Jesuit Missions

The secondary school in Dolakha District is handed over at the morning assembly. Credit: NJSI
The generosity of Jesuit Missions’ supporters has enabled secondary school children in a remote mountain village in Nepal to resume their education in safe, secure facilities, less than two years after their buildings were wiped out by devastating earthquakes.Shree Haleshwor Higher Secondary School was one of seven schools destroyed or severely damaged in Dolakha District when the earthquakes struck in April and May 2015. Jesuit Missions in Britain responded immediately by committing...
A plaque at St Paul's Mission recalls the Musami Martyrs of 1977
Today, Jesuits worldwide - especially those in Britain and Ireland - are marking the 40th anniversary of the Musami Martyrs, a group of three Jesuits and four Dominican Sisters who were murdered at St Paul’s Mission in Zimbabwe (which was then Rhodesia).St Paul’s Mission Musami lies about 60 miles northeast of Harare (formerly Salisbury), having been founded in 1923. Over the next 40 years, it developed considerably, with schools, a hospital and sports’...
Sacred Heart Edge Hill, Credit Michael Button via Flickr
An expert team of spiritual directors is landing in Wimbledon in two weeks to deliver a week of guided prayer or “retreat in daily life” to the community of Sacred Heart parish and Wimbledon College.  Also joining the retreat will be staff from Jesuit Missions and students from Heythrop College.The Jesuits founded Sacred Heart parish in 1887 and Wimbledon College in 1892.  Although they left the parish in 2012, there remain three Jesuit houses on Edge Hill, one of which is...
The Crib at St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham. Credit: Peter Jennings
Among those taking part in the televised Midnight Mass on BBC One on Christmas Eve this year will be a Jesuit novice from Manresa House in Birmingham. Christopher Brolly nSJ, a second-year novice in the novitiate, will be reading one of the Bidding Prayers during the Eucharist which will be broadcast live from St Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham with Archbishop Bernard Longley as the Principal Celebrant.This year, St Chad’s has been celebrating its 175th anniversary and considers it to...
Some of the 35,000 children being educated by JRS in Chad. Credit: Denis Bosnic/JRS
Jesuit Missions has launched its Christmas appeal, focusing on the work that the Jesuits do with some of the most marginalised communities in the world. For more than a decade, an entire generation in West Africa has only had access to education through international humanitarian organisations like Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). And for its appeal for Christmas 2016, Jesuit Missions (JM) shares the story of one individual – 20-year-old Mutara Hara – to explain why their work is so...
The 5-km waterpipe for villagers in Nepal is being restored by NJSI
It has taken more than 18 months, but the people in Chapadi village of Rakathum VDC, Nepal, are finally on the point of getting their water supply restored.Since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on 25 April 2015, the Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI) has been actively involved in relief and rehabilitation work. Supported by Jesuit Missions around the world, including our own in Britain, it has concentrated its efforts on supporting the building and rebuilding of schools, hostels, houses...
On 29 December the Jesuits in Britain Archives once again opened their doors to give staff and community members a glimpse at some of the treasures held within the Archives as part of The National Archives’ annual Explore Your Archives campaign. This year we decided to feature some of the items we had showcased in our ‘From the Archives’ blog posts, so that the items could be seen first-hand. Among the items on display were the relics of St Claude La Colombiere...
AJAN Youth Against AIDS training in Zimbabwe - Darrin Zammit Lupi
The full development of young people and their ability to bring about an AIDS-free society are vital in the battle against the pandemic, according to the Jesuits in Africa. In a message for World AIDS Day (tomorrow), the African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) insists that young people should not be denied their potential and that a simplistic response does not adequately address the situation.“Harnessing the ability of young people to take good decisions and to act wisely and compassionately...
The 2016 Youth Convention in Shulinab, Guyana
A youth convention has taken place in Shulinab, Rupununi (Guyana), at which the central theme was ‘Preserving indigenous culture, rooted in protecting mother earth and nature’.This convention was the first for several years and it was primarily organised to mark and give thanks for the Year of Mercy which concluded on the Feast of Christ the King. More than 170 young, indigenous Catholics – Macushi and Wapishana – gathered in the enormous village benab. Purposely built...
Patrice has worked as a child miner in the DRC since he was eight: Jesuit Missions
The Jesuit Refugee Service and the Jesuit European Social Centre have welcomed a move announced this week by the European Union (EU) to clean up Europe’s trade in minerals; but they have also criticised negotiations for a new law on so-called 'conflict minerals' as “half-hearted”, with too many concessions and loopholes. The proposed Regulation is meant to ensure that minerals entering the EU do not finance conflict or human rights violations, requiring certain EU...

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