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Artisans of a New Humanity

By Gordon Rixon, S.J. – Regis College, University of Toronto  On the day Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope, the television networks searched for Jesuits to comment. I found myself facing the anchor of the 6 o’clock news of one of the national networks as he asked me, “What will Pope Francis do in the …

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Sharing Joys and Hopes, Sorrows and Anxieties: Father Oland’s Homily for the Feast of Saint Ignatius

By Erik Oland, SJ We live in very challenging times: the pandemic is still with us; in Canada we are in the middle of the crisis brought about by the discovery of the unmarked graves of Indigenous children; Haiti is a part of our Jesuit province and the situation there has recently worsened…. The list …

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Contemplating the Anishinaabe Stations of the Cross

Peter Bisson, SJ, artworks by Leland Bell In the Church of the Immaculate Conception in M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island, the fifteen Stations of the Cross are paintings by the noted Anishinaabe artist Leland Bell of Wiikwemkoong First Nation, also on Manitoulin Island. The stations begin with Jesus Dibakona Tchi Nibod or Jesus Is Condemned to Death, and culminate in Jesus Abitchiba or Jesus Risen from …

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A reflection by Rosella Kinoshameg on the remains of 215 children at Kamloops

Rosella Kinoshameg, DOS, is an Anishinaabe woman and a Wiikwemkoong community member. She presented this reflection on June 3rd, when a memorial service was held inside the “Ruins” of the the old stone-built Holy Cross Mission. The actual Holy Cross Church was also founded by Jesuits and they are still working there. Wherever Jesus went, …

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Separated by the Pandemic but Connected by a Retreat: The Fruits of Pilgrims Together

Last August, Jesuits and colleagues of the Province of Canada were invited to make a retreat entitled “Pilgrims Together: In Mission with Jesus.” Retreatants were given the opportunity to pray with and deepen their personal appropriation of Pilgrims Together, the apostolic planning document of the province, and the four Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs). Scholastics Brook …

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