Being together has never been more difficult than in these times of Covid-19. Across the world, however, Jesuits and non-Jesuits are showing their creativity and connecting digitally with their colleagues and the people they serve.
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?
Our companion Adam Hincks, SJ, a Ph.D. in physics from prestigious Princeton University, New Jersey, is a fascinating and puzzling person. On October 9th, he was visiting his alma mater Regis College, where he gave a lecture on the contribution of Jesuits to the development of science.
Brother John Masterson is profoundly grateful for the opportunity for a second vocation of prayer at René Goupil House, the Province Infirmary, in Pickering, ON.
Jesuit Father Michael Lapierre, Canada’s oldest Jesuit, turns 100 years old on May 2. Born in Chapeau, Allumette Island, Quebec, Fr. Lapierre was 19 with one year at the University of Ottawa under his belt when he turned up in Guelph, Ontario, to enter the Jesuit novitiate in 1934.
The path between a lay life and the last Jesuit vows is very lengthy (approximately 13 to 20 years!). Gilles Mongeau, SJ, who helped evaluate this process within the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, details how the five steps of Jesuit formation will tangibly change.