Our Daily Lives

Mar
22
2017

Finding Freedom Amidst Fear

Posted by Eric Immel, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"Daily, I pray these words: Take Lord, receive my liberty. Liberty – the state of being free, of doing what one pleases without facing oppression from authority. As an American, it strikes me as strange that I would pray to God to take and receive this liberty – the very thing that allows me to proclaim that I am free. " Reposted from The Jesuit Post.

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Mar
8
2017

Jesuit Education and A Young Politician

Posted by Aidan Prenovault in Our Daily Lives

Aidan Prenovault was appointed a Cabinet Minister during the 95th Session of the Youth Parliament of Manitoba, which ran from December 26-31, 2016. He relates this experience back to his Jesuit education.

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Mar
6
2017

Butterfly Thoughts

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Daily Lives

It's still all happening at the Winnipeg Assiniboine Park Zoo - since 1904.

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Feb
27
2017

Cancer: What Have I Learned?

Posted by Maria Kelsey in Our Daily Lives

"It is now a little over a year since I first discovered the lump that turned out to be breast cancer. For that reason and also because since Feb 5 was World Cancer Day and February is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought it would be a good time to try to answer this question."

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Feb
26
2017

Death of a Hermit - July 24, 2016

Posted by Doug McCarthy, SJ in Our Daily Lives

On July 24, 2016, in her 84th year, Elizabeth Buckley died peacefully at L'Arche Daybreak. In the 1960s, she joined the original L'Arche community in Trosly, France. Elizabeth went on to found L'Arche Inverness in Scotland and L'Arche Irenicon in Massachusetts She leaves a rich spiritual legacy to people in L'Arche around the world, and to countless others. This is Doug McCarthy's homily at Elizabeth's funeral

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Feb
24
2017

Pushing Forward for Peace

Posted by Carl Hetu in Our Daily Lives

"Pope Francis has called this the beginning of a world war fought "in pieces" around the world – fuelled by terrorism, unforeseen acts of violence, organized crime, abuses suffered by migrants and devastation of the environment. The world needs to wake up its leadership to this pressing need."

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Feb
23
2017

Another World is Necessary – Together it’s Possible: The World Social Forum in Montreal, August 2016

Posted by Anne-Marie Jackson in Our Daily Lives

"Thank God for the World Social Forum! It is an incredible gathering. A free space, people-centred, creative, a space full of energy and ideas and you feel that even up against the overwhelming challenges in our world, there is hope, there is possibility."

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Feb
22
2017

Learning a Language. Empathizing with Immigrants.

Posted by Lucas Sharma, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"Language immersion in Colombia raised many questions: from the mundane (is this fabric softener or laundry detergent?) to the philosophical (what does the subjunctive say about cultural differences) to the urgent (is this the right dosage of medicine???)." Reposted from The Jesuit Post.

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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
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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