Irish Jesuit in South Sudan

Tony ORiordan SJ South Sudan

Tony O’Riordan SJ has been appointed as leader of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) team in Maban, South Sudan. In an effort to share his experiences working with refugees and internally displaced people, he has created a personal webpage entitled ‘Spes Mundi’ (Latin for ‘Hope of the World’). He hopes through this platform to connect with his network of relations, friends, and ‘friends he has not yet met’, and to invite readers to provide practical help for the JRS project.

A Man of Courage and Honour

Jesuit Provincial Fr Leonard Moloney SJ

A memorial mass was held in Dublin for Irish Jesuit missionary Fr Joseph Mallin SJ on Saturday, 21st April, a week after his funeral in Hong Kong, where he had lived and worked for the last 70 years. 

The service was a celebration of his remarkable life, which had both historical and spiritual significance and offered his family, friends and fellow Jesuits the opportunity to mark his passing in his home town.

South Sudan Crisis a Priority for Eastern Africa Province

Jesuits Eastern Africa

The Provincial of the Eastern Africa Jesuits, Fr Joseph Afulo made a stopover in Dublin for a few days in February, on his way to the USA. He spent some time with us in the missions office and discussed topics that are of concern in six countries that comprise the Province which are Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Sudan.

A Decade of Friendship

matero girls

The South Dublin parish of Sandymount has shared cultural and social links with a township in Lusaka, Zambia for almost ten years. The partnership resulted in clean running water for a school in Matero, and insights into a different culture and way of life for the Irish community.

Friendship Programme Between Ireland and Zambia

A community in Sandymount Parish, Dublin built a ‘friendship programme’ with the Jesuit Parish of Matero in Lusaka, Zambia almost 10 years ago. The partnership is an example of a twinning programme to connect a community in the northern hemisphere with one in the Global South the Northern Hemisphere with one in the Global South, which has become a common practice, to encourage people from different cultures and socioeconomic contexts to learn from and support each other in different ways, and recognise that our world is a global village.

Bringing Mandazi to Market in Kenya

TPAE Initiative

A group of single mothers in Western Kenya access training and resources from the Jesuit Hakimani Centre to create employment for themselves and promote healthy eating by starting a group that makes bread and cakes from traditional crops.

Sena Women’s Group

Sena Women’s Group is a shining example of a simple idea that was developed through training by the Jesuit Hakimani Centre. It has transformed the lives of the women in the Bungoma region of western Kenya who comprise the group and their families, as well as the wider community of those who were indirectly involved in the project. Most of the women in the group are single mothers and are therefore almost fully dependent on it for their income. Thanks to its success, they are now able to afford to cover their basic needs and to pay school fees and provide for their children.

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