08 December 2016 : A newsletter of the Australian Jesuits

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Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach has died

Fr Thomas O'Hara SJFormer Superior General of the Society of Jesus Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ died in Beirut, Lebanon, on Saturday 26 November 2016.

Vale Fr Peter Quin SJ

Fr Thomas O'Hara SJPlease pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Peter Bernard Quin SJ, who died at Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower, Qld, at 12.30 pm on 22 November 2016, aged 86 years.

Around the Works

Beautiful day for Maytime Fair

13-May-2009

Jesuit Mission Director Fr Phil Crotty reports on the Maytime Fair, held at Xavier College in Melbourne:

 

Saturday 2 May was a beautiful autumn day in Melbourne, a perfect day for the Maytime Fair. And thanks to the efforts of so many wonderful people, the 58th Maytime Fair was once again a tremendous success.

 

That success is all the more amazing when we take into account the impact of the economic recession on everyone's budget, and when we remember that just a few weeks previously people had been so generous in donating for the victims of the bush fires.

 

A grand sum was raised at the Fair for the work of Jesuit Mission. Crowds of young and old had a chance to reach out to people in Asia and Africa who have few of the advantages that we have.

 

Through this event, benefactors were able to touch the lives of thousands in India, East Timor, Burma and Cambodia, where Australian Jesuits and their local colleagues are running schools, parishes, health care centres and social uplift schemes. 

 

Thank you to all involved for reaching out beyond the borders of Australia to help the less fortunate in other parts of the world.

 

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