The Canadian Raptor Conservancy (CRC), from somewhere in Ontario, has captured the imagination of a nation fed up with the usual bird brains by sponsoring a write-in contest to determine a bird of a different feather, a National Bird, and then taking the results to Ottawa.
"As novices, we often get to encounter God in new ways through the experiences as we strive to grow into our newfound Jesuit identity. " Novice Oliver Capko shares one such experience.
". . . 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."
"The Ontario legislature disenfranchised me and many citizens in late October 2017. We stand against the large number of abortions in our province. Society should provide viable alternatives to assist women (and men) distressed by unexpected pregnancies. Instead, the “bubble zone” law hides the prob
"These last two journey letters were written in Manitoba as the Philosopher Jesuit began a new phase of his Jesuit formation; he becomes a Regent, Mr. Obrigewitsch, S.J"
"Traditionally, philosophers have focussed on the rational aspects of being human; but two centuries ago, Charles Darwin taught us to think of ourselves as animals who evolved over millions of years to become who we are today. He is, of course, quite right about this."
"This is a fragment of the last letter from The Mount. Only the last page survived. Given the time references within it, the letter was written about June 9th. The first paragraph continues the note of ‘saying goodbye sadness’ sounded in Craig Boly’s addition to the May 9th letter."
"The April 2nd letter describes his last Easter at the Mount with references to chocolate, the Easter Vigil new fire and the death of two Jesuits of the community. Despite the vast amount of time given to the play, Shakespeare’s Henry IV part I, there is only one brief paragraph about it. The letter
"the philosopher is beginning to tire of ‘studies’. But there is excitement for the completion of the new swimming pool and the joy of the visit of Father Farrell, someone from home. His 24th birthday slips by and Easter, and he is beginning to look forward to graduation, and to the priesthood with
"The January 2nd letter begins relating the busy Christmas singing schedule bringing joy to many in city community! It also describes his last Christmas at the Mount. ‘Fun’ seems the operative word to describe it. Curiously, the January 26th letter concludes with reflections on ‘eating’ and a reques
"The November 10 letter begins on a sombre note responding to the death of the philosopher’s uncle who served in WWII and to the news that his mother is in hospital which he learned after the fact! "
Throughout November, Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) has been raising awareness and funds for livelihood support through its Giving Tuesday campaign calleTell Ten. Today igNation posts the fifth and last in a series of blogs about what livelihood support means to CJI and to people in the Global
"Every November for the past twenty years, Jesuit educated students from high schools and universities across Canada, the United States, and Mexico gather, originally held in Columbus, Georgia, but now, in Washington, DC for a teach-in for justice."
"The first letter describes adventures in skiing, sailing, and ‘flotila’ing. The second letter gives a sense of the numbers in the Jesuit community at the Mount, 140 scholastic philosophers alone, not counting the priests and brothers. The September 15 letter records an important shift at the Mount
"Throughout November, Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) is raising awareness and funds for livelihood support through its Giving Tuesday campaign called Tell Ten. Today igNation posts the fourth in a series of blogs about what livelihood support means to CJI and to people in the Global South."
"The first two letters focus on the philosopher’s father because of Father’s Day and of a concern about his health. The third letter, after reflecting about things ‘at home’, tells of his experiences at Omak, ending with a happy ‘p.s’ about the news of his parent’s impending visit."
"Throughout November, Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) is raising awareness and funds for livelihood support through its Giving Tuesday campaign called Tell Ten. Today igNation posts the third in a series of blogs about what livelihood support means to CJI and to people in the Global South."