"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."
"Among the many significant anniversaries in this year of the Sesquicentennial of Canada’s Confederation, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Governor-General Georges-Phileas Vanier.
"The Philosopher is clearly not a stellar scholar, but he seems happy with the results to his academic efforts. In these letters he shows his serious attention to his main responsibility, academic, but also his pleasure in working and being in the community."
"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 second in a series of blogs about what livelihood support means to CJI and to people in the Global South."
"In early August, some 85 pilgrims stepped out of the chapel at Loyola House in Guelph and began trudging to the Martyrs´ Shrine in Midland, Ontario. Along the way, the painful pearls of the feet accumulated sizable spiritual riches for their hosts."
"Drama has been a continued interest to the Philosopher. His experience again in the costume department is one challenge reflected in the first and second letter. His studies are clearly his main concern as for any university student. The fourth letter reports on Easter activities and the anticipati
"Men and women released on parole from prison find themselves poor not only because they have lost many years of their lives while behind bars, but also because, at least at the beginning of their release from incarceration, they do not have the money they need."
"This one letter covers much territory and is presented as a diary chronicling events and the philosopher’s experiences from December 16th to January 1st."
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 igNation is pleased to post the second set of their reflections on their pilgrimage.
"The first three letters reflect some personal health issues in the transition to new altitude and environment but more of his concern about ‘operations’ and the health of his parents! "
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
"The concern about family is at the top of the first letter, both about their health (a continued concern, especially in the second letter), but also their livelihood on the farm."
Did 17th century Jesuit educators devise the forerunner of American Sign Language?
"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
Three events will be celebrated in Ottawa on September 26 - the 50th anniversary of Development and Peace (CCODP), the 70th anniversary of the Consecration of Canada to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.
On September 8, 2017. Fr. Bill Ryan, SJ passed away. Three years ago, Fr. Ryan wrote an article for igNation sharing his "exciting journey" on his 70th anniversary as a Jesuit. Today, igNation reposts Bill's "exciting journey".
During February to April of 2017, I helped out at Jesu Ashram: a hospital for the destitute in Matigara, Darjeeling. The hospital has three wards: leprosy, tuberculosis, and general. It is also a free training center for nurses, most of whom are tribal women. I worked in the leprosy ward . .
For the "Canada 150 & Me" series, igNation asked writers what being Canadian means to them.Today a Canadian reflects on his llife abroad and his vists back to Canada.
Of course indigenous people know their ancestors have been in Canada for over 10,000 years, and the French speaking Canadians have been here for more than 400 years. Yet the huge majority of us celebrated Canada's 150th birthday on July 1.
For the "Canada 150 & Me" series, igNation asked writers what being Canadian means to them.Today's post asks what if Canada were to suffer political unrest.
The Junior's final letter as a Junior, ends with a reaffirmation that he will be visiting home en route to Spokane,. His last written words have a touch of self satisfaction: “P.S. Thanks for the letter mum. I’ll answer it in person shortly.” "
"At the end of July, a flotilla of canoes left Sainte-Marie among the Hurons on Georgian Bay. The 850-kilometre, 25-day voyage terminated at Kahnawake on the outskirts of Montreal on August 15. The canoeists visited the Ottawa area from August 9–11. More than thirty Indigenous, Jesuit, English-, and
Standing in a place where you know hundreds of men from your own country fought and died in battle for a cause that wasn't even their own fills you with a pride unlike anything else. However, what made these moments even more special to me, were the actions of the townspeople who lived near the hist
?The Junior is proud of his academic achievements and presents a ‘report card’ in the June 5th letter. It is clear there is a need for a Jesuit Junior to be adaptable and available with the last minute change to be sent to Wickwemikong, and the slow revelation about the philosophy studies. In the le
"Despite having to ‘catch up’, the Junior does not seem ‘stressed out’ about the end of term papers and exams in the April 10 letter. He is glad to be getting ‘healthier and healthier’. Plans for another set of plays and getting ready for the gardens are central to the letter. Interest in the liturg
The February 23rd letter to Rosemary tries to be whimsical. He describes it as a 'nonsense' letter. He refers to his situation as 'this escapade'. What follows is his 'silly' but rather frankFebruary 28 letter."
For the "Canada 150 & Me" series, igNation asked writers what being Canadian means to them."Hopefully Canadians will give themselves a 150th birthday present when our government signs and ratifies the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), albeit four years late."