Jesuits are called to serve on the frontiers, where the need is greatest. However, they sometimes face adversity and even risk their own well-being for others. One such frontier is the Middle East where over the past year, two Jesuits, Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar and Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio, have been kidnapped and another, Fr. Frans van der Lugt, has been killed.
The IN Network recently produced a video featuring Syrian Jesuit Scholastic Tony Homsy and New England Province Jesuit Fr. Michael Linden, who discuss the difficulties they face in their different roles working on the frontiers. Tony Homsy knew the late Fr. van der Lugt and is learning from his example in his new role as project manager for the Jesuit Refugee Service branch in Syria. Fr. Michael Linden has been working at the Jesuit Center in Amman, Jordan, since 2011 helping refugees and those in need.
Click below to view the video.