Source: Manila Standard Today
The Philippine Jesuit Aid Association (PJAA) is banking on donations a new book on the Jesuit mission in Mindanao to help with the care of infirm Jesuits and the formation of future members of the Society of Jesus.
“The funds will go a long way to serve our fellow Jesuits who gave their all in mission and would still do so were not for their illness and old age,” said Fr. Herbert Schneider, S.J.
Father Schneider, PJAAI executive director, explained that the donations for the coffee table book “Jesuits in Mindanao, The Mission” goes directly to the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus through the Philippine Jesuit Aid Association, which serves as the development office of the Province.
The book, which shows on its cover a white-cassocked priest riding a carabao, chronicles the life and joys of Jesuit missionaries among the people in Mindanao.
The 300-page book also honors Jesuits present and past, the schools they built, and the people whose lives and thoughts they were able to influence. The book feature, Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan, the Ateneo de Davao and the Ateneo de Zamboanga.
The book presents in a very interesting and pictorial way the history of the Jesuit Mission in Mindanao, especially since their return to the Philippines in 1861.
The book is very well laid out and was beautifully printed in Singapore. It is the hope of the Philippine Province to raise about 9 million Pesos from a minimum donation for the book of 5,000.00 Pesos and from people making a more generous donation in support of the Philippine Jesuit Province.
PJAA is a PCNC accredited institution. Proper acknowledgment and official receipts will be issued for all donations. The Philippine Jesuit Aid Association can issue Certificates of Donation for corporate gifts.