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Fr Kyara Corbinian SJ is a Tanzanian Jesuit who works in the East African Jesuit Development office in Nairobi, Kenya. In less than one week, he will be joining fellow East African Jesuit Fr Alexander Wainaina SJ for the London Marathon.Along with the Jesuit Missions London Marathon team, they will be running in memory of Fr Victor Luke Odhimabo SJ who tragically died whilst serving in South Sudan in November 2018. Fr Kyara was one of the last people to see Fr Victor Luke before he died....
Fr John Gerard SJ, the English Mission and the Gunpowder PlotA Farm Street TalkLanding at night on the Norfolk coast in October 1588, Jesuit priest John Gerard very successfully ministered to English Catholics for 17 years in extraordinary circumstances. After many daring escapes he suffered imprisonment and torture, famously escaping from the Tower of London in 1597 to continue his work until 1605.The speaker is his tenth great-nephew, Michael Maslinski, who last year persuaded the BBC to...
 Dries van den Akker SJ, Colette Scully and Martina Maher
They say if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen  - well they didn’t consider saints! A new cookbook with a difference, Saintly Feasts: Food for Saints and Scholars links every recipe with a saint, from St Wilgefortis ‘St Cucumber’ to St John, who was plunged into a pot of boiling oil but emerged unscathed.The authors, Martina Maher and Colette Scully are two Irish ladies living in Birmingham who have been cooking Sunday lunch for the Jesuits for 22 years. One among them, Fr...
As servants of Christ's mission in Latin America and the Caribbean, from March 4-6, 51 lay people and priests, including 19 Jesuits, from various professional and academic sectors gathered to discuss political solutions to the crisis in Venezuela.They were convened by the Conference of Jesuit Provincials of Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL) and received support from the Antonio Ruiz de Montoya University in Lima and the Andrés Bello Catholic University in Caracas. The main task of the...
Fr Tiburcio Arnaiz Muñoz SJ. Photo Credit: Diócesis de Málaga
This coming 20th October, the Catholic Church will beatify "apostle of the city", Father Tiburcio Arnaiz Muñoz SJ in Málaga, Spain.In a letter to the Society of Jesus on the 11th October, Fr Arturo Sosa SJ lauded Fr Arnaiz as “a worthy proponent of popular missions and promotor of the participation of the laity in spreading the faith.” He also wrote that Fr Arnaiz is a person to be emulated:"In our own time, we can learn much from what Fr Arnaiz did in his day … In ways adapted to our...
Fr Doyle
Bravery Under Fire, a docudrama feature on the life of Irish WWI Jesuit chaplain Fr Willie Doyle, will have a special screening in the Vatican on 12th October to an invited audience of senior clergy and Catholic leaders.The film, directed by Co Down Director Campbell Miller, is the story of Fr Willie Doyle SJ, a WWI chaplain from Dublin who served and died ministering to the fallen in 1917 in Ypres, Belgium.Fr Doyle SJ served with the British Army in Passchendaele, ministering to soldiers of...
J Simmonds, M Dunch, T Flowers, E Studt, H Shea, MKoch, and N King
At the start of the academic year the Jesuits in Britain welcome new post graduate students from around the Jesuit world who have come to study at British universities.This week the Mount Street Jesuit community were introduced to six men of wide-ranging talent embarking on new courses of study, by biblical scholar Fr Nick King SJ, who is the Provincial’s Assistant for Formation.“There are four elements to the Formation job, so far as I can see,” Fr Nick explained.  “First, calling this...
In a patriarchal society like Nepal where women’s destiny is to find the groom of her life, Sudha Silwal, 46 of Panchkal Munipality, Kavre had decided to remain unmarried to take care of the intellectually challenged children.She started the journey of compassion seventeen years ago who was then the sole person out of 16 principals to accept and initiate schooling for children with special needs in Kavre district.The schooling program, funded by the education ministry, was only for 5 years....
The Expanded Council of Fr General met from September 3rd to 7th in Rome. Fr General’s usual Council was joined in this meeting by the Conference Presidents, the Sector Secretariats and the General Treasurer.The five day meeting of the Expanded General Council (Consiglio Allargato) began with a Eucharist with the Jesuit community. The meeting lays the ground for the January 2019 discernment of the Universal Apostolic Preferences.In his opening remarks, Father Arturo Sosa SJ spoke first of...
 Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator SJ
Ahead of the upcoming EU Heads of state meeting in Salzburg, Jesuits in Africa and Europe express concern based on original research. Johannes Siebner SJ (Provincial of the German Jesuit Province), Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ (President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar - JCAM), Bernhard Bürgler SJ (Provincial of the Austrian Jesuit Province) were among many of the signatories of a joint letter titled "Flows of migrants, flows of money", a petition for justice.They protest...

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