Bernard Darke

Monday July 14, marks the 35th anniversary of the death of English-born Jesuit Father Bernard Darke, who lived and worked in Guyana for 20 years. Fr Darke was a part-time photographer for the Catholic Standard. He was killed while taking photos of an anti-government demonstration in Brickdam, which was triggered by the appearance in court that morning of four members of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA). They were charged with arson in connection a fire which destroyed the Ministry of...
To celebrate the visit of Father General Adolfo Nicolás SJ to Guyana last month, the Jesuits of the Region have produced a special edition of their newsletter Guyjest. It provides a photographic record of his meetings and conversations with young Jesuits, lay co-workers (pictured) and members of the Region from various ministries and apostolates. Read it here.  Guyjest May 2014 .pdf
Last weekend, the Jesuits in Guyana welcomed Fr Adolfo Nicolás, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus on a brief visit to the country. Fr General was on his way to a meeting in Mexico for all the Jesuit Provincials of Latin America and the Caribbean and had asked to visit some of countries where Jesuits are working. The limitations of travel within the region meant that he was only able to spend a brief time in each place; however he saw to it that every minute of that time was...