Friday, December 21, 2012

Jesuits return

Novices volunteer at L'Arche
Jesuit seminarians Marcos Gonzales (second from left) and Carlos Aubain
(second from right) pose with L’Arche volunteer Evelyne Pineau (left), and
Christina Bruce (centre), Patrick Byron (right), and Arthur Hutchinson (foreground)
at L’Arche’smain office in Burnaby Dec.12. Photo by Nathan Rumohr / The B.C. Catholic.
The B.C. Catholic has a story about two Jesuit novices and their recent volunteering experience at L'Arche, an international non-profit organization that houses and provides programs for people with developmental disabilities:
Like the Jesuits of old, two novices recently set out from California on missionary work, coming to Burnaby to help out at L’Arche.

“In many ways it’s like early Jesuits St. John Brebeuf and St. Isaac Jogues, who came and established relationships,” Marcos Gonzales said. “It is exciting to think of reconnecting here, and when we go back we will share the excitement with the other novices.”

It’s been almost 20 years since Jesuit novices from the order’s California province, based in Calver City, Calif., have been assigned to volunteer here.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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