90th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Jesuits in Hong Kong

Fr Alfred Deignan SJ
Fr Alfred Joseph Deignan SJ

When we reach the age of 90 we often look back at our life history and marvel at how God has blessed us. We feel so grateful, as we recognize God’s plan working through us as His poor weak instruments.

Door to door on a Buffalo!

Michael O Oyoo
Michael O. Oyoo/JRS

Given the political crisis and famine in South Sudan, Kakuma Refugee Camp continues to receive a massive influx of refugees from that country. The Irish Jesuit Missions continues to support projects in the camp. The provision of Buffalo bicycles is one such project. Michael O. Oyoo writes from Kakuma.

An amazing couple of months in Cambodia

aoife jenkins
Aoife Jenkins

I am a volunteer teacher trainer and English teacher in Xavier Jesuit Secondary School in the north west of Cambodia. I arrived just over five months ago from Ireland and while it is a cliché, it really has been an amazing couple of months.

“Go to the frontiers” exhorts Jesuit Pope

John Guiney SJ and Pope Francis at GC36
John K Guiney SJ meets Pope Francis at the Jesuit General Congregation 36. Image:CNS/Itua Egbor SJ

An historic meeting in Rome

Pope Francis, the first Jesuit Pope, addressed the members of the General Jesuit Congregation 36, called GC36 in Rome. It was the first time a Jesuit Pope had addressed a General Congregation. It was indeed special. He spent an hour addressing the members and two hours answering questions.

World Health Day 2017: Let’s talk about depression

counsellors kakuma refugee camp
Community Counsellors in Kakuma Camp. (Michael Oyoo/JRS)

Sometimes people just need to talk and be listened to. World Health Day on 7th April recognises this and has as its 2017 theme ‘Depression: Let’s talk’.

“Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. At worst, depression can lead to suicide, now the second leading cause of death among 15 to 29 year olds.” states the World Health Organisation. “Yet, depression can be prevented and treated. A better understanding of what depression is and how it can be prevented and treated, will help reduce the stigma associated with the condition, and lead to more people seeking help.”

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