Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ

Shirley Russo and Kenny McKie with St Wilfrid in Preston
Leading lights in two of our Jesuit parishes are taking the London Marathon challenge for Jesuit Missions next month.Kenny McKie is the Chair of the parish council at St Aloysius in Glasgow and Shirley Russo is Secretary of the parish council at St Wilfrid’s in Preston. They know each other from many Jesuit parish networks and training courses.Shirley and Kenny are both new to running and are thinking of pacing each other on the day.  “We are going to try and get together for a practice...
Bridget Phyland and Diane Bugeja
This year team JM has two runners from the international Jesuit family making their way to London to run the marathon in memory of Fr Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ and to raise money to realise his educational legacy in South Sudan.Diane Bugeja from Malta is a serious runner who, prior to starting marathon training, ran around 11km five times a week. “I now follow a training plan and run around 75km a week, which will peak in March. Training is going well so far and I cannot complain. I'm used to...
This year Jesuit Missions London Marathon runners will be running in memory of Fr Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ, a 62-year-old Jesuit priest who was tragically murdered in South Sudan in November 2018.Fr Victor-Luke was a Jesuit priest who chose to work in one of the most dangerous and poorest places on earth. He was deeply committed to the people of South Sudan and to the teacher training centre in Cueibet where he worked. Fr Victor-Luke also had big plans to build a new college. Sadly, he was...
Frs Pascal, Omondi, Victor (centre), Kizito and Paul Chitnis
Jesuits around the world have condemned the murder of a Kenyan Jesuit priest in Cueibet in South Sudan’s Gok State.Fr Victor-Luke Odhiambo, 62, was killed in the early hours of 15th November when six unknown assailants attacked the Daniel Comboni Jesuit Residence in Cueibet where he lived. The three other Jesuits in the community were in bed at the time of the attack and were unharmed though deeply shocked. Fr Victor was in the TV room when the gunmen broke into the compound. When his...