Apr
18
2015

It Takes a Community: Cristo Rey & Carlos Belmont

Posted by Dan Dixon, SJ in Our Daily Lives

March 27th, 2015 was a typical Friday for Carlos Belmont. Dressed in a neatly pressed purple shirt and a black tie, he hustled across Harlem's Lexington Avenue, hoping to catch the 9AM 6-train. Manhattan bound." This article is reprinted with permission from The Jesuit Post (thejesuitpost.org) where it was posted on April 13, 2015.

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Apr
17
2015

St. Kateri Tekakwitha: She Who Feels Her Way

Posted by John McCarthy, SJ in Our Seasons

"Catholic saints are a weird lot. Through no obvious power of their own they do great things." Today is the Feast day of a Canadian Saint - Kateri Tekawitha. She is the first Native American woman to be canonized and is often called the Lilly of the Mohawks.

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Apr
16
2015

Getting to Know the Relations - (9)

Posted by Kevin Burns in Our Daily Lives

For more than 400 years, Jesuits working in Canada have written about their daily life and mission. Originally, their letters were published as The Jesuit Relations (Relations des jésuites). This blog, igNation, continues that tradition with a new series entitled: Getting to Know the Relations.

Using excerpts chosen from the first 200 hundred years of these documents, the series presents vignettes which speak to the timeless heart of Jesuit endeavour: the promotion of discernment in order to help people find God in all things. Today: Of the Residence in the Hamlet of Ossosane.

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Apr
15
2015

The Continuing Significance of Bernard Lonergan

Posted by Gerard Whelan, SJ in Our Daily Lives

In 2008, Pope Benedict's addresses to Jesuit audiences have strongly echoed the thinking of twentieth century Catholic philosopher Bernard Lonergan, suggests Gerald Whelan SJ. Who was this influential man, and why is his work so important and relevant to Jesuits today?This article was originally published in La Civilta Cattolica, 6th September 2008. It was reposted on Thinking Faith in November 2014. Bernard Lonergan SJ was born in December 2004.

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Apr
14
2015

Theotokos

Posted by John D. O’Brien, SJ in Our Culture

From time to time, over the next few months, as part of the "Our Culture" section, igNation will post poetry written by Jesuits. Poems from Gerard Manley Hopkins and St. Robert Southwell will appear as well as poems by contemporary Jesuits. Today's poem is by John D. O'Brien, SJ, a Jesuit scholastic studying theology at Regis College, Toronto.

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Apr
13
2015

Violence and Poverty in West Kingston

Posted by Raj Vijayakumar, NSJ in Our Daily Lives

"I came in with notions of how poverty "builds community" and how "people still came together despite having so little." But there is poverty... and then there is poverty. There is the poverty that one may see in movies, and then there is the poverty which grows from corruption; the poverty which is both caused by and leads to violence."

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Apr
10
2015

Asking the Holy Spirit for Light

Posted by Dom Bautista in Our Spirituality

"The dews at Richmond's Eastern Catholic Church parking lot that crested on the green blades of grass were still glistening. They were quite content to bask in the warm sun that embraced them on a Saturday morning last September 6 2014. Quietly. Little did they know that their somewhat unknown church was about to open its doors to the second Jesuit Alumni Group's retreat for the Ignatian community to celebrate in one faith, in one love and in one God."

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Apr
9
2015

Getting to Know the Relations - (8)

Posted by Kevin Burns in Our Daily Lives

For more than 400 years, Jesuits working in Canada have written about their daily life and mission. Originally, their letters were published as The Jesuit Relations (Relations des jésuites). This blog, igNation, continues that tradition with a new series entitled: Getting to Know the Relations.

Using excerpts chosen from the first 200 hundred years of these documents, the series presents vignettes which speak to the timeless heart of Jesuit endeavour: the promotion of discernment in order to help people find God in all things. Today: Language Learning with the Montagnais

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Apr
8
2015

Teacher, Student and Cura Personalis

Posted by Johnston Smith in Our Spirituality

" I see cura personalis as our attempt to imitate the intensely personal, specific, wild and oceanic love which God has for each human being, a love so unimaginably great that he joins himself eternally to us as one of us and so persisting that he continues in the Eucharist to give food to our body and spirit and to intoxicate us with his love, his cura personalis."

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Apr
7
2015

Fall and Rise

Posted by Greg Kennedy, SJ in Our Culture

This week's poem, by Greg Kennedy, SJ, is all about a little girl named Sophie and her encounter with heaven.

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