Jesuits in Guyana
Guyana - the only English-speaking country in South America - became independent from Britain in May 1966, and has a population of just under one million.
The Jesuits have been working in Guyana since 1857. Today, as well as ministering to the spiritual needs of the people of Guyana, they do a great deal of work in many other areas, from education and healthcare to election monitoring.
The fact that three quarters of the Catholics in Guyana are of Amerindian origin underlines the importance of the Jesuits' work in the interior of the country. With mission stations in Lethem, Kurukabaru and Hosororo, the Church in the interior is thriving.
You can find out more about the Jesuits' work in Guyana at the Jesuit Missions web site.
Regional Superior: Fr Paul Martin SJ
293 Oronoque Street
PO Box 10720
Tel. (+592) 227 1504
Fax: (+592) 227 8445