Sunday, July 31, 2011

Jesuits in English Canada Congress - Celebrating Ignatius Loyola

Today, Jesuits around the world celebrate the Solemnity of the founder of the Society of Jesus.  I will be joining members of the Jesuits in English Canada Province at the Martyrs Shrine, Midland, for the feast day.

Relatives and friends will join with me and fellow jubilarians to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of our entry into the Order.  Photos of that will be available later in the week.

In the meantime, here are some photos from the Congress held for the past few days (I was absent for the funeral of Bishop Marchand but took part in several of the events, including Mass presided by our Father General Adolfo Nicolas on Thursday). 

In addition to the members of the Province, nine members of the Province of French Canada and Haiti were in attendance, as were numerous men and women who collaborate with Jesuits in ministries across Canada.  

A "donne" with my classmate, Fr. Frank Obrigewitsch

A "blackrobe" explains to Jesuits and their collaborators
the chapel of Saint Joseph at Sainte Marie

With my novice master, Fr. Leonard Fischer, still going strong in his 90's

Father General with some Canadian Jesuits

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“Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in a love in a quite absolute, final way.

What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything.

It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.

Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.”

--Pedro Arrupe (1907-1991), Jesuit Superior General (1965-1983)

1 comment:

  1. Félicitations, Monseigneur, pour vos 50 ans de vie dans la Compagnie de Jésus!
    Merci de nous avoir partagé la belle pensée du Père Arrupe: une "perle" de grande inspiration et de belle simplicité pour notre vie de baptisés!