Alpha Sigma Nu, short for Adelphote Skolastikon Nikephoron or “Company of Honour Students”, was founded in 1915 at Marquette University and has since expanded to other Jesuit institutions of higher learning. This “companionship” celebrates the Ignatian values of scholarship, loyalty and service. Just what do these values mean, and why celebrate them in a Jesuit school?
Scholarship, in the Ignatian context, is that faith seeking understanding whereby one humbly apprentices oneself to the knowledge and wisdom that discovers God in all things through a paradigm of experience, reflection and action.
Loyalty is the prophetic commitment that flows from this encounter with God, and which leads to transformation on the intellectual, moral, social and religious levels; it is often articulated in a growing fidelity to the practice of Ignatian discernment in a life oriented to God’s greater service and praise.
Regis students usually have quite a record of service in the Church and the community; in the context of ASN, service is particularly the “learned ministry” which characterizes Ignatian apostolic endeavours.
The Regis College Chapter was inaugurated in October 25, 2000, and has sought to celebrate these values by promoting student conversation in the “Ecclesia in…” lunches, as well as trying to find a way to respond to the call of student council to devise a forum for student exchange; this last project is ongoing. The Alpha Sigma Nu International Office also offers an entrance scholarship, open to all incoming Regis students and administered by the Dean.
Inquiries may be directed to:
1091 Anderson Lake Road
Espanola, ON P5E 1S4
Tel: (705) 869-4994
Camp Ekon is a youth leadership development program sponsored by the Canadian Jesuits in the Muskoka Lakes region of Ontario. The program is organized by the insights of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP), a teaching method known originally as the “ratio studiorum,” that aims at educating the whole person through skill and value development.
Please direct inquiries to:
Executive Director: John Sullivan, S.J.
Camp Director: Meg Doherty
Camp Ekon Winter Office
Jesuit Offices, 3rd Floor
43 Queen’s Park Cres. East
Toronto, ON M5S 2C3
Tel: (416) 778-1505
Fax: (416) 962-4501
A major center for the study of the Ignatian heritage, the Ignatius Jesuit Centre seeks to build upon its wealth of experience with the Spiritual Exercises and the process of direction through workshops, internships and practicum of varying lengths. Specialized programs are offered to instruct those interested in spiritual direction. Instrumental in the renewal of Ignatian spirituality since the Second Vatican Council, Loyola House is a renewal and training center for the personally directed retreats of women and men who seek personal growth in prayer and self-awareness. General inquiries should be addressed to:
Address: 5420 Hwy 6 N, Guelph ON N1H 6J2
Spiritual Transformation in Recovery Retreats is a collaboration of Canadian faith communities to support the expansion of spiritual retreats and programs for those recovering from homelessness and addiction across Canada. It was established in 2021 as an affiliate of the international Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) network, which was founded in 1998 in Chicago and operates in over 20 cities worldwide.GET INVOLVED!
The Lonergan Research Institute is dedicated to preserving, promoting, developing and implementing the work of Father Bernard J.F. Lonergan, S.J., a renowned theologian and philosopher, and a former professor of Regis College. This research facility set up to honour his memory and perpetuate his work consists of an archives which contains Lonergan’s legacy of personal papers to which will be added, as they are collected, letters and documents pertaining to his life and work.
The L.R.I. Library contains his published writings, tape recordings of his lectures, critical studies of his thought, graduate dissertations done in different parts of the world and various catalogues to facilitate the work of research. The Publications Office is primarily concerned with editing and publishing the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan and producing CDs containing talks given by Fr. Lonergan. The Institute, through Regis College, offers graduate seminars and colloquia for faculty, students and visiting scholars. General inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. Jonathan Bernier, Director
Lonergan Research Institute
100 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5
Tel: (416) 922-5474 x240
Established in January 2018, the Msgr. John Mary Fraser Centre for Practical Theology is a dedicated space to explore the relationship between theology and public life.
The Fraser Centre is a fully integrated part of Regis College, with its own rotating endowed chair, known as the Scarboro Missions Chair in Inter-Religious Dialogue. The current chair holder is Dr. John Dadosky.
Courses are offered to qualified students enrolled in programs within the various colleges of the Toronto School of Theology. Courses are intended to assist clergy, candidates for ministry and pastoral care workers to develop skills in the delivery of pastoral care. Conducted primarily within a hospital or correctional institution setting, these courses are supervised by persons certified by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care.
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This downtown Jesuit parish offers the faculty, staff and students of Regis College an opportunity to engage in and reflect upon such ministerial experiences as preaching, teaching, hospital visitation, ministry to Catholic Christians of many cultural and racial backgrounds, involvement in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.), healing ministries (e.g., for those living with HIV or AIDS), catechesis and sacramental preparation, liturgical preparation and presiding, etc. Courses and field placements may be negotiated in consultation with the Director of Field Education of the College, the Pastor and the parish staff.
Please direct inquiries to:
Pastor, John Sullivan, S.J.
Our Lady of Lourdes Church,
41 Earl Street,
Toronto, ON M4Y 1M4
Tel: (416) 924-6257
Canadian Jesuits International is an international development agency of the Jesuits of English Canada that supports poor and marginalized people in developing countries through the work of Jesuits and other partners. They also carry out education and advocacy in Canada on international social justice. Please direct inquiries to:
Canadian Institute of Jesuit Studies was founded by the Jesuits of the Upper Canada Province to help develop and promote awareness of the Canadian Jesuit heritage through scholarly research, teaching and publications. Please direct inquiries to:
The Director, Jacques Monet, S.J.
Canadian Institute of Jesuit Studies
43 Queen’s Park Crescent East
Toronto, ON M5S 2C3
Tel: (416) 962-4500
The Archives of the Jesuits in Canada offer a valuable collection of source materials for the history of the Roman Catholic Church and the Jesuit Order in Canada. These materials are available, by appointment, to all TST students. Please direct inquires to:
The Archives of the Jesuits in Canada
25 Jarry Street West
H2P 1S6 Canada
The Jesuit Forum continues much of the mission of its predecessor the Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice. As a forum it seeks to provide a trusting meeting place for small groups of people of good will with social responsibilities who are concerned with integrating social justice, faith and spirituality in their daily work lives and environment. The emphasis is on personal sharing experience rather than listening to presentations in order to discern or discover how the Spirit of God is working in them, in society, in the world, and what response that Spirit is asking of them – whether in politics, medicine, education, ecology, etc.
Please direct enquiries to:
70 St. Mary St
Toronto, ON M5S 1J3
Tel: (416) 927-7887
Fax: (416) 927-9097
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