"There is an acceptance that we need a winter holiday, especially here in Canada. Whether the holiday is legislated and has a title, we find a reason to celebrate, to take a pause and celebrate what is important to us in mid-winter."...

Today is igNation's 5th anniversary. Fr. Fred Power, SJ , whose work was a precursor of igNation, died some three months ago. It seems fitting to post the homily from his funeral Mass....

". . . my resolve is to remain in the light we share: living stories handed down over centuries. Such dedication may reinforce my practical efforts to finish my studies and share my own stories: moments of joy and mystery in high resolution."...

"In early July, 2007, an unexpected phone call brought a treasured gift to my life." So begins Joan Levy Earle's account of working with Fred Power, SJ. ...

"How do we maintain both traditional and contemporary values of the novitiate in this new setting? How do we mitigate the negative factors, and how do we discover and take advantage of unexpected opportunities hidden in this new setting?"...

"I was hoping we’d make it through last summer without a bunch of dead bears scattered across the landscape, but it was a faint hope."...

"A perfectly misguided lesson plan, ruined by the realities of students. Colten Biro, SJ, reflects on how his students’ stories made things real." Reposted with permission from The Jesuit Post....

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