My dream for higher learning in a mission area

Fr. Lorenzo Yom SJ

My greatest desire had always been to set up an institution for higher learning in a mission area.  I know firsthand the kinds of apostolic work that will make an impact in mission countries. There are two areas – namely, education for adults and medical services.


Jesuits in Singapore

By Fr. Tom O'Neill SJ

Early in 1952 a celebratory dinner took place in the Jesuit run Wah Yan College, Hong Kong. The occasion was a send-off to Fr. Paddy Joy, the first Irish Jesuit to be sent to Singapore. 

Empowering vulnerable women in a Nairobi slum

Nearly 2.5 million people live in poverty in the slums and urban areas of Nairobi, Kenya. They lack the basic necessities of life, including adequate housing, clean water, and sanitation services. Educational opportunities are negligible. All kinds of diseases run rampant throughout the communities. The scarcity of jobs complicates every problem.

Welcoming the Stranger

 John K. Guiney SJ

‘They are threatening to burn down my house and my neighbours’ houses if all the members of my ethnic group do not move out. What can I do? I have nowhere to go with my children. Do I wait and see or do I run?’

Such is the experience of fear and vulnerability of almost 50 million individuals known as refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in our world today.

Easter in South Sudan

A Personal Reflection

Richard O’Dwyer SJ

Our Holy Week in Lobone started with the blessing of the Palms on Palm Sunday, outside St. Kizito Chapel and the reading of the Passion according to Mark.

The following day, I drove to Torit, the seat of our Diocese, for the Chrism Mass with our bishop, Akio Johnson Mutek and the priests of the Diocese. The rainy season has begun and our way led entirely along unpaved dirt roads.

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