Jesuit Missions

Two Wombles made history for Jesuit Missions on the 22nd May, as they attended Mount St Mary’s (MSM) Strictly 175 fundraising event. The Jesuit school in Derbyshire was celebrating their 175th anniversary of the school as well as raising money for Jesuit Missions.Amongst the 8 couples, who had all been training and practising hard with the help of professional choreographers, there was a surprise performance by two Wombles who showed off their twist moves.One of the Wombles surprised...
“My name is Rose Kabelu, and I am from the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am married and have 4 children. I have been a teacher of cosmetology (Beauty Therapy) with JRS since 2014. I have enjoyed every minute of teaching there. I managed to open a tuck shop and small salon which meant that I was able to pay for my children’s studies at the boarding school."Rose shares her story of how she went from relying on monthly food rations to having her own beauty salon within the Tongogara camp in...
Kasisi Agriculture Training Centre (KATC) started in 1974 in Zambia and has since been empowering rural communities and improving their livelihoods through its training, research, market development, lobbying and advocacy in appropriate technologies and sustainable organic agriculture. KATC offers a variety of courses aimed at farmers, school teachers and community leaders on a broad range of issues including climate change, HIV/AIDS and gender.Since 1995, KATC has trained over 10, 000 people...
April 25th, 2018 marks the three-year anniversary of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which struck Nepal in 2015, leaving nearly 8,900 people dead and more than 22,000 people injured. More than 600, 000 homes were destroyed, and one million children were left unable to go to school. Less than three weeks later, Nepal suffered another quake of 7.3 magnitude.Jesuit Missions is a member of the Xavier Network which has been working with local partner, Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI), since the...
Jesuit Mission runners
Another year, another London Marathon. But this year was different. It was hot, very hot. In fact it was the hottest ever London Marathon, with a recorded temperature of 24.2C. This came as a shock to many runners after a long, cold and wet winter of training.Over 40,000 runners took to the streets of London on Sunday 22nd April, among them were 29 people taking on the challenge for Jesuit Missions.The 2018 team included a Womble, a Nun, a team of 10 from Mount St Mary’s, two from Malta (...
Sr Theo catechesis with primary children karasabai
This Sunday Sr Theo CJ will run the London Marathon for Jesuit Missions. Her biggest fear? The possibility of being press-ganged into running in a womble costume! But no worries, two members of the JM team are ready for the womble challenge – watch out!For the preparation, she has had the invaluable support of her younger sister Felicity. “It’s been so great to have her companionship and enthusiasm throughout training, Sr Theo comments. Regarding the training itself, due to her natural runner-...
Mario Farrugia, Fr Patrick Magro SJ and Mark Kimario SJ
At 3.30am, four days a week, Fr Patrick Magro SJ closes the door of the Jesuit community residence at Msida and goes on a 20km run. He returns as dawn breaks, in time to join his Jesuit companions in prayer before they start their day’s work.Every weekend the run covers over 30km. Clear night or pelting rain, he runs. And he is running with a purpose.Mark Kimario SJ is a young Jesuit from Tanzania. He is currently serving in Malta, accompanying students at St Aloysius’ College, Birkirkara. He...
Jane and Rupert set off from Dale
For team JM preparing for the 2018 London Marathon, Easter Sunday was the day the training manuals advise should be your longest run, three weeks before marathon day itself (22nd April). After that you are advised to “power-down”, conserve energy and build up nutrition reserves to get you through the big day. Jane Hellings, the Jesuits’ Director of Development & Communications, is running this year and has recruited her son Rupert Holloway onto the team.  They were holidaying...
Chad features towards the bottom of global rankings for governance and human development, and is classified as a ‘fragile state’. During the last fifteen years, Eastern Chad has become the home to over 300,000 Sudanese refugees who have fled conflict in their own country and have settled in thirteen camps over the border.The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) tertiary education programme aims to improve the quality of education in the camps, which in turn will improve the quality of life there. This...
Rebecca with schoolchildren
Jesuit Missions volunteer, Rebecca, was shocked by how far out of her comfort zone she was when she arrived in Dodoma, but quickly realised what a blessing that was.On 20 November 2017, two Jesuit Missions volunteers, Matthew and Rebecca, travelled from the UK to Tanzania. By volunteering with Jesuit Missions, they had signed up to experience a whole new culture, serve communities and put their faith into action. For six months they will be teaching in St Ignatius school in Tanzania’s capital,...

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