A Canadian Indigenous Man Delegated to the Pre-synodal Meeting in the Spring of 2018
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops published the names of two young adults who were delegates to the pre-synodal meeting that took place this past March 19 – 24; namely, Emilie Callan and Jason Genaille-Dustyhorn, both 21. This meeting focussed on the theme of young people of faith and vocational discernment and brought together 300 delegates from all over the world, said the Catholic Register.
We point out that Jacob Jason Genaille-Dustyhorn is a native Cree of Saskatchewan, who is on side with the efforts towards reconciliation with indigenous peoples that the Society of Jesus has undertaken in the past several years.
Born of a Christian mother, Mr. Genaille-Dustyhorn does not see himself first as a Catholic, but rather is guided by Cree spirituality. His presence at the pre-synodal meeting is in step with the Pope’s desire to bring together Catholics and non-Catholics, believers and non-believers to reflect together, Grandin Media reports.
This theme of young people is also highlighted in the latest bulletin of Canadian Jesuits International.
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December 13, 2018 — The most recent issue of the magazine Canadian Jesuits invites us to go to the frontiers. Mentioned both in the title and in the biblical meditation by Fr. Bernard Carrière, SJ, this theme is explored in various ways in this edition of the magazine.
December 13, 2018 — During his visits and his apostolic trips around the world, Pope Francis always takes time to meet up with his Jesuit companions. These fraternal gatherings have often led to informal discussions that are exceedingly rich between the pope and his Jesuit companions.
December 7, 2018 — Our companion, Father Mario Serrano, SJ, from the Dominican Republic, coordinator of the social apostolate of the Jesuit Province of the Antilles, has been in Canada for a few months primarily to learn French, while collaborating with the team of the Centre justice et foi and of the Province.
December 3, 2018 — This simulation exercise allows participants to experience what a refugee goes through when he must flee his country. Obviously, it is impossible to really know what a refugee experiences until we actually become one.