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A plaque at St Paul's Mission recalls the Musami Martyrs of 1977
Today, Jesuits worldwide - especially those in Britain and Ireland - are marking the 40th anniversary of the Musami Martyrs, a group of three Jesuits and four Dominican Sisters who were murdered at St Paul’s Mission in Zimbabwe (which was then Rhodesia).St Paul’s Mission Musami lies about 60 miles northeast of Harare (formerly Salisbury), having been founded in 1923. Over the next 40 years, it developed considerably, with schools, a hospital and sports’...
The Crib at St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham. Credit: Peter Jennings
Among those taking part in the televised Midnight Mass on BBC One on Christmas Eve this year will be a Jesuit novice from Manresa House in Birmingham. Christopher Brolly nSJ, a second-year novice in the novitiate, will be reading one of the Bidding Prayers during the Eucharist which will be broadcast live from St Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham with Archbishop Bernard Longley as the Principal Celebrant.This year, St Chad’s has been celebrating its 175th anniversary and considers it to...
Some of the 35,000 children being educated by JRS in Chad. Credit: Denis Bosnic/JRS
Jesuit Missions has launched its Christmas appeal, focusing on the work that the Jesuits do with some of the most marginalised communities in the world. For more than a decade, an entire generation in West Africa has only had access to education through international humanitarian organisations like Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). And for its appeal for Christmas 2016, Jesuit Missions (JM) shares the story of one individual – 20-year-old Mutara Hara – to explain why their work is so...
The 5-km waterpipe for villagers in Nepal is being restored by NJSI
It has taken more than 18 months, but the people in Chapadi village of Rakathum VDC, Nepal, are finally on the point of getting their water supply restored.Since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on 25 April 2015, the Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI) has been actively involved in relief and rehabilitation work. Supported by Jesuit Missions around the world, including our own in Britain, it has concentrated its efforts on supporting the building and rebuilding of schools, hostels, houses...
AJAN Youth Against AIDS training in Zimbabwe - Darrin Zammit Lupi
The full development of young people and their ability to bring about an AIDS-free society are vital in the battle against the pandemic, according to the Jesuits in Africa. In a message for World AIDS Day (tomorrow), the African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) insists that young people should not be denied their potential and that a simplistic response does not adequately address the situation.“Harnessing the ability of young people to take good decisions and to act wisely and compassionately...
The 2016 Youth Convention in Shulinab, Guyana
A youth convention has taken place in Shulinab, Rupununi (Guyana), at which the central theme was ‘Preserving indigenous culture, rooted in protecting mother earth and nature’.This convention was the first for several years and it was primarily organised to mark and give thanks for the Year of Mercy which concluded on the Feast of Christ the King. More than 170 young, indigenous Catholics – Macushi and Wapishana – gathered in the enormous village benab. Purposely built...
Patrice has worked as a child miner in the DRC since he was eight: Jesuit Missions
The Jesuit Refugee Service and the Jesuit European Social Centre have welcomed a move announced this week by the European Union (EU) to clean up Europe’s trade in minerals; but they have also criticised negotiations for a new law on so-called 'conflict minerals' as “half-hearted”, with too many concessions and loopholes. The proposed Regulation is meant to ensure that minerals entering the EU do not finance conflict or human rights violations, requiring certain EU...
Jesuit Missions will support London Marathon runners at every stage
Jesuit Missions (JM) is encouraging wannabe Marathon-runners to get into training as soon as possible and to start fundraising to help provide better education in refugee camps. Every year, JM fields a team of runners in the London Marathon and it is currently recruiting for next year’s event, which will be held on Sunday 23 April 2017.“We recommend that runners begin their training as soon as they can,” says JM’s Assistant Director, Richard Greenwood. “Beginning...
Young Catholics process to the Church of St Aloysius, Tipuru
The Catholic community in Tipuru, Guyana, and the neighbouring region of the Pakaraima Mountains have been celebrating 100 years since the arrival of a British Jesuit to plant the seed of the Catholic faith. It was in November 1916 that Fr Cuthbert Cary-Elwes SJ stepped onto Macushi territory; and this month, more than 500 Catholics gathered at Tipuru to welcome their bishop – Francis Alleyne OSB – and to celebrate their centenary with the Eucharist.Cuthbert Cary-Elwes SJ (1867-1945...
Issue 95 of 'Jesuits & Friends' is available now
The winter 2016 edition of Jesuits and Friends is out this week, with the Jesuits’ new Superior General shown at prayer on the cover. Fr Arturo Sosa SJ from Venezuela was elected to be the 30th successor of St Ignatius Loyola at the 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, which concluded last weekend in Rome. The magazine contains a report from the Congregation, alongside a biography of Fr General Sosa."It is clear that, with a Pope and a General both from South America,...

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