Feb
21
2017

Xavier on Sancian

Posted by Johnston Smith in Our Spirituality

Today's Poetry Tuesday imagines the last thoughts of St. Francis Xavier.as he lay dying.

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Feb
20
2017

Killing the Competition (in us)

Posted by Raj Vijayakumar, SJ in Our Daily Lives

Competition - something that is deeply rooted in almost everything we do today - has its uses.

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Feb
19
2017

Jesuits in Canada: Mission, Passion and Action

Posted by Jhonny Antonio Morales Galicia in Our Spirituality

A Venezuelan Jesuit, Jhonny Antonio Morales Galicio, came to Toronto to learn English. He writes about his time here.

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Feb
18
2017

What We Believe: Part 7 - The Apostles start a Church

Posted by Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

"In 1992, Pope John Paul II authorized a new Catechism of the Catholic Church, a 700 page comprehensive explanation of the teachings of the Church. Since then , a smaller version for youth was published. This series will try to explain various teachings of the Catechism in a simple way that hopefully will be easily understood ."

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Feb
17
2017

Divesting From Fossil Fuels: The Story of the Jesuits in English Canada

Posted by Anne-Marie Jackson in Our Daily Lives

The Jesuits in English Canada's " . . recent decision to divest from fossil fuels was a logical step after years of the growing cry of the Earth inextricably linked to the cry of the poor."

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Feb
16
2017

Border Time

Posted by Bill McCormick, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"The more I return to my childhood home, the more I think of it as a time rather than a place. I'm from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, on the U.S. border with Mexico. Like many border regions, it is a strange place. Not quite the United States, not quite Mexico -- it exists somewhere in between. And we like it that way."Reposted from The Jesuit Post.

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Feb
15
2017

Let Those with Eyes See . . .

Posted by John McCarthy, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"I love walking through the forest after a good windstorm. Trees snapped off, blown over, uprooted. All part of the dynamic, "ordered chaos" of a forest. Like every other living being, trees, if they live long enough - or rather grow tall enough, will eventually be killed by something. For tall trees, wind can be the great destroyer."

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Feb
14
2017

Regret

Posted by Jason Vaz, SJ in Our Culture

Today's Poetry Tuesday reflects on childhood and breakage.

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Feb
13
2017

Child Soldiers and The Little Ones of God

Posted by The Jesuit Communication Project in Our Spirituality

The Pope's intention for December is "that the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.."

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Feb
12
2017

What's In A Name?

Posted by Greg Kennedy, SJ in Our Spirituality

"The same missionary zeal that for centuries sent us out to the frontiers, a zeal for the propagation of the faith and the salvation of God's people, might today be telling us to settle down."

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