Tomorrow is not only Canada Day but also the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the First Friday of July. Promotion of this devotion and the spirituality of the Morning Offering has been regularly entrusted by popes to the Society of Jesus. This is why I thought it good to link to the diocesan celebration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Jesuits in Canada (May 22, 2011) and my own 50th anniversary as a Jesuit with this feast at Notre Dame Cathedral tomorrow at 9AM.
The following are the papal prayer intentions for July 2011:
GENERAL •Those Suffering with AIDS. That Christians may ease the physical and spiritual sufferings of those who are sick with AIDS, especially in the poorest countries.
MISSION •Religious Missionary Women. That religious women in mission territories may be witnesses of the joy in the Gospel and living signs of the love of Christ.
Please join if you can in person or in spirit in thanksgiving for the blessings of our country Canada and for the good God has allowed Jesuits and me to do over the years.
|As a Jesuit novice, Guelph 1961|