This summer five students from St. Paul’s - the Jesuit high school in Winnipeg - spent five days participating in the Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage which travelled from Midland, Ontario to Montreal, Today and next week, igNation is pleased to post the reflections of these students on their pilgrimage...

"During our canoe pilgrimage from Midland to Montreal, I had a lot of time to think! . . ..  More importantly however, I had the time also to “feel.”  Namely I could feel when everyone was together, paddling in unison, and when something in the boat would be off."....

"In the 1960's the English Province of the Society of Jesus in Canada sent young Jesuits to Jesuit Universities in the United States to receive their training in philosophy and to acquire (usually) their first academic degree (usually a B.A.). I was sent to Mount St. Michael, a Jesuit house focused entirely on the study of philosophy. It was part of Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington."...

"The present situation invites us to return to the foundation of our common humanity and to the essential links of solidarity that create societal ties."...

Johnston Smith writes about something we have all worried about from time to time....

Writing is rewarding but it also has its hazards, at least for those who write for publication  Perhaps the most discouraging pitfall is the expected response from your audience that never comes....

'Each May in the Montreal novitiate, the first year novices go out the door with $75 dollars, a one-way bus ticket and lots of prayers." This is the second of a two part post on such a pilgrimage....

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