Jul
31
2015

Ignatius Day - Five Images for Discerned Living

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

"Today is Ignatius Day, the anniversary of the death of Saint Ignatius of Loyola on July 31, 1556. Jesuits around the world celebrate Ignatius on this day. In honour of St. Ignatius, I thought I'd offer a few of my favourite images from Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises, all of which help us to be more discerning in daily life."

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Jul
30
2015

My (insert name of city here) is ..... (11)

Posted by Erik Oland, SJ in Our Daily Lives

For over 400 years, Jesuits and their colleagues have had a presence in Canada. Today they work coast to coast - from Vancouver to St.John's. In this series igNation invites you to join us as we travel across Canada stopping at cities where there are Jesuit apostolates to read personal reflections about the city and the work being done there. Today we visit Montreal, Quebec.

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Jul
29
2015

Taise, Paray-le-Monial, and Out-of-Order Papers.

Posted by Joseph Gavin, SJ in Our Daily Lives

Not having one's "papers" in order in France was seriously frowned on. Or at least, that was so years ago were one stopped by the police--not unusual if the individual was neither white nor "French-looking"--and immigration papers and visas were either lacking or out-of-date. The results could be chilling, to say the least. I have no idea what the situation in France is now, and no doubt the police have lightened up a bit. Yet certainly in 1970, they were very serious about such matters. Very serious indeed!

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Jul
28
2015

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Posted by Monty Williams, SJ in Our Culture

For today's poem on igNation's poetry Tuesdays, Monty Williams, SJ, speaks of our soul.

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Jul
27
2015

The Goldilocks Guide to Becoming a Free Thinker

Posted by Niall Leahy, SJ in Our Culture

Niall Leahy, SJ focuses on" two questions which might help us to find a secure footing on a shifting terrain: first, what conditions does the internet need to provide to facilitate fruitful exchanges? And secondly, how do we, as readers and authors, best make use of these proposed conditions?" This article is reprinted with permission from The Jesuit Post (thejesuitpost.org) on April 23, 2015.

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Jul
26
2015

Persecuted Christians

Posted by Bill Robins, SJ in Our Spirituality

My favorite persecution story takes me to St. Paul's first missionary journey (Acts 14, 19-20). He and Barnabas are in Lystra, now in Turkey, where they have met with initial success, but others object and stir the crowd into such frenzy that the people stone Paul. They think Paul is dead so drag him out of the city, probably out of fear of the Roman Soldiers. The Roman authorities wanted no trouble, and usually settled problems by crucifying trouble makers. Paul regains consciousness and then goes right back to the city to continue his preaching!

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Jul
25
2015

On The Road (4)

Posted by Andrea Carandang in Our Daily Lives

This is the fourth in a series written by Andrea Carandang, a student in the Concurrent Teaching Education Program at St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, spending the summer as a Jesuit Volunteer with Mother Teresa Middle School in Regina. In this posting Andrea talks about the end of the school year and dealing with home sickness.

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Jul
24
2015

Who is Mary?

Posted by Maria Kelsey in Our Spirituality

Maria Kelsey from St. John's asks "Who is Mary? "Mark almost seems to see her as an outsider in 3: 31-35. Matthew places her in the Messiah's genealogy, but in the nativity story, the main focus in on Joseph. Luke, on the other hand, portrays Mary as a woman of faith, beginning with the story of the Annunciation and ending with her being with the other disciples at Pentecost. John never actually names her, but John presents her as a faithful disciple, being present at the beginning of Jesus' ministry at Cana and at the end of his ministry at Calvary." But the question remains - who is Mary?

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Jul
23
2015

My (insert name of city here) is ..... (10)

Posted by Michael Rosinski, SJ in Our Daily Lives

For over 400 years, Jesuits and their colleagues have had a presence in Canada. Today they work coast to coast - from Vancouver to St.John's. In this series igNation invites you to join us as we travel across Canada stopping at cities where there are Jesuit apostolates to read personal reflections about the city and the work being done there. Today's stop is Ottawa, Canada's capital city.

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Jul
22
2015

Popes and The Press

Posted by Eric Jensen, SJ in Our Daily Lives

Of all the exotic places I might have done my final year of Jesuit formation (Tertianship), I was sent to Guelph right after I finished my theological studies. I arrived at the end of July, 1970, with Charlie Pottie, Peter LeBlanc, Len LeClaire, and a Slovak Jesuit. John English was the director of the program. It went till Christmas, and then we were missioned to various apostolates, I to Loyola High School in Montreal, to be Chaplain and to head the Religion Department. Gordon Rixon was one of the senior students who frequented the chaplain's office to bat the breeze.

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