After a great pilgrimage to Poland last summer as part of preparations for World Youth Day, the Irish Jesuits are organising another Magis (more or greater) event this summer for young adults aged 18-35. Taking place in Ireland from 22 – 29 July, 2017, participants can choose between 2 options: a pilgrimage from Dublin to Glendalough or a faith and ecology experience in Wicklow Town. The group will be joined by other young people from Europe.
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For some years I had been thinking out loud about engaging in volunteer work. Each time I expressed these thoughts my wife would reply, “Yes, wait until you retire”. I worked as Career Guidance Counsellor in St.Finian’s College, Mullingar, Ireland. Five years previously I had completed a training course with Viatores Christi in overseas volunteer work.
Retirement came in June 2014, after my 65th birthday. That week an email arrived asking if I was interested in going to Zambia to assist the Jesuits there setting up a commercial dairy farm enterprise; I had also retired from running my own 55 cow dairy farm about eight years ago. Since God had blessed me with a healthy family and good health, my wife and I decided it was a great opportunity to give a little assistance back to people who are less well off.
KATC promotes the formation of study circles in the villages. This is a method of adult participatory education. A small group of 7 to 12 farmers come together to form a study circle group. The group chooses the topic it would like to study. There is a group leader, who need not be an expert in the subject matter, who is trained in study-circle leadership skills, and whose task it is to animate the group. All participants contribute to the learning process by sharing information and working on practical exercises together.
Patna. 22 Dec: Hundreds of students from St. Joseph’s, May Flower, Don Bosco, J.N Public and A.N College gathered together at the Tarumitra Farm to watch the Secretary of the Deptt. Urban Development Dr. S. Sidharth showering flowers of blessing on their Organic ranch. Putting in hard work for two years the students raised good crops of Potatoes, rare rice varieties and many vegetables in the farm resorting totally to organic methods of cultivation.