Father Gilles Morissette died in the evening of May 12, 2019, at the infirmary of Richelieu. He was in his 80th year and in religious life for 56 years. He devoted much of his time to spiritually accompanying people "who have been placed on his way".
May 16, 2019 — The magazines Relations and Au cœur du monde have just launched their new editions. These have us travlling to various places leading us to view the world in a critical and contemplative manner.
May 16, 2019 — From May 1 to 3, dozens of Directors of Apostolates gathered at the Villa St. Martin retreat centre in Montreal. They began to reflect about that very same question: how to start appropriating the UAP in our local Canadian contexts.
May 16, 2019 — The Jesuit Curia in Rome has just published a set of resources entitled: “Praying with the Preferences”, which provides seven documents to enable the reader not only to pray but to enter more deeply into the journey of renewal and conversion offered by the UAP.
May 9, 2019 — Last April 25 in Toronto, Canadian Jesuits International welcomed 85 high school students (from Notre Dame, Monsignor Fraser, Monsignor Percy Johnson and St. Mary’s) as well as Camp Ekon’s personnel to Bridging Borders.
May 2, 2019 — Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, in Toronto, recently launched its new website. “Welcome,” states the home page, “we’re glad you found us.” Their leadership team explains the reason for this person-centred digital approach.
May 2, 2019 — In a statement released on April 23, Rev. Fr. Dexter Gray, SJ, Sri Lanka’s Jesuit provincial, expressed his sorrow and denounced the "cowardly" Easter bombings, which killed over 350 people and injured many others.
May 2, 2019 — Last week, Jesuits, benefactors, and friends gathered to honour Golden Jesuit Jubilarians Fr. David Creamer, SJ and Fr. Ovey Mohammed, SJ at the 13th Annual Jesuit Provincial's Dinner in Toronto.
April 26, 2019 — Jeffrey Burwell, SJ reflects on his time this past Easter with a First Nation in Lac Brochet, Manitoba. His experiences of the Triduum in the far north reveal with clarity that the liturgies of Easter reflect a truth about God’s people.
April 25, 2019 — An International Conference on Integral Ecology was held at Georgetown University last March, in preparation for the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region, scheduled for October 2019.
April 17, 2019 — On April 22, 2019, we celebrated two events: Easter Monday and Earth Day. “Today, the waves of personal and planetary destruction roll back to sources of hope,” states Erik Oland, Provincial of the Jesuit Province of Canada, in a new letter.
April 18, 2019 — How can old Jesuit manuscripts written in indigenous languages have become such a hot topic? Because they fit perfectly into one of the four Jesuit Universal Apostolic Preferences and into UNESCO’s theme for 2019.
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.