Jesuit Brother Jim Boynton was missioned to Haiti in late 2009 to serve refugees through the Jesuit-founded Foi et Joie (Faith and Joy) school system. When the devastating earthquake hit the small Caribbean island nation on January 12, 2010, Br. Boynton answered the call to lead an emergency medical response team to Port-au-Prince. Today, Jesuits continue to provide support in the dire situation in Haiti a year after the natural disaster struck and continue to stand in solidarity with the people of Haiti during their time of need.
In January 2011, National Jesuit News spoke with Br. Boynton about his experiences in Haiti as part of its monthly podcast series. To listen, click here.
Below is a brief video highlighting Br. Boynton’s efforts to help rebuild Haiti through education and service:
In May 2010, Br. Jim Boynton, SJ, briefly returned from Haiti to share his story of the earthquake and hope for the future for the Haitian people. Br. Boynton met with donors in three cities and visited six high schools, offering gratitude for the tremendous prayerful and financial support of over 1,800 people, including Jesuit parishes and Jesuit schools. To see photos, click here.