Towards Greater Recognition of Women in the Church and in the Society of Jesus
Almost 25 years after Decree 14, what is the role of women and how are their contributions to the global Society of Jesus and the Jesuit Province of Canada recognized? In order to understand the current context, four women who have been working with the Jesuits for many years have agreed to draw a comprehensive and honest portrait of the situation.
Overcoming Isolation and Reaching Elders during COVID-19
Within the Jesuit Province of Canada, the various apostolates and communities have adapted their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, most notably by shifting some of their services to the internet. This strategy, however, risks leaving some people behind—namely, older people. So how has spiritual support continued to reach them? How has human contact, which is essential for overcoming isolation, been maintained?
The Power of Education: Accompanying Marginalized Children through Nativity Schools
One can only be energized and inspired after hearing from the leadership of Nativity Schools in Canada. These schools—Gonzaga Middle School (Winnipeg) and Mother Teresa Middle School (Regina)—aim to break the cycle of poverty among economically disadvantaged youth through the implementation of an innovative model of Ignatian education in the three school years before high school followed up with ongoing mentoring and support through high school and post-secondary studies.
Memories Are Precious: The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada at the Service of Jesuits and Jesuit Works
As the guardian of the collective memory of Canadian Jesuits, the archive serves to illuminate the past and provide support to the current administration of the Jesuit Province. Theresa Rowat, director, explains how The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada serves not only researchers but also the province administration and Jesuit works.