It's brewing at the Gesù!

The return of autumn is in full swing at the Gesù. It’s hot but very colourful.

Celebrating Montreal’s Churches

On Sept. 7, the Gesù was the site of the kick-off for the very first Journées des Églises montréalaises. A joint venture of the organization Passerelles and the Québec Council for Religious Patrimony, these days gave tourists and Montréal citizens alike the opportunity to discover or rediscover 27 exceptional churches in the metropolitan area, including of course the brilliant jewel that is the Gesù.

Photos from Celebrating Montreal Churches event

Red Bull Music Festival Montréal

On Sept. 19, the Gesù was humming with the rhythms of classical sounds and experimental creations by a trio “of Canadian experimental artists who push the boundaries: Kara-Lis Coverdale, Alex Zhang Hungtai and Sarah Davchi”, entitled Triptique. This unusual concert highlighted the Gesù’s Casavant/Guilbault-Thérien organ, inviting music lovers to a unique acoustic and musical experience as part of the Red Bull Music Festival Montréal.

The event caught the attention of Le Devoir which featured it on its front page on September 19, 2018.

Red Bull Music Festival





Recent News

October 16, 2018 — Just as all roads used to lead to Rome, it now seems that all conversations eventually lead to Trump. Or Trudeau. Or Ford. And while up until recently most people got their news in two daily doses, morning and evening, in the Twitterverse it’s like being on a 24/7 cortisol drip which stimulates exasperation, fury, anxiety and/or total anomie.

From January 12, 2010, passing by October 4, 2016, to October 6 this year, the Calvary of the Haitian people has not stopped. Their rosary beads of misfortunes has not ceased to roll out. To accompany our people in the permanent quest for dignity and hope is not an option but a duty which comes from the Gospel itself.

On October 4, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) released its new policy on the prevention of sexual abuse. It’s really an update of their first policy on this topic, published in 1992, under tragic and dismal circumstances; namely, the pedophile scandal at the Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John’s, NL.

We were 17 social and international delegates, meeting across borders, including from the Antilles, Mexico, Central America, US and Canada.  Our number included Rafael Moreno, coordinator of Justice and Ecology for CPAL and Xavier Jeyaraj, secretary for the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat in Rome.  Several times, we had the presence of Padre Melo, Yolanda Gonzalez and Pedro Landa of ERIC/Radio Progreso.

?The most recent issue of the jesuit magazine Relations (in french) looks at the issue of regional development. Titled A Fragmented Québec, this edition of Relations is an attempt to celebrate in its own way the 30th anniversary of a significant issue of the magazine.

October 10, 2018 — Thanksgiving reminds us of God’s countless gifts and unlimited goodness – all reasons for a constant stance of gratitude.

On October 7, various Catholic media, including the Vatican, released an open letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet, in which the current Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops responds to accusations by the former Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to Washington, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, concerning the McCarrick situation. This letter is worth reading. Really.

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