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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
10
2017

How Can I Respond to the Environmental Crisis?

Posted by John Perry, SJ in Our Daily Lives

An important point made by Pope Francis in Laudato Si is that each of us needs to become involved in the effort to take up the fight against environmental destruction. But does this personal effort make any difference?

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Feb
9
2017

The Journey: Letters Home, 1961 - 1963 Part 19

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Daily Lives

Today's post is the final one in a series written for igNation .Using excerpts from letters written to his parents between 1961 and 1963, Father Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ shares his experience of being a Jesuit novice and scholastic.

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Feb
8
2017

Broken, But Not Giving Up

Posted by Eric Immel, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"On July 16, 1991, I slipped on some wet grass during a water balloon fight. It was the day before my ninth birthday, a quarter-century ago." Reposted from The Jesuit Post.

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Feb
7
2017

Design

Posted by Jason Vaz, SJ in Our Daily Lives

In today's Poetry Tuesdays, we find images of a night lit lake.

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Feb
5
2017

Statement of Canadian and US Jesuits Condemning the Trump Administration's Ban re Refugees.

Posted by Admin in Our Daily Lives

A statement from the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the USA condemns Trump's executive order on refugees.

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Feb
3
2017

The Journey: Letters Home, 1961 - 1963 Part 18

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Daily Lives

In an ongoing new series for igNation, using excerpts from letters written to his parents between 1961 and 1963, Father Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ shares his experience of being a Jesuit novice and scholastic. Next week will be the final post in this series

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Feb
2
2017

Our Normal is Not Normal

Posted by Michael Rossmann, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"My friends are not normal. Yes, they are (in my obviously biased opinion) extraordinary people, but what I really mean is that they are not at all representative of humanity. The problem comes when I think that the issues we talk about are other people's primary concerns. They aren't." Reposted from The Jesuit Post.

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