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A Graced History: Loyola House Looks Back at 60 Years of Renewal

Join us in celebrating the 60th anniversary of Loyola House in Guelph, a renowned retreat center deeply rooted in Jesuit history. Discover the transformative power of Ignatian spirituality that has enriched countless lives over the decades. Learn about our journey, evolving traditions, and commitment to spiritual growth, community, and justice.

From Refugee to Recipient of the Governor General’s Medal

Discover the inspiring story of George Al Frieh, a Syrian refugee who, with the aid of the Service Jésuite des Réfugiés (SJR) Canada, overcame the challenges of war, language barriers, and integration to pursue his dreams in Montreal. Learn how SJR’s compassionate support makes a difference.

“Christina, do your taxes!”: Embracing New Life One Step at a Time

Discover Christina Pinnavaria’s transformative journey from struggling with mental health and alcohol dependence to finding hope and healing through prayer and participation in the Spiritual Transformation in Recovery (STIR) program. This inspiring story highlights the power of community support, spiritual accompaniment, and the courage to face life’s challenges one step at a time.

Jesuits and LGBTQ+ Catholics: Bringing the colors of marginalized people to the Church

By José Sanchez and Fannie Dionne Beneath the soaring dome of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Toronto, a group has been quietly pioneering a path of compassion and understanding for over a decade. Drawing inspiration from the time-tested teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, their mission incorporates many of the values of Ignatian accompaniment. …

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