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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June 13, 2019 — In The Pope Video for June 2019, Pope Francis speaks to all Catholics, inviting them to look around and observe with an open heart each of the priests in their communities. Holiness always attracts less attention than sin and scandal.
June 13, 2019 — Last May 31 to June 2, 50 young professionals took part in an Ignatian retreat at the Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre. These young people, between the ages of 19 and 39, came from all walks of life.
June 9, 2019 — Fr. Philip Shano, SJ dealt before with the Holy Spirit’s gifts of piety, wisdom, knowledge and courage. He is dealing this year with fear of the Lord. This is the gift that helps us to be aware of the glory and majesty of God.
June 8, 2019 — Indeed with our dwindling numbers, we religious cannot afford to be competitive, like Jesuits and Dominicans of old. We need to know one another and work together, to be the body of Christ together as men and women, to learn how to perceive the Spirit at work in others as in ourselves.