Born in Leeds, Father Desmond Donovan was ordained in 1960 after doing his novitiate at Roehampton. He then taught for five years at Saint Aidan’s College in Grahamstown, South Africa. He served for two years at Harare Mission in Salisbury, Rhodesia, followed by a stint as the Superior at Saint Paul’s Mission in Musami from 1969-1974. On January 15, 1978, Father Donovan was abducted while riding his motorcycle from his mission station at Makumbi to Govera, an outlying mass center in the Chinamora African tribal area about thirty miles north of Salisbury. Though his motorcycle was later found buried, no trace of Father Donovan has ever been discovered.

Sources: http://archive.catholicherald.co.uk/article/20th-january-1978/1/fears-for-missin-jesuit

http://www.rhodesia.nl/mission.htm

Shannon Doyle

Shannon Doyle is a Junior at John Carroll university from Westfield, NJ. Last semester she studied at NUI Maynooth in Ireland. She is majoring in sociology with a minor in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights and is planning to complete her masters in Non-Profit Administration. She bacame interested in the Ignatian Solidarity network after attending the Ignatian Family Teach-in last fall. She has been involved in many volunteer activities in and outside of campus including volunteering each summer at Sister Pat’s Kids Camp in New York for kids with cancer and blood disorders. last summer she also volunteered with the York Street Project in Jersey City which helps young mothers complete their high school degree. At John Carroll she is also President of the Carroll Cinema Society and a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Team.