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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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Vatican Repudiates Doctrine of Discovery: Indigenous Nun Sr. Priscilla Solomon Shares Her Perspective 

The Catholic Church recently issued a statement formally repudiating concepts that fail to recognize the inherent human rights of Indigenous peoples, including the legal and political “doctrine of discovery.” Like other Indigenous Catholic leaders, Sr. Priscilla Solomon, an Ojibway member of the Anishinabek Nation and a Sister of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie, expressed …

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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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Nurturing the Synodal Process in the Province and in Our Networks: The Ignatian Family Roundtable on the Synod

In January, several members of the Ignatian family met to discuss the Synod on Synodality. “How can we enhance and complement what is already happening, and how can we reach out to various groups?” asked Father Gilles Mongeau, SJ, the facilitator. Norbert Piché, Élisabeth Garant, André Courchesne, John O’Brien, SJ, Laurence Loubières, XMCJ, Hendrikus Van …

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When Jesus Does Math, Love Wins

By Gilles Mongeau, SJ When I first saw this painting in the artist’s studio, I was immediately taken with it. The vibrant colours of the accusers’ clothes stands out against the dull, almost desert-like quality of the environment. The woman stands alone, naked and humiliated, vulnerable to the rage of the crowd. The colouring of her skin is so …

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