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The Canadian Martyrs, Then and Now

Many sanctuaries and churches in the country keep alive the memory of these saints who died between 1642 and 1649 while working to evangelize indigenous peoples in New France. But how did the cult of the martyrs develop and how do their lives still resonate today?

Ordinands 2017 Catholic Register Story : For Jesuits, love is where the conversation begins

If discerning a vocation was simply a more holy version of making career choices there would be no need to talk about love. But for Jesuits, the conversation about a vocation is always a conversation about love. Over the last 30 years, spurred on by the Internet, this Jesuit conversation about love and vocations has …

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Jesuit Superior General appoints Father Erik Oland as the First Provincial of a New Canadian Jesuit Province

April 10, 2018 — The Superior General of the Society of Jesus, (Jesuits), the Very Rev. Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, has appointed Fr. Erik Oland, SJ, as the first Provincial of the new Jesuit Province of Canada, effective July 31, 2018, on the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. The …

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An advocate for life never retires: Father Tony Van Hee, SJ

May 25, 2016 — For more than 25 years a lone figure has been quietly present on Canada’s Parliament Hill, in Ottawa. His raison d’être is not nuclear proliferation, tax reform, or climate change, but something he feels is much more pressing — the protection of unborn children and the protection of human life from conception to natural death. “Worldwide …

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Being a Byzantine Jesuit

“If you’re not Roman Catholic, how can you be a Jesuit?” I hear it often. Like a fish in water, many Catholics grow up surrounded by a Church they know and love, without reflecting on what makes the Church the Church. Explaining to others how this is possible, I re-explain it to myself, remembering how blessed I am.

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