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Professor explores “the Gift of a Crisis” in New Book

OTTAWA, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - Jean-François Gosselin, adjunct professor at Saint Paul University, explores the transformative power of the current pandemic in his new French-language book, L’âme retrouvée : Le cadeau d’une crise.

The publisher, Éditions Médiaspaul, introduces the book as follows:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a personal, private crisis for many of us: the sudden disruption of our everyday lives, solitude, coming face to face with ourselves, a sudden awareness of our fragility and our mortality, so many experiences that leave us shaken, searching for meaning and new points of reference. Will we come out of this diminished or more human?

While we are missing out on so many of the wider world’s riches as well as its diversions, this book proposes that we reconnect with our inner life, a breeding ground for strong values that will help us to resume our lives. At the same time, it invites us into a dialogue with history, philosophy and spirituality to broaden our perspectives and in this way rediscover our confidence in the future.

We must never underestimate the transformative power of a crisis. An inner word lives within it, concealing a treasure to be discovered, an impulse for life to be grasped.”

Videoconference with the author

On Saturday, November 14, at 1 p.m., Éditions Médiaspaul will host a live, French-language videoconference with the author.

For more information, please visit their website:


For more information, please contact:

Julie Bourassa
Communications Officer, Saint Paul University
613-236-1393, ext. 2310


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