One-Minute News: New Job Posting, Fight Against Sexual Exploitation, Regis College, the Pope in Romania and World Communications Day

Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) seeks a Communications Coordinator

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.

June's prayer intention by Pope Francis: The Priests' Way of Life

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.

Time to Register for Fall Courses at Regis College

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’ Pilgrimage to Romania

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.

The CATHII, a Partner in the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Montreal

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.

Pope Francis Celebrates World Communications Day

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.





Recent News

Brother Frechette died on 3 June in the palliative care unit at the Oshawa General Hospital. He was in his 87th year and had been a Jesuit for 63 years. From 1978 until a few weeks before his death he was devoted to the Jesuit school and parish in St. John’s, NL.

June 1, 2020 — Before our interview, I had beenwas told that Fr. Marc Rizzetto, SJ, was very funny, very deep, and also…very busy... Nothing I learned in the interview that I finally managed to have with him did anything to dispel these rumours.

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.

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