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.
Father Julien Naud died in the infirmary of Richelieu, in the evening of April 8, 2019, at the age of 90. Julien always showed great availability to the requests addressed to him. He was a discreet being, of great kindness, always ready to help those who turned to him.
April 4, 2019 — Our world has never had such a need for peacemakers and also for builders of bridges of brotherhood, to repeat Pope Francis' beautiful words; even more so in the aftermath of the terrible attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Father Francis Micallef died on April 2, 2019 at 7:15am. He was in his 88th year and was a Jesuit for 68 years. He was zealously involved in many of the parish activities and tried to be available to all, no matter what the occasion.
April 3, 2019 — Call 58 asks the Pope to come to Canada and apologize “…to Survivors, their families, and communities for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical and sexual abuse of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children in Catholic-run residential schools.”
March 29, 2019 — As promised at the time of being elected, François Legault's government has just introduced a bill on the secular nature of the state, which essentially prohibits the wearing of religious symbols by state agents in a position of authority.
March 29, 2019 — In its most recent issue, the newsletter Open Space of the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice invites us to develop new forms of solidarity with the help of a very old idea, straight out of the Middle Ages: that of the commons.
March 29, 2019 — On March 27, during an open house, this centre, which is the guardian of the collective memory of Canadian Jesuits, allowed us to discover more than 700 years of Canadian history in a state-of-the-art environment.
March 21, 2019 — In its most recent issue, the jesuit magazine Relations (french) focuses on alternatives to punitive and coercive justice. It also gives a prominent place to Indigenous peoples’ legal traditions.