Jesuit Missions

Two Jesuits studying in London are preparing to run the London Marathon on 13 April.  Each hopes to raise £2000 for Jesuit charities working with the poor.  Please sponsor them!“Oh how I would like a poor Church – and for the poor”  Pope Francis  I am Fr Khiet Pham SJ from Vietnam.  I am studying at the Institute of Education, University of London, and I belong to the Mount Street Jesuit Community in central London. I am running the marathon...
Pictured here are some of the boats that are being distributed by the local Jesuit relief agency in the Philippines, Simbahang Lingkod Ng Bayan (SLB), following last November’s catastrophic typhoon. The boats will enable Filipinos from Dinagat Islands to resume fishing, thereby generating an income for them and their communities.Jesuit schools, parishes and other communities in Britain have so far donated more than £275,000 to the Jesuit Missions appeal that was launched in response...
The Society of Jesus has been part of my life from an early age when, as a child, Jesuit friends of my father used to visit my family.  I attended Stonyhurst College where I was inspired by the strong commitment to social justice which many Jesuit and lay teachers had.  This inspired me to set up a charity after I left school to provide holidays for disabled children.  The Newman Holiday Trust, named after Blessed John Henry Newman, today offers holidays all over the UK.  ...
The people of Culion Island in Palawan are very resilient and many have already re-built their houses. But they are still made out of light materials such as GI sheets, plywood or local nipa walls; and they have been built on the coastal line - the same area which would make them very vulnerable to disaster again. So, for SLB, more than simply repairing the houses, we intend to create safer communities. Our priority projects in Culion are housing rehabilitation, not in the form of building...
70 year old Matthew Ngwerume has found himself at the centre of a life-saving initiative for people with HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe. Mr Ngwerume, a strong Catholic and pensioner who had retraced his footsteps back to Makumbi Mission to 'rest', has now received support from the British and American embassies, in addition to the Jesuit Mission team. "I left Harare to see my last days here," he told the Jesuit newsletter In Touch. "I used to operate 'ambulance' services with my truck, carrying...

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