mbriandsj

All posts by Matthew Briand SJ

Matthew is a native of South Burlington, VT and has studied history and international relations. His desire for religious life emerged when he attended a speech given by Pope Francis in Washington, DC in 2015. After meeting the Jesuits in the DC area and learning about Ignatian spirituality, Matthew entered the Society in 2017. He is currently studying philosophy and theology at Saint Louis University.

Joined in 2020   /   4 posts   /   mbriandsj@thejesuitpost.org

Lament Must Precede Solidarity | Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat

Lament Must Precede Solidarity | Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat

Some realities in life can only be known through tears. The participation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) members in antiracism is not a hobby or an optional venture: it’s a matter of survival.They do not have the luxury that White people have to retire from the conversation of racism and flee from its painful realities. Matt Briand, SJ, invites us to put aside our fear to weep with those who weep because of racism, for true Christian love suffers along the beloved, and commits to justice.