Feb
14
2017

Regret

Posted by Jason Vaz, SJ in Our Culture

Today's Poetry Tuesday reflects on childhood and breakage.

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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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Jan
10
2017

Black Cat

Posted by Jason Vaz, SJ in Our Culture

Today's Poetry Tuesdays looks at that mysterious and alluring black cat we've all encountered.

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Dec
31
2016

Punchu: A Short Story

Posted by Jason Vaz, SJ in Our Culture

The story of a man named Punchu wherein we learn why he died but not why he had to.

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Oct
18
2016

To The Drummer

Posted by Jason Vaz, SJ in Our Culture

In today's Poetry Tuesday, Jason Vaz, SJ shares his reaction to an ancient ritual.

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Aug
2
2016

The Ghosts of Lebret - 11 June 2016

Posted by Jason Vaz, SJ in Our Culture

Accompanied by Noel Starblanket, one of the survivors, Jason Vaz visited the site of the residential school in Lebret. Noel gave a disturbing account of some of his experiences there and then led a prayer for the restless spirits of children who did not survive.  môsom is the Cree word for "grandfather" and refers to Noel. 

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Dec
13
2015

Advent Reflection on Luke 2: 1-7

Posted by Jason Vaz, SJ in Our Seasons

Jason Vaz, Sj writes of the 90 mile trip hat Mary and Joseph made from Nazareth to Bethlehem and how Advent can be a time when we journey with them.

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Nov
10
2015

Fall Leaves

Posted by Jason Vaz, SJ in Our Culture

Once again, the leaves have changed colour and fallen. Jason Vaz, SJ sees a link between the fall of leaves and the play of children.

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Nov
3
2015

The Famine Feast

Posted by Jason Vaz, SJ in Our Culture

Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist. After viewing some of Salgado's photos of the 1984 Sahel drought in Africa, Jason Vaz, SJ wrote today's poem. Some of the photos are posted following the poem.

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Sep
11
2015

Reviewing Approaches to Social Media

Posted by Jason Vaz, SJ in Our Daily Lives

"About three hundred Jesuit men in formation from the United States of America, Canada and Haiti gathered at California's Loyola Marymount University for five days to discuss the Jesuit Global Mission in a Digital Age. Under that succinct title, the conference featured talks by experts like America Magazine's Matt Malone, SJ, the Vatican's assistant spokesperson, Tom Rosica, OSB, and the former international director for the Jesuit Refugee Service, Peter Balleis, SJ."

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