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.

Caring for people in Kangemi Slum

-on the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya.

An estimated one billion people now live in slums on the outskirts of cities in many parts of the world. That’s about one out of every six people on the planet. According to the United Nations, next year, for the first time in history, half the earth's population will live in cities.

Irish Jesuit Mission Office reaching out to the children in Malawi

Malawi is a small country slightly inland from the east coast of Africa. Malawi was formerly a British colony known as Nyasaland. It is bounded on the east and south by Mozambique; on the west by Zambia and on the north by Tanzania.

Zambia-Malawi Province greetings

Congratulations to Irish Jesuit Missions on the launch of the new website dedicated to conveying the good news of the works of Irish Jesuits and volunteers in different parts of the world. 

Peter Bwanali, S.J.
Provincial, Zambia-Malawi Province

A Christmas letter from Goma

A Christmas letter from Goma.  Fr. Gerry Clarke SJ  from Ireland works with JRS in  Eastern Congo.  Gerry is a past pupil of Gonzaga College and they will remember him in a special way at the Gonzaga Christmas Mass in 2008.

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