Fr. Sheehan visits Amman, Jordan
From March 5 to 11, Provincial Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, visited the Jesuit Center in Amman, Jordan and met with Jesuit Frs. Michael Linden, Al Hicks, and Paul Mankowski.
Fr. Mankowski has been acting pastor for this past year in the English-speaking parish that serves the Latin Catholic parishes of Amman, offering Masses that are very heavily attended by the many domestic workers from the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and India working in Jordan, as well as businesspersons and embassy staff. He will be returning to his province in a few months.
Fr. Linden has been superior for a few months and is working with the staff of the Jesuit Center in expanding the Center’s outreach to Christians in Jordan as well as supporting the work of the Jesuit Refugee Service. Fr. Hicks continues his ministry at the Center and assisting in the parish.
V. Rev. Victor Assouad, SJ, Provincial of the Near East Province, came to visit Amman, along with Mr. Dan Corrou, SJ, who is teaching English and studying Arabic in Beirut. The visit ended with a courtesy call on Archbishop Lahham, vicar in Jordan for the Patriarch of Jerusalem who expressed his hope that the Jesuits would continue to be an active presence in Jordan.
Photo: Fr. Provincial Myles Sheehan, (left) visits the Jesuit Center in Amman, Jordan with Archbishop Lahham (center) and Fr. Michael Linden, SJ.