Thursday, 9 February 2017

Going to the Far East-retracing the steps of many Irish Jesuits.

Going to the Far East was an expression used by many missionaries in the past to mean they were  going to China and South East Asia.  It is indeed still far away-over 14 hour flying time from Dublin to Hong Kong. When the first Irish Jesuits went out in 1925 it took over a month to journey by boat.

Over 125 Irish Jesuits  have gone to the Far East  and a few remain.  6 Irish Jesuits live in Hong Kong, 2 in Japan, 1 in Singapore and one in Cambodia. It is indeed an interesting journey to visit them  in Hong Kong, Cambodia and Singapore.

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