2019 Fall Newsletter

The Universal Apostolic Preferences: A vision for the future

By Xavier Jeyaraj SJ

The Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) are the result of a global process of discernment that lasted 16 months and involved the whole Society of Jesus, including Canadian Jesuits International (CJI). Confirmed by Pope Francis and promulgated by Father General Arturo Sosa SJ in February 2019, they are to serve as a guide for all Jesuits and Jesuit partners for the next 10 years…Continue reading →

A word from Jenny Cafiso, CJI Director

After an extensive consultation and discernment process involving Jesuits and lay people, the Society of Jesus has selected four Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) … Continue reading →

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What is the link between Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC) and the Society of Jesus’s Universal Apostolic Preference (UAP) “caring … Read more

Tremendous efforts toward fostering the new Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) of the Society of Jesus have been made by the … Read more

From its founding in 1971 by Br Robert Mittelholtz SJ, a Canadian missionary, Jesu Ashram has had one focus: caring … Read more

The promotion and practice of discernment have always been key apostolic principles of the Society of Jesus. In his first … Read more

“What is God calling us to today?” This was the central question delegates to the annual assembly of the Social … Read more

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Representatives of the Comparte network held their annual regional meeting in Mexico, from June 7 to 11, 2019. Comparte (meaning … Read more

Pieter Niemeyer speaking at a Co-op Mission

Mission Co-op

In July 2019, CJI participated in the Mission Co-op program of the Archdiocese of Toronto. At masses on July 13–14, … Read more

Cardinal Czerny!

CJI is delighted that Canadian Jesuit Fr Michael Czerny has been made a cardinal by Pope Francis. Fr Michael has … Read more

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JRS visitors

Fr Tom Smolich, International Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), was in Toronto for a series of meetings, July … Read more

Do you have a passion for social, economic and ecological justice? Then join Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) on a learning … Read more

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JUST Communities

JUST Communities is Canadian Jesuits International’s (CJI) Giving Tuesday campaign for 2019. It highlights the work of our community partners … Read more

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