Jesuit Boyton’s Mission in Haiti

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Last fall, Jesuit Brother Jim Boynton was missioned to northern Haiti to serve refugees through the Jesuit-founded “Foi et Joie” (Faith and Joy) school system. On January 12, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake devastated the capital city of Port-au-Prince 80 miles away. The next day, the Jesuit superior in the area sent Br. Boynton an email saying, “I know that you have led medical brigades in the past . . . I want you to bring doctors immediately.”

Filled with fear and faith, Boynton connected with a group of Jesuit-educated former soldiers and health care professionals and headed into the heart of the crisis to serve the greatest needs. In a video interview with the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus, Boynton shares his story and his mission to help rebuild Haiti through education and service. Click on the picture of Boyton below to be taken to the video interview with him.

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