Australia – Mission among Indigenous people

Forty years after the Jesuits re-established their mission among Indigenous people at Balgo, Australian Provincial Fr Steve Curtin SJ has sent a letter to the Province saying that the Jesuits’ commitment to Indigenous ministry remains strong. The letter marks the anniversary of the mission’s founding, and encourages people to continue to deepen their engagement with Indigenous people. Around this time, forty years ago, Fr Peter Kelly, as Provincial, decided to mission Pat Mullins and Brian McCoy to Balgo Mission as part of their regency. This was a new and challenging decision for the Australian Province. The letter can be read here…