Charles Pottie-Pâté sj

Charles Pottie-Pâté sj

Charles Pottie-Pâté sj is originally from Nova Scotia with Acadian roots.  He entered the Society of Jesus in 1959 and has completed almost 60 years as a Jesuit.  He taught liturgy and sacramental theology from 1980 to 2006 in various universities – in Toronto, Ottawa, Rome, Halifax. He has been giving the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola since 1970 in one form or another, accompanying people in their journey of faith.  He has been in the Calgary diocese since September of 2011 and his ministry involves the continuation of his work with Ignatian Spirituality including the Spiritual Exercises, retreats, and spiritual direction and as Jesuit liaison with Christian Life Community – a lay association rooted in Ignatian vision.   He plays the piano /organ and has been involved in liturgical music ministry. He resides at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Cathedral   He enjoys swimming, hiking, theatre and music.