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 January  2014 
From General Council we pray blessings into this New Year for you and your community as you discern your delegate to the 8th National Assembly, in New Brunswick, May 30 - June 1.


National Secretary Nominations! General Council is asking at this time for immediate nominations for National Secretary to replace Sharon Baker who must leave this post April 2014. Follow this link to the description of this ministry serving our national organization.

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World CLC Day 2014

This past year has been a rich and gifted one as we have celebrated 450 years of Ignatian lay communities around the world! To conclude this jubilee year, we invite the whole world community to join in solidarity and appropriate celebration of joy and gratitude on World CLC Day.

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Prayer for Detachment



I beg of you, my Lord,
to remove anything which separates
me from you, and you from me.


Remove anything that makes me 

unworthy of your sight, your control, your reprehension; of your speech and conversation, of your benevolence and love.


Cast from me every evil that stands in the way of my seeing you, hearing, tasting, savoring, and touching you;
fearing and being mindful of you;
knowing, trusting, loving, and possessing you; being conscious of your presence


and, as far as may be, enjoying you.
This is what I ask for myself
and earnestly desire from you. Amen.


-Blessed Peter Faber, SJ
From Hearts on Fire: Praying with     

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CLC Oramus,
Prairies Region

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The Kaleidoscope was the image chosen by the World Assembly Team to represent CLC Canada's past five year journey. Can you see the Spiritual transformation?





As members of Christian Life Community (CLC), we enjoy a long history of collaboration with the Society of Jesus.   Inspired and guided by Ignatian Spirituality, we desire to be companions of Jesus in this world. 


Lay persons and the Jesuits first worked together in Canada at Sainte-Marie-among-the

Hurons.  The mission was founded in 1639 by French Jesuits, Frs Jerome Lalemand and Jean de Brebeuf close to where Midland, Ontario is now located   



Father James Profit, S.J. died on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island after a struggle with cancer. He was in his 58th year of life and 34th year of religious life. In 1999, Jim was missioned to Guelph, Ontario and the farmland there where he would spend the rest of his life. There he was very creative in the context of the Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice, always with a focus on ecological issues.  

He travelled to many parts of Canada and the world to lead Ignatian retreats with an Ecological focus, doing ground breaking work in the greening of the Spiritual Exercises. With others, he became a leader in a new consciousness that would articulate a fundamental responsibility of all persons and nations to respect and protect the earth. read more

CLC Canada
Mary Balfe, 
Dear members and friends of CLC
We are mourning the loss of Fr. Jim Profit, a profound and gentle shepherd who has forged a movement forward for recognition and embrace of a sacred earth. Jim was especially involved in initiating and building the Ecology Project programs and the Old Growth Forest Project on the property of the Ignatius Loyola Center.This very focus of his life led CLC Canada to invite him to discern a call to serve lay people in Canada and around the world as a National Ecclesial Assistant (NEA) through his embodiment of the issues of ecology.  CLC Canada will continue to financially support his initiatives particularly with acknowledgement of members from the east to the west coast who work at a national level serving for the greater glory of God. Jim's CLC community life among the lay was with Life Abundant , Central Region, whose members remained faithful to his companionship. In time we hope to hear ongoing memories shared from these few and much blessed members. With Jim's example we ask prayers for strength of leadership that will embrace to fruition God's own dream of a scared earth, in union with a CLC-CVX World Assembly priority, Lebanon August 2013. We thank you Jim for pointing the way.


Peace+ Mary for CLC Canada

Living Fully - Dying Naturally


The Gift was filmed in Kentville and Halifax, Nova Scotia during the summer of 2013 and released publicly on September 28, 2013. 

Dr. Catherine McNally and Dr. John Sumarah shared from their experience, offering a highly personal glimpse into some remarkable lives lived. 

Thank you for your vulnerability and your authenticity.  



"You're a value, simply because you are."-John Sumarah   


Spreading the Ignatian Fire

To the World ExCo, the World Secretariat and the National Communities of World CLC:
 After Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, we received many messages from you, offering words of comfort and encouragement, especially with the devastation experienced by our countrymen in several parts of the country. 
Local and foreign media were able to show the world the aftermath of storm surges on the live of ordinary people in Eastern Samar, Leyte, Cebu and Palawan. read more

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Building bridges to contribute to heal a broken world
The Ecojesuit Team
During the World Water Week 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden, Ecojesuit team members held interesting meetings with stakeholders from the field of environmental science and who are providing critical inputs in the responses and actions needed on contemporary global and local environmental and sustainability concerns. read more
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