Our Spirituality

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
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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Feb
11
2017

What We Believe: Part 6 - Error Free Forever

Posted by Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

Part 6 of What We Believe explains the differences between public and private revelations.

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Feb
4
2017

What We Believe: Part 5 - Made For All Time

Posted by Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

" Jesus Christ began His public life and the main work for which He came to earth as God and man right after His baptism by John the Baptist. His first concern was to attract followers who could be trained to carry on His mission when what He would do was completed on earth and He had returned to heaven."

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Feb
1
2017

Jesus Calls While Passing By

Posted by John D. O’Brien, SJ in Our Spirituality

A few years ago, Pope Francis was speaking to university students about the calling of Matthew (recounted in Matthew 9:9), and said, "If you have time, go see the picture that Caravaggio painted of this scene."

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Jan
28
2017

What We Believe: Part 4 - Not What We Do But Why We Do It

Posted by Father Benign, SJ in Our Spirituality

"Jesus spent 30 of those years in an obscure village in Palestine and lived , , , in an ordinary family doing carpentry work when He grew up. He spent only the last three years of His life . . . teaching, preaching, curing many sick people and finally dying on a cross as if He was a common criminal. How can we explain those 30 years of a hidden life while devoting only three years to what is known as the public life of Jesus?"

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Jan
23
2017

Would You Prefer to be Rich or Poor?

Posted by Raj Vijayakumar, NSJ in Our Spirituality

"What happens when the poor are lifted up and become powerful? Does this mean that they too will eventually be "put down?" Or, when the poor become rich? Will they too eventually be sent "away empty?"

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Jan
22
2017

What is Humility?

Posted by Eric Jensen, SJ in Our Spirituality

"The Gospel for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Luke 14:1, 7-14) speaks about giving a banquet. The Eucharist is our banquet, the sacred meal that foreshadows the great Messianic Banquet when all the nations will be gathered around Christ the Lord. This gospel passage seems to be about humility, which is why the first reading was chosen (Sirach 3:17-20, 28-29). But is it really about humility? "

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