Pilgrims’Progress: Journal Entries from a 60th Anniversary Pilgrimage – #1

On August 15, 2019, thirteen Canadian Jesuits will note their 60th Anniversary as members of the Society of Jesus.  Two members of this group – Charlie Pottie Pate, SJ and David Eley, SJ  – have chosen to make a special pilgrimage to mark the occasion.  They have graciously agreed to share their journal entries and photos with igNation which will post them once or twice a week.


Dear family members and friends,

To celebrate our 60th Anniversary in the Society of Jesus (August 15, 1959), David Eley sj and I are doing a pilgrimage to the Scandinavian countries to visit our Jesuit and Ignatian ministries there and their cultural settings – in Denmark,, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

We will finish with our annual retreat at a Trappist monastery northwest of London, England.  We will be en route from June 6 to July 4.

I will try to send a regular (if possible, daily)  review of our day.

Feel free to share this with other mutual friends who might be interested.  Please note my change of email address: cpottie@jesuits.org

And please pray for us.

Charles Pottie Pate, SJ, is the Prairie and Rockies regions Ecclesial Assistant for CLC. He resides at St. Mary's Cathedral Rectory, Calgary.

  • Margaret Manitowabi
    Posted at 11:21h, 02 August Reply

    I will keep you in my prayers and look forward to reading the pilgrimage journal

  • Margaret Tsang
    Posted at 20:42h, 02 August Reply

    Congratulations Fr. Charlie.
    I will remember you in my prayers & am interested in following your pilgrim journey.

  • Peggy Spencer
    Posted at 01:22h, 03 August Reply

    What a wonderful and blessed way to celebrate your 60th Anniversary. May God bless you both on your pilgrim journey. Yes, my prayers are with you also.

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