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Ordained to Serve: Ten Jesuits Become Transitional Deacons in Largest Ceremony in 40 Years

By Robbie Paraan, SJ  Toronto, May 24, 2024 — Ten Jesuits were ordained as transitional deacons at St. Basil’s Catholic Parish on Friday, the largest group of Jesuits ordained as deacons in Canada in 40 years. Coming from all over the world, they represent the universality of the Jesuit order and the Catholic Church. This …

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Hope and the Jesuit Mission in Haiti: A Canadian Perspective from the Heart of the Country

By Jean Francky Guerrier, SJ – Coordinator of Programs for Haiti As a program coordinator for Haiti in the Jesuit advancement office of Canada, I travelled to Haiti for a five-day mission starting on May 19th. Scott McMaster, director of the Jesuits’ advancement for Canada, accompanied me. The purpose was to conduct a site visit …

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Raising hope from under the rubble

By Canadian Jesuits International  The Jesuits in Haiti are accompanying vulnerable families affected by the August 2021 earthquake with the construction of housing in the south of Haiti. Below is an interim report on the work accomplished so far. Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) is supporting this work, thanks to the generosity of Canadians.  Despite the …

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“There is a price on our heads”: The Impact of Political Turbulence and Kidnapping on the Jesuits in Haiti

“The last four years have been extremely difficult, and the situation continues to be very difficult.” Political turmoil, violence, and now kidnappings have been a daily occurrence in Haiti over the past years. Western countries, including Canada, are well aware of this crisis that affects the Haitian people as a group and as individuals. In …

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Defending the rights of Haitian migrants

Levelt Michaud, SJ, National Director of the Jesuit Service for Migrants Haiti is part of the Jesuit Province of Canada The Jesuit Service for Migrants/Solidarité Fwontalye-Haiti (SJM/SFw-Haiti or SJM-Haiti) is a social apostolate of the Society of Jesus in Haiti. Its threefold mission is to accompany Haitian compatriots who have been turned back at the borders, to …

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