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."
The Junior tries to bridge an age gap in the letter addressed to Mathew. Mathew, now almost11, was 8 years old when Frank left home. He gives an update on the prognosis regarding hisknee. The next letter gives the details of the osteogram and of the celebrations for BrotherHevey.
On his third Christmas away from home, the Junior's Christmas letter is a very brief reflection and expression of gratitude. The January 3rd letter presents a thorough description of the Junior's Christmas and one hopeful hint that in the summer of 1965 he might be enable him to visit home 'to play
Canadian Jesuits International shares a testimony from a teacher in South Sudan; his school provides daily nutritious meals, education safe water, medical and psychosocial support to children and youth whom have fled conflict and famine.
An injured knee, the Grey Cup, and The Pirates of Penzance are the focus of these letters,
For the "Canada 150 & Me" series, igNation asked writers what being Canadian means to them. Today's author writes a letter to those who will celebrate Canada 200!
The fall sees the Junior begin his second - and final -year as a Junior and covers not only the impact of Vatican II on liturgy but also the entrance into the novitiate of a neighbour from home.
Today is the official 150th birthday of Canada. What does it mean to be a Canadian?
For the "Canada 150 & Me" series, igNation asked writers what being Canadian means to them. Interacting "with different sectors of people around us" is important for everyone.
The summer is eventful with trips to Stratford, the entrance of the new novices, vow day and a summer course in French which includes a play and soiree!
June is a happening month - exams are done; the dentist work is done; movies are watched, some of the liturgical changes happening at Ignatius College as a consequence of Vatican II are discussed and the new villa in Oakville is described.
The April 6th letter is replete with items about spring and planting both at Guelph and inSaskatchewan. It also reflects his continued interest in what is happening at the home in thefamily and local communities. The May 16th letter reflects the joy of nearing the end of the school term and the plan
In this era of alternative facts" it's more important than ever really to listen to people whose views clash with our own. And we need to do this honestly, not like a debater attending to his opponent's arguments for the purpose of more effectively rebutting them."
For the "Canada 150 & Me" series, igNation asked writers what being Canadian means to them. Today why people say such nice things about Canada.
The Junior's vocation to be a Jesuit is clearly not just his own personal call, but it seems to belong also to all his family , aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents who support him with letters and cards.