On Saturday, September 7, 2013 Regis President Jack Costello, S.J. joined over 220 people to pray for peace in St. Joseph Chapel at Regis College. Following the liturgy, Dean Gordon Rixon, S.J. accompanied those attending in a brief candle light vigil near the statue of Jesus the Homeless.
Earlier in the day, Pope Francis was joined by over 100,000 pilgrims in St. Peter's Square as he prayed for peace and offered reflections in a thoughtful and challenging homily. Cardinal Collins joined Pope Francis and the people of Syria and other areas afflicted by violence as he offered the Eucharist and prayed the rosary with a capacity congregation at St. Michael's Cathedral.
In a newspaper interview, Jesuit Father General Adolfo Nicolás has expressed his solidarity with Pope Francis as he invites all People of Good Will to search for alternatives to violence in the face human suffering.
On Friday September 6, 2013, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States, meet with ambassadors to the Holy See to discuss Pope Francis's concerns about the situation in Syria and to present principles for a just solution.
Regis College is located at 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, near the corner of Queen's Park Crescent East. Regis College is on the 94 Wellesley bus route and a short walk (south) from the Museum subway station. Public parking is available in the University of St. Michael's College parking lot on St. Joseph Street, one block north of Regis College. The venue is accessible.
Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto and a Founding Member of the Toronto School of Theology.