A Wine and Cheese Overflowing with Greco-Latin Culture in Montreal
November 1, 2018 — On October 23 the Jesuits held their second "Wine and Cheese" event in the Main Chapel of Collège Brébeuf. It was a celebration that was both joyful and informative, with Mr. François-J Coutu as Honorary President. Some 200 guests were able to sample five wines and an ice cider from Quebec and Canada presented by Mrs. Marie-Michèle Grenier, while they savoured the excellent cuisine of Chef Danny St-Pierre. Passionate about Greco-Latin culture, our Master of Ceremonies Mr. Richard Coutu kept the tone festive during the evening. In addition, -- and much appreciated -- Fr. Erik Oland sang "Simple Gifts", a Shaker folk song, and spoke to us briefly about important elements of the mission of the Jesuits in Canada.
Three videos were shown: one on the Canoe Pilgrimage organized by Jesuits in formation in collaboration with indigenous groups in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the second on the Manresa Centre of Spirituality in Quebec, and the third on Mer et Monde, an organization of international solidarity and social analysis.
With very sincere gratitude to those who attended, and in particular to the volunteers (from Mer et Monde, from the Lac Simon Camp, and the Jesuits in formation) we invite you to participate in the next edition of this wonderful celebration which will be held at the Gesù, probably on October 22, 2019, beginning at 6:00 PM.
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May 27, 2020 — On Wednesday, 22 April 2020, Erik Oland, Provincial of the Jesuits of Canada, received notice that an outbreak of COVID-19 had been declared at our infirmary in Pickering, Ontario. By Monday, 27 April, five Jesuits had arrived to provide personal care and custodial support.
May 25, 2020 — What was Fr. Nicolás' impact on Canadian Jesuits and the Jesuit Province of Canada? What contributions did he offer to Jesuits around the world? We present here the testimonies of four Jesuits from Canada and an international one.
May 25, 2020 – In two of the more memorable and elegantly simple ceremonies in recent history, Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall, ordained 5 deacons and Kevin Kelly, SJ (CAN), to the priesthood.
Father Mike Murray died on 18 May, 2020 at the Ajax Pickering Hospital. He was in his 83rd year and had been a Jesuit for 63 years. He served as the first director of Anishinabe Spiritual Centre. In 2010, was appointed as President of Loyola High School in Montreal.
Father Charlie Sitter died peacefully on May 9 at René Goupil House in Pickering, ON. He was in his 94th years and was a Jesuit for 75 years. He had a passion for books and art and thus, he would serve his various communities as house librarian and artistic decorator.
FX Johnson died on 3 May at René Goupil House, Pickering. He was 93 years old and in his 68th year as a Jesuit. In 1969, he began his long career as a parish priest, hospital chaplain, and pastoral worker and spent a lot of his Jesuit life on the move from one pastoral assignment to another.
Fr. Norm Dodge died peacefully in the Lord, surrounded by fellow Jesuits, on May 2 at Rene Goupil House, Pickering. He was 92 years old and was a Jesuit for 67 years. He was well suited to pastoral care ministry, always with a cheerful disposition, patient and a good listener.