Fr Dushan Croos SJ comes from North London of a Sri Lankan family, but does not speak the languages of Sri Lanka and has never lived there. In his sixteen years of Jesuit life he’s lived in France, for his Theology; Bosnia, with the Jesuit Refugee Service; Mexico, for a crash course in Spanish; and Chile, for the last stage of Jesuit Formation known as Tertianship. As a result he does have some French and Spanish and so is often accused of thinking in subordinate clauses. For four of his five years of priesthood he was Chaplain to Wimbledon College. His Physics studies in Manchester disappointingly did not reveal how one could travel in space and time in a telephone box that is larger on the inside than outside. He has recently resumed playing the piano, but the Geneva Conventions probably forbid allowing anyone else to listen.
Fr Keith McMillan SJ (more to follow shortly!)
Alexandra Harrod studied Ancient History at St. Andrew’s University which turned out to be an unlikely, but perfect preparation for working for the Church in such contrasting environments as the Philippines (with the Associate Missionaries of the Assumption) to rural North Yorkshire (Assistant Chaplain at Ampleforth College). The move to The Oxford Chaplaincy as Assistant Chaplain in 2009 was another unexpected and delightful development. Life is never dull!