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Ecology

The Spiritual Exercises, Indigenous Traditions & Ecology: The 2022 Jesuit Province Retreat

After being postponed more than once because of the pandemic, the ecological retreat of the Jesuits of Canada finally took place in Sudbury, Ontario this past June, thanks to the efforts of the organizing team that included John McCarthy, SJ (then Province facilitator for ecology), Priscilla Solomon, CSJ, Bernard Hudon, SJ, and Trevor Scott, SJ, …

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Elisabeth Garant: 15 Years as “Orchestra Conductor” at the Centre Justice et Foi

“I have often identified myself as an orchestra conductor. As the director of an organization whose team is made up of extremely talented, extremely competent, very dedicated people who are passionate about social justice, I have made it possible for each of the instruments, each of the people on the team, to harmoniously complement each …

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The Ministry of Fresh Mangoes, Meaty Coconuts and the Shade of Trees

“Sometimes I find it hard to look at the deforested mountains in some departments,” says Br. Marcel Charélus, SJ, director of the Centre de Spiritualité Pierre-Favre in Port-au-Prince. Fortunately, Haitian Jesuits such as Br. Marcel and Br. Mathurin Charlot, SJ, are involved in some reforestation projects. The latter, an agricultural technician and one of the oldest Jesuits in Haiti, works in the Artibonite Department with the Project to Support Reforestation and Agricultural Development (PAREDA). Br. Marcel describes their …

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Cultivating Land and Soul: The Work of the Ferme Berthe-Rousseau

After months of being under lockdown in Montreal, I was happy to go to Ferme Berthe-Rousseau, an organization located on forty acres of land in Durham-Sud whose mission is to welcome and provide accommodation to people living in difficult circumstances. Marie-Ève Barbeau, one of the persons in charge, received me with the joy and passion that were already apparent when we spoke on the phone.  Although the farm is nondenominational, it is in fact part …

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Mother Nature and Brother Hudon

“The best week of my life was spent on a canoe-camping trip with the Pioneer Scout. We paddled a hundred kilometers, we only had five minutes of rain, and it was extraordinary,” said Brother Bernard Hudon, a Jesuit from Quebec, after I had asked him to share some of the moments of deepest consolation that …

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