"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."
"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.