New: A Video of Fr. Gary Smith, S.J.'s Presentation at Creighton
See the link below.
Photos from the Refugee Camps of Northern Uganda,
courtesy of Fr. Don Doll, S.J., Creighton University

(Available from Loyola Press.)



Photos from Rhino Camp, Adjumani, and other camps in the area, taken by Fr. Don Doll, S.J.

Adjumani, site of JRS along the Nile, home to more than 60,000 refugees.  Gary Smith, S.J., Oregon Province, is pastoral coordinator for almost 100,000 people on both sides of the Nile River. Text and Photo by Don Doll, S.J.

Fr. Gary Smith, S.J. - 2005 - serving in the Adjumani Camp



In Pabbo, a refugee camp for some 67,000 IDP's [Internally Displaced Persons], the World Food Program gives each family 50 KG of Maize, 25 KG of beans, and 5 liters of cooking oil per month.  It usually lasts about two weeks, with one meal per day. 

The refugees often supplant their diet with cassava, a tree root which is pounded into a paste.  They don't cultivate more than 2 KM from the camp for fear of abduction from the rebels. Text and Photo by Don Doll, S.J.Read the Sharing that our readers sent us one recent Lent.



We invited 50 people who regularly use our site to prayerfully read this powerful book and to share with us the graces they receive, reflecting upon it during Lent. Each week we added their sharing here and on the links to the right.

We invited Fr. Gary Smith, S.J. to Creighton's Campus.

Watch a Video of his wonderful presentation to us.

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A Plan for Prayerfully Reading the book and Prayerfully Reflecting along with the Sharing each week.

Lenten Retreat Sharing
Week by Week:

Meet our Readers

Ash Wednesday

The First Four Days

The First Week of Lent

The Second Week of Lent

The Third Week of Lent

The Fourth Week of Lent

The Fifth Week of Lent

Holy Week:

Easter Week:

Adjumani, site of JRS along the Nile, home to more than 60,000 refugees.  Photo by Don Doll, S.J.

A Bwola dance, a Luo traditional Royal Dance by Alere's Music, Dance and Drama Club in Adjumani.

Women selling food in Adjumani - Photo by Don Doll, S.J.




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