Gonzaga Middle School will see its first graduating class
November 9, 2018 — The provincials main task is to visit every Jesuit in the country at least once a year along with most of our apostolates or works. I spent the past week in Winnipeg where I visited the Jesuit community and most of the Jesuit inspired works here. The newest work is Gonzaga Middle School, a school in the Nativity School tradition thatprovides an enhanced, holistic, co-educational, culturally sensitive middle school (grades 6-8) education for low-income families; in this case mainly First Nations. Gonzaga is in its third year of operation and thus is preparing for its first graduating class! There is a lot of excitement surrounding this upcoming watershed moment.
As well, the school is mourning the loss of one of its students Nicole, a grade 7 student, who died in a tragic house fire along with another family member two weeks ago. I assured Tom Lussier that I and the province would pray for Nicole and her family. May God give her repose and consolation to her family.
The artwork below is a prizewinning entry by GonzagaGrade 7 students for the 2018 National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation’s “Imagine a Canada –through the Lens of Reconciliation” art and leadership program.
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April 17, 2019 — This coming April 22, 2019, we will be celebrating two different events: Easter Monday and Earth Day. “Today the waves of destruction, personal and planetary, revert to springs of hope," writes Fr. Erik Oland, Superior of the Jesuits in Canada in a new letter to the Province.
April 11, 2019 — René Goupil is one of two such residences in the Province that provides a caring and supportive environment for elderly Jesuits. They may be active in the field no longer but the depth of life experience they bring to the mission of 'praying for the Society' can only enhance the quality of their prayer.