19 SepConstruction Underway

This Friday, 21 September, will see the commencement of construction of Loyola Jesuit Secondary School. At the site in Kasungu there will be a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the material beginnings of the school.     I am delighted to be a part of this challenging and exciting endeavour. Having spent a year teaching in […]

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19 AugA “JESUIT” SCHOOL?

A “JESUIT” SCHOOL?? How to assure that our new Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (LJSS) is really a “Jesuit” school in every way will surely be a big challenge for us.  While our school will be open to teachers and pupils who are Catholics, Protestants and of other faiths or no faiths, we will emphasis right […]

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23 JulNEW CONSTRUCTION COMING!

Really exciting news and I’m happy to share it with you! We plan to start construction of Phase One of Loyola Jesuit Secondary School in the coming month of September.  Through generous help from Jesuit offices in Europe, some foundations and individuals, we have sufficient funds to construct what is necessary to enroll First Year […]

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23 JunRIO + 20 AND MALAWI

“UNSEASONABLE” WEATHER As I type this short note, I’m shivering in the “unseasonable” cold weather of early June here in Lilongwe.  Winter isn’t supposed to come until July here!  And I’m recalling that the rains so important for our maize crops didn’t start as usual in late October last year, but only in early December.  […]

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17 JunGreat Encouragement

Winter seems to have come early to Malawi!  At least it feels like chilly July, even early in June.  Temperatures at night around 10°C (50°F); daytime around 20°C (68°F). But chilly weather (especially when it is cloudy and windy) just pushes me to keep extra warm by keeping extra busy.  And plenty to do, that’s […]

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09 JunGood News

Welcome to the blog for Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (LJSS), in Kasungu, Malawi! This is where you’ll regularly find updates on our progress, background information on LJSS, including articles about the area we’re building in, our hopes, and our plans. Your support, interest, and prayers will help to make these plans a reality! My name […]

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20 DecKASUNGU DATA: Why Jesuits Go There!

THOUGHTS ON EDUCATION IN KASUNGU DISTRICT, MALAWI Why do we choose to locate Loyola Jesuit Secondary School in Kasungu?  Some data that will give you a picture of our choice to make our school a real “Option for the Poor” Results of 2010 Kasungu District Standard Eight Examination 12,000 pupils entered examination Of these, 6,000 […]

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08 DecNational Jesuit News features Loyola Jesuit Secondary School

The National Jesuit News service featured our efforts to build Loyola Jesuit Secondary School in October 2011. We thank them for their support in reporting on our progress and mission. Read the article here.

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08 DecChristmas

Dear Friends – Christmas greetings to you from Malawi! This is the first time in 22 years that one of my periodic letters “out of Africa” does not come from Zambia!  Yes, I’ve moved to the country next door, to a new and challenging assignment: fundraiser for our new Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (LJSS) in […]

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