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Michael Frain took part in the 258k race across the Sahara
An alumnus of St Ignatius College in Enfield, who has already run across the Sahara Desert and undertaken four Ironman Triathlons, will be taking part in the London Marathon next month to raise funds for the Jesuit Refugee Service.Michael Frain will be running the 26.2 mile race on 23 April dressed as a Womble, the characters that have been adopted for the past 20 London Marathons by Jesuit Missions (JM) in Wimbledon, home of the Wombles! He has praised the education that he received from the...
Mothers empowered - on a tea plantation in Darjeeling. Jesuit Missions
The 4th Sunday in Lent, is Mothering Sunday (also known as Mothers' Day). Jesuit Missions’ Volunteer Communications Assistant, Betsy Snyder, reflects here on the strength of mothers around the world: those who even in the depths of suffering will do anything to give their children a chance at a better life. As Mothers' Day approaches, I find myself reflecting on the journeys, both figurative and literal, that I have travelled as a mother over the last 13 years and that have brought me to...
The mural in the grounds of the Divine Providence Cancer Hospital in San Salvador
As the Church today (24 March) marks the 37th anniversary of the assassination of Blessed Oscar Romero in El Salvador, a new mural has been unveiled that looks to honour his legacy and to inspire a new generation to engage with his life. It was completed with the help of Jesuit Missions, working through the Archbishop Romero Trust.The mosaic, entitled 'Monseñor Romero – Open to Those Who Suffer', is by the renowned Salvadoran artist Fernando Llort. It is based loosely on chapter...
Children and parents with their new water filters in Nepal
Staff of the Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI), which is supported by Jesuit Missions, have organised training on hygiene and sanitation and have distributed water filters to the parents of children with special needs in Sindupalchowk district in Nepal.Sindhupalchok was one of the worst-affected districts when a devastating earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April 2015. While the initial epicentre of the earthquake was in Gorkha district, the highest magnitude aftershock (6.7) took place in...
Sam Aidoo (far right) on a half marathon in Victoria Park, London
Among the runners in next month’s London Marathon will be Sam Aidoo, Jesuit Missions’ Education for Justice Coordinator. She says that her experience of working with Jesuit Missions (JM) has been a strong motivation for her to take part and although she has run in several races before, the London Marathon on 23 April will be quite exceptional.“In the two years I’ve been at Jesuit Missions, I’ve seen how effectively the organisation works with poor and marginalised people,” she says. “About 85%...
Some 25,000 riders are expected on the 2017 London-Surrey 100
Jesuit Missions (JM) is inviting you to get on your bike to help raise funds for communities that it supports overseas. JM has secured five places in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2017 event, which is taking place on 30 July 2017.The 100-mile route begins at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and takes in some of the most beautiful Surrey countryside on the way before ending on The Mall. Around 25,000 cyclists are expected to take part, raising money for their chosen charities. This year,...
A mission of reconciliation and justice: the message from GC36
The Jesuits in the Philippines are intensifying their opposition to the reinstatement of the death penalty in the country and have appealed for prayers from Jesuit Missions supporters in Britain and around the world. Tomorrow (Tuesday), they will be joining a rally in Manila, as the Bill goes for its third reading before Congress.The Jesuit Provincial in the Philippines last month issued a statement regarding the death penalty and the killings happening in the country. Recalling that at...
Refugees at Jamam Camp, South Sudan: Wikimedia Commons
The Jesuits are responding to the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and other regions of Africa, where the United Nations has warned that 100,000 people are facing starvation. Even before Monday’s declaration that South Sudan is in the grip of a famine and the UK Government’s announcement of £200 million in aid to the country and to Somalia, Jesuit agencies have been distributing food, water and medical supplies and have been supplying humanitarian aid to thousands of communities.The Jesuits...
The Philippines Provincial Fr Antonio Moreno SJ. Credit: Rick Flores
The Jesuits in the Philippines have joined the country’s bishops in condemning efforts to revive the death penalty. Writing to the province last week, Fr Provincial Antonio Moreno SJ described capital punishment as a “wanton disregard for human life”, warning that reinstatement of the death penalty could destroy “an integral ethic of life”.The measure seeking to reinstate capital punishment ‘for heinous crimes’ in the Philippines is currently being...
The secondary school in Dolakha District is handed over at the morning assembly. Credit: NJSI
The generosity of Jesuit Missions’ supporters has enabled secondary school children in a remote mountain village in Nepal to resume their education in safe, secure facilities, less than two years after their buildings were wiped out by devastating earthquakes.Shree Haleshwor Higher Secondary School was one of seven schools destroyed or severely damaged in Dolakha District when the earthquakes struck in April and May 2015. Jesuit Missions in Britain responded immediately by committing...

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