Canadian Jesuits International is looking for a highly motivated individual to act as Communications Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in using their creative skills with a not-for-profit organization committed to social justice. For more information, click here.
In his prayer intention for the month of June 2019, Pope Francis calls us to pray that priests, "through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively, above all, to solidarity with those who are most poor." It has become the custom of Pope Francis to release a video message detailing his prayer intention for each month. Click here to watch it.
The registration period at Regis College is currently underway. Sometimes available in an online format, the programs and courses offered by this Jesuit theology school prepare men and women to serve as chaplains, professors, educators, parish assistants, spiritual guides, youth ministers, pastors, program coordinators and defenders of justice. For more information about them, click here. To know more about the admissions process, click here.
Pope Francis just completed a trip to Romania, a pilgrimage which, he said, was a “symbol of dialogue, unity and brotherhood.” Amongst other things, he recited the Our Father with the Patriarch of All Romania and asked forgiveness to the Roma communities for the discrimination they experienced over the course of history. The Pope also spent some time with his Jesuit colleagues. For more, click here.
Each year during the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Montreal, the Un trop grand prix (Too great a price) committee launches a campaign of prevention against sexual exploitation of young women. The Jesuits of Canada are part of CATHII, a partner in this campaign, in addition to writing regularly about human trafficking, such as here and here. For more information about Un trop grand prix (in French), click here.
Under the theme “We are members one of another (Eph 4,25). From network community to human communities,” the Pope celebrated World Communications Day. Among other ideas, he made a call to reflect more upon the personal and communal dimensions of communication:
From an anthropological standpoint, the metaphor of the network also recalls another significant figure: that of community. A community is made stronger if it is cohesive and united, inspired by feelings of trust and the pursuit of shared goals. The community as a support network requires mutual listening and dialogue, based upon the responsible use of language. For more, click here.