Len Altilia, SJ

Fr. Leonard Altilia, S.J. is the President of St. Paul's High School, Winnipeg, and the Assistant to the Provincial for Secondary and Pre-secondary Education.


18 posts

    When "The End of an Era" was posted on June 6, three paragraphs were accidentally left out. We apologize and ask that you re-read the complete post today...

    " . . . every human being is created in the image and likeness of the Creator.  Honouring this divine image in the very being of every person is the foundation of genuine social justice. "...

     "Canada 150 & Me" is igNation's celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. Read what our contributors have to say about being Canadian and what it means to them.  In today's post we look at the influence of family....

    Things are developing in the Jesuit world that are having a significant impact on the way education happens in the vast array of Jesuit school around the globe and, from my personal perspective, in North America and more specifically in Canada....

    The measure of success of any school can only be the quality of the students that it turns out. Mission and Vision statements, mottos, etc., have to be validated by the outcomes of the school's educational project. So if there is a claim of academic excellence, then the students' academic performance at the end of their time in the school and in subsequent levels of education has to prove the claim. Similarly with any other stated goal or claim. Where's the proof?...

    For over 400 years, Jesuits and their colleagues have had a presence in Canada. Today they work coast to coast - from Vancouver to St.John's. In this series igNation invites you to join us as we travel across Canada stopping at cities where there are Jesuit apostolates to read personal reflections about the city and the work being done there. Today we stop in Winnipeg, Manitoba....

    In May 2014, igNation launched a series exploring the Jesuit identity as it is expressed in works of fiction: "Keyword: Jesuit, Genre: Fiction". This was followed by the series "Keyword: Jesuit, Genre: Biography". In these two series we hear what others think about what it means to be a Jesuit – in fiction and in biography. This new series – "Keyword: Jesuit, Genre: Autobiography" – will explore what it means to be a Jesuit today – as told in their own words by Canadian Jesuits. The articles – written for igNation –are as different in expression and format as the men who wrote them. Today's posting is by Len Altilia, SJ...

    It's been six months since I arrived in Winnipeg and assumed the position of President at St. Paul's High School. To say the least it's been an eventful six months, full of 'firsts' and lots of learning. That will only accelerate in the second term....

    One year ago today - February 13, 2013 - igNation posted it's first articles - one in each of our four categories - Our Culture, Our Daily Lives, Our Seasons, Our Spirituality. In honor of this first anniversary, we repost these first four articles. Please enjoy!...

    As I write this, I am sitting in the President's Office of St. Paul's High School in Winnipeg, MB, at the very imposing presidential desk. I've been in the office for about a week, trying to get a handle on the dimensions of my new job, attending to the practicalities of establishing myself in a new setting, and meeting as many of my new co-workers (faculty, staff, board members, etc.) as I can before school officially starts after Labour Day....

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