in Haiti, Jean-Denis Saint-Félix, SJ, makes on the 10th anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck the country in January 2010.
Towards a greater engagement with our Common Home: An Interview with John McCarthy, S.J.
December 13, 2019 – Caring for our common home is one the new Universal Apostolic Preferences. How exactly do we go about doing this? Fr. John McCarthy's job is to encourage all Jesuits and their colleagues in the Province to imagine different ways of working towards this preference.
A more human Christmas: The cards by St. Bonaventure’s College students [with photos]
December 20, 2019 – The Advent season is often filled with beautiful stories of solidarity. This year, one such story takes place at St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s Newfoundland, part of the Jesuit Schools Network.
History today: The Virgin of Loreto, a devotion that crosses oceans
December 13, 2019 – It was in the sanctuary of Loreto, Italy that, last March, Pope Francis dedicated all the vocations to the Virgin Mary and signed the apostolic exhortation written in response to the Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.
Celebrating 50 years of justice and ecology: Fr. General challenges congress to reflect on the role of women with transparency and courage
December 13, 2019 – Right at the outset of the Congress for the 50 years of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat, Fr. Arturo Sosa challenged participants boldly walk with the maginalized.
Healing Quebec’s fractures: Fr. Julien Harvey, SJ
December 6, 2019 – Fr. Julien Harvey, SJ, was a great Jesuit intellectual from Quebec. Though he passed away in 1998, his ideas and ways of proceeding — refusing simplification, listening, dialoguing and concrete proposals — have proven to be prophetic.
The point of view of a Haitian Jesuit: the SJES Congress as a source of energy and hope
November 29, 2019 – On my way to Rome, I was skeptical and critical. I thought to myself: here is another celebration to swell our ego and justify our helplessness. I was comforted by the idea that I would enjoy as a tourist. But I was surprised!