Jesuit Missions

Sam Aidoo (far right) on a half marathon in Victoria Park, London
Among the runners in next month’s London Marathon will be Sam Aidoo, Jesuit Missions’ Education for Justice Coordinator. She says that her experience of working with Jesuit Missions (JM) has been a strong motivation for her to take part and although she has run in several races before, the London Marathon on 23 April will be quite exceptional.“In the two years I’ve been at Jesuit Missions, I’ve seen how effectively the organisation works with poor and marginalised people,” she says. “About 85%...
Chris Krall SJ outside Jesuit Missions office
Jesuit Missions is fielding a strong team of fourteen runners for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.  With the event only six weeks away the team are stepping up the training and calling out for sponsorship.This year a new team member is Fr Chris Krall SJ, an American Jesuit who recently joined the Campion Hall community in Oxford, where he is pursuing a Masters in Sacred Theology with the intention of continuing into a DPhil in Science and Religion. This will be Fr Chris’s...
Some 25,000 riders are expected on the 2017 London-Surrey 100
Jesuit Missions (JM) is inviting you to get on your bike to help raise funds for communities that it supports overseas. JM has secured five places in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2017 event, which is taking place on 30 July 2017.The 100-mile route begins at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and takes in some of the most beautiful Surrey countryside on the way before ending on The Mall. Around 25,000 cyclists are expected to take part, raising money for their chosen charities. This year,...
A mission of reconciliation and justice: the message from GC36
The Jesuits in the Philippines are intensifying their opposition to the reinstatement of the death penalty in the country and have appealed for prayers from Jesuit Missions supporters in Britain and around the world. Tomorrow (Tuesday), they will be joining a rally in Manila, as the Bill goes for its third reading before Congress.The Jesuit Provincial in the Philippines last month issued a statement regarding the death penalty and the killings happening in the country. Recalling that at...
Pope Francis accepts the Romero Homilies from Julian Filochowski. Osservatore Romano
As the Catholic Church around the world celebrates the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero – and many continue to anticipate his canonisation – Pope Francis has been presented with six volumes of the English translation of the Salvadorian Archbishop’s homilies.The presentation was made by Jesuit Missions Consultant and Chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust, Julian Filochowski OBE, at the end of the Ash Wednesday General Audience on 1 March in St Peter's Square. "I presented a bag with...
Refugees at Jamam Camp, South Sudan: Wikimedia Commons
The Jesuits are responding to the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and other regions of Africa, where the United Nations has warned that 100,000 people are facing starvation. Even before Monday’s declaration that South Sudan is in the grip of a famine and the UK Government’s announcement of £200 million in aid to the country and to Somalia, Jesuit agencies have been distributing food, water and medical supplies and have been supplying humanitarian aid to thousands of communities.The Jesuits...
The Philippines Provincial Fr Antonio Moreno SJ. Credit: Rick Flores
The Jesuits in the Philippines have joined the country’s bishops in condemning efforts to revive the death penalty. Writing to the province last week, Fr Provincial Antonio Moreno SJ described capital punishment as a “wanton disregard for human life”, warning that reinstatement of the death penalty could destroy “an integral ethic of life”.The measure seeking to reinstate capital punishment ‘for heinous crimes’ in the Philippines is currently being...
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...

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