Jesuit Mission

‘It was as lonely an outpost of religion as you could find anywhere.’ So wrote Evelyn Waugh of the Jesuit mission station of St Ignatius in the central Rupununi region of south-west Guyana.In the winter of 1932-1933 Waugh had travelled to the interior of British Guiana (as it was then known) and Brazil. Waugh ostensibly had the travelling bug – in the foreword to Ninety-Two Days, the travelogue Waugh published in 1934 giving an account of this trip, he admits to ‘a fascination in distant and...
The number of people who died in last weekend's earthquake in Nepal has passed the 5,000 mark, with twice as many people injured. As of last night (Wednesday 29 April), 5,020 bodies were recovered from different parts of the country while the number of injured stands at 10,227.Through their institutions, Nepal Jesuits have reached out to many remote villages. Relief materials (tents, mats, dry food and sanitation materials ) have been distributed to almost 500 families in Devpur – VDC in...