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Society of Jesus

Jeffrey S. Burwell, SJ, Named Next Provincial of the Jesuits of Canada

Father Jeffrey S. Burwell, SJ, is the new Provincial of the Jesuits of Canada. This leadership change comes at a time when the Society of Jesus seeks to deepen its engagement with contemporary challenges, oriented by their Universal Apostolic Preferences: showing the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment; walking with the excluded; journeying with youth; and caring for our common home.

The 71st Congregation of Procurators from the experience of the Canadian Procurator, Fr. John Meehan

Last month, Jesuits from every Province and Region where the Society of Jesus is working gathered at the “Sanctuario de Loyola” in Spain for the 71st Congregation of Procurators. The CP was envisioned to be held every few years, primarily to recommend to Fr. General as to whether or not a General Congregation should be …

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Listening, discernment and collaboration in action at the 71st Jesuit Congregation of Procurators

In May, Jesuits from all the regions where the Society of Jesus works are gathering at the Sanctuary of Loyola in Spain for the 71st Congregation of Procurators. Announced in January 2021, this congregation is an outstanding example of collaboration and communication between Jesuits and their partners in mission, in keeping with Pope Francis’s call …

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Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Indigenous Peoples: Its importance and what it means for reconciliation [Interview]

By Fannie Dionne After having apologized in Rome in April 2022 before Indigenous delegations, Pope Francis will visit various Indigenous communities in the territory that is now called Canada from July 24 to 29, 2022. This will be an opportunity “once again to listen to and dialogue with Indigenous peoples, to express his heartfelt closeness …

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Between pastries, tattoos and God

By Elise Gower  In a world still reeling from Covid-19, as the deep societal structures of racism and inequity are highlighted and amidst violence and impending war, where does one find hope? In Los Angeles, California, Homeboy Industries — the largest gang intervention, rehab and re-entry program in the world — is a sacred place …

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