Jesuit Missions

Guyana is a place where poverty often means a lack of opportunities for young people. The desperate lack of jobs has led to two thirds of all university graduates leaving the country.The Guyana Human Development Centre provides a chance for young people to learn new skills after leaving school improving their chances to find work.Jesuit Missions is working across the world empowering people to achieve their full potential. You can be a part of this work by supporting them this Christmas!Among...
Pupils at St Mary’s Hall
Companions in Action is Jesuit Missions new initiative which links Jesuit schools in the UK with those in the global South. This new partnership seeks to create a working relationship in which young people can share their common humanity, develop their Ignatian identity and work to create a better world where the dignity of each individual is cherished.Richard Greenwood, Outreach and Communications Manager at Jesuit Missions, says “We want to promote Jesuit Education and enable pupils to take...
Frs Pascal, Omondi, Victor (centre), Kizito and Paul Chitnis
Jesuits around the world have condemned the murder of a Kenyan Jesuit priest in Cueibet in South Sudan’s Gok State.Fr Victor-Luke Odhiambo, 62, was killed in the early hours of 15th November when six unknown assailants attacked the Daniel Comboni Jesuit Residence in Cueibet where he lived. The three other Jesuits in the community were in bed at the time of the attack and were unharmed though deeply shocked. Fr Victor was in the TV room when the gunmen broke into the compound. When his...
St Mary’s Hall
During this Season of Creation which Pope Francis has called from the 1st September (World day of prayer for Creation) to the 4th October, some of our Jesuit schools across the UK have been looking at different ways in which they can 'Care for Creation', as expressed in Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si.On Friday 14th September, St Mary’s Hall welcomed Mr. Robert Turner who has worked with the Global Catholic Climate Movement who spoke in assembly about a Waste Recycling Awareness Project for...
Nursery children in the north Rupununi district of Guyama
Jesuit Missions Communications Officer Stephanie Beech is on her way to Guyana to visit partners and projects supported by JM. This includes the Bilingual Education Programme, launched earlier this month, which allows indigenous languages to be taught alongside English in primary schools within the Amerindian communities.This is an important time of change for Guyana as it prepares to leave the British province and join Jamaica as part of the journey to becoming part of the Caribbean province,...
The first of September was the World day of Prayer for Creation. From September 1st to October 4th, Christians from around the world are uniting to pray for creation.Pope Francis says in Laudato Si: "we are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental.”Jesuit Missions strives to put care of creation at the forefront of all that we do. As the changing climate is causing more climate...
I never miss a day of school banner. Loyola Secondary School South Sudan
In September, we join the Holy Father in prayer for his Universal Intention, that young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries. His personal Prayer Network shares this Intention with all the People of God, the Church, inviting us all to unite our prayer with what is in the Pope’s heart as he reviews the challenges that face humanity and the mission of the Church.This month, Pope Francis combines at least three of his urgent concerns and commends them to us...
Jesuits in Kerala are among those impacted by the recent floods in South India that have had a devastating impact on the whole state, leading to hundreds of people losing their lives and thousands more left isolated from their homes.Jesuit Missions received an update from Fr Deepak George SJ, one of the local Jesuit partners that said, “We are in danger. Many people have died and still things are getting worse. Please can I request that you keep us all in your prayers.”Over 9000 kilometres of...
South Sudan is one of the most challenging countries in which the Jesuits work. Despite gaining independence in 2011, by 2013 a new civil war had broken out between the armed forces and the Nuer militias.In the midst of this situation, Loyola Secondary School in Wau strives to continue providing a stable source of education in one of the country’s main rebel areas. The school was forced to close in 1984, just two years after opening, owing to the outbreak of war, and it was then occupied by the...
Following the outbreak of violent attacks on humanitarian aid agencies in South Sudan two weeks ago, Jesuit Missions is providing high quality emergency tents for the displaced JRS staff in Maban ensuring the well-being of all staff after the attacks.On Monday 23rd July, eight aid agencies operating in Maban were forced to suspend their activities and evacuate their staff following violent attacks from local youth.Although the main JRS compound was spared, the Arrupe learning centre was badly...

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