ST CANICE’S – “JOURNEYING TOGETHER” WITH RAILACO JESUIT MISSION IN EAST TIMOR
The new Provincial of the Jesuits in Timor, East Timorese Fr Joaquim Sarmento SJ came to St Canice’s with Fr Mark Raper SJ this Sunday to thank the St Canice community for all they have done to assist in establishing the humanitarian programs in Railaco since 2004.
“Since the early days of independence, the Jesuits were commissioned to take care of the people of Railaco. With your guiding involvement, a feeding program for children, a medical clinic, and a secondary school were established”, he said.
“Our mission is to help the people come out of poverty and to continue growing with social development. I’m thanking you, the people of St Canice’s, on behalf of brother Jesuits and also the people of Timor, whom you have helped so greatly through your generosity over the years”.
“We have committed to continue running the programs in Railaco. We have dedicated a Filipino priest and doctor, two Vietnamese priests, and two Jesuits from India up there. The Bishop in Dili is inviting us to continue for another 20 years, so we have enough time to do what we’re all called to do”.
“We have helped liberate these people, and you here at St Canice’s are called to continue being ‘companions on the journey’.
“Jesus invites us to share our lives by ‘journeying together’, he said.
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