Jesuit Priest James Profit

We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now;  . . .  For in hope we were saved.  Now hope that is seen is not hope.   For who hopes for what is seen?  But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.“ (Rom. 8:22-25)

…a blog about Jesuit Priest, James Profit S.J., as he undergoes treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer.

He is the Executive Director of “The Ignatius Jesuit Centre” in Guelph, Canada. The Centre, a ministry of the Jesuits, encompasses such as: a Retreat House, an Ecology Project, Ignatius Farm Community Shared Agriculture, an organic farm, and a Plant an Old Growth Forest project.

Previously, he has served in Jamaica and in the First Nations at Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island.

He is originally from Prince Edward Island. Before entering the Jesuits, he earned his degree in agriculture, specializing in horticulture from the University of Guelph.

He is a passionate ecologist.

He was diagnosed with the cancer in late August of 2011. He shared the news with us – the Jesuit Community and the Ignatius Jesuit Centre family – on  September 01, 2011.

These postings, part of his spiritual diary as he struggles with cancer….

(by the blogmeister [his Secundi])



2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Bill and Beulah said:

    Hi James, Just received your Blog address and read your postings. We want to let you know we are keeping you in prayer and good thoughts especially saying” Lay your hands gently upon him”, as often as we think of you. Fall is a great time for taking the opportunity to reflect on what surrounds us in God’s creation.
    The woods behind our house is now devoid of leaves, but we can see more clearly the other trees in their glory. Just looked out our window and see an eagle flying above, Graydon Nicholas once told us when we see an eagle goodness will abound, that is our wish for you. Take care, Bill and Beulah

  2. Bonnie profit said:

    James you have gone through so much. I have indured so many kinds of challenges over the years but I don’t know or can’t imagine the many emotions you must be dealing with. But I do know my faith , family , and friends being by my side in person and in spirit caring about me has made me stronger. You are an amazing person born to an amazing family. Always kind to others door always opened. I love you all. I pray you find the answers that keep you strong and in God’s peace. God bless you are an inspiration of strength.

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