Gonzaga Middle School will see its first graduating class
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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 that provides 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.  

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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 Gonzaga Grade 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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November 9, 2018 — On November 14th and 19th, the magazine Relations will hold two evenings of reflection on ways out of the extractionist model, the first in Québec City (Frédéric-Back Culture and Environment Centre), and the second in Montréal (Maison Bellarmin).

November 7, 2018 — Historians and curators from China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, USA and Canada met in Midland, Ontario on October 18 to 21, 2018 for an invitational symposium titled "Life & Death in the Missions of New France and East Asia: Narratives of Faith & Martyrdom".

November 1, 2018 — On October 23 the Jesuits held their second "Wine and Cheese" event in the Main Chapel of Collège Brébeuf.

November 1, 2018 — This year marked the 6th Annual Scotch Nosing and Dinner fundraiser the Jesuits in Canada hosted at Toronto’s Albany Club on October 24.

November 1, 2018 — On October 19-20, Father Peter Bisson, SJ attended a meeting with the Guadalupe Circle and he experienced some of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God.

November 1, 2018 — On October 25, in the context of the Convention of the Catholic and Ecumenical Media Association, our collaborator Frédéric Barriault won a prize for excellence awarded by this association for his article on remembering the struggles.

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