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Life is a mission

Every man and woman is a mission; that is the reason for our life on this earth. To be attracted and to be sent are two movements that our hearts, especially when we are young, feel as interior forces of love; they hold out promise for our future and they give direction to our lives. More than anyone else, young people feel the power of life breaking in upon us and attracting us. To live out joyfully our responsibility for the world is a great challenge. I am well aware of lights and shadows of youth; when I think back to my youth and my family, I remember the strength of my hope for a better future. The fact that we are not in this world by our own choice makes us sense that there is an initiative that precedes us and makes us exist. Each one of us is called to reflect on this fact: “I am a mission on this Earth; that is the reason why I am here in this world” (Evangelii Gaudium, 273). Pope Francis
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When Fiction Becomes Reality

For a long period of time, the Quebec society lived isolated. However, the arrival of millions of immigrants is an invitation to openness, to mutually welcome the other, thus assuring the harmonious development of the society and benefiting all citizens. The Quebecers’ attitude toward immigrants is a question that has interested me for a long time. Coming from a rural area and a culturally homogeneous neighbourhood, I grew up with the impression that I lived very far. World geography taught me that there are other places besides my village, my region, my province, my country, my religion, my language. What a revelation! I am not at the centre stage of it all. Luckily!
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