Jun
28
2017

The Journey Continues: THE JUNIORATE Letters home, 1963 - 65 - Part 8

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Daily Lives

The summer is eventful with trips to Stratford, the entrance of the new novices, vow day and a summer course in French which includes a play and soiree!

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Jun
27
2017

June Exams

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Culture

Today's poem is one of an ongoing series of poems and photos from Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ's book "Prairie Childhood Snapshots - 1943 - 1958."

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Jun
21
2017

The Journey Continues: THE JUNIORATE Letters home, 1963 - 65 - Part 7

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Daily Lives

June is a happening month - exams are done; the dentist work is done; movies are watched, some of the liturgical changes happening at Ignatius College as a consequence of Vatican II are discussed and the new villa in Oakville is described.

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Jun
14
2017

The Journey Continues: THE JUNIORATE Letters home, 1963 - 65 - Part 6

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"The April 6th letter is replete with items about spring and planting both at Guelph and in Saskatchewan. It also reflects his continued interest in what is happening at the home in the family and local communities. The May 16th letter reflects the joy of nearing the end of the school term and the plans and ordo for the summer months."

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Jun
13
2017

Ice House in Summer

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Culture

Today's poem is one of an ongoing series of poems and photos from Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ's book "Prairie Childhood Snapshots - 1943 - 1958."

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Jun
9
2017

Reconciliation

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Spirituality

"Reconciliation. It is an essential ingredient to being a child of God/brother of Jesus– forgiving and accepting forgiveness. To love allows us to be vulnerable to hurt but also open to healing."

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Jun
7
2017

The Journey Continues: THE JUNIORATE Letters home, 1963 - 65 - Part 5

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"The Junior's vocation to be a Jesuit is clearly not just his own personal call, but it seems to belong also to all his family , aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents who support him with letters and cards."

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Jun
5
2017

"Canada 150 & Me "- "This Land is My Land."

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"Canada 150 & Me" is igNation's celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. Read what our contributors have to say about being Canadian and what it means to them.  In today's post a family's journey from Russia to Saskatchewan.

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May
31
2017

The Journey Continues: THE JUNIORATE Letters home, 1963 - 65 - Part 4

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Daily Lives

These three letters have as their background the centre of the Junior's life: classes, term papers and particularly exams. Yet there is also attention to family matters, i.e., waiting for a baby to be born, the new house being built on the farm, promised family pictures, and birthdays!

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May
24
2017

The Journey Continues: THE JUNIORATE Letters home, 1963 - 65 - Part 3

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"The Junior is much more immersed in the 'world' in his current life. In the Novitiate there was little or no contact with current events. Two sad events are recorded in these letters."

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