Cameroon: Mill Hill Missionary General Superior to Attend Centenary Celebrations
As Mill Mill Missionaries and the Church in Cameroon prepare for the Celebration of the Centenary of evangelization by Mill Hill Missionaries in Cameroon on November 18, 2022, Right Rev Fr Michael Corcoran, the Mill Hill General Superior, arrived in Cameroon on the 8th of November ahead of this celebration. His visit to Cameroon in November instead of January, as has been the tradition, allowed him to visit missions in Cameroon and participate in the centenary Celebrations.
On his way to Mamfe, Fr Michael paid a courtesy visit to the Convent of the Sisters of St Thérèse of the Child Jesus of Buea. The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus of Buea was founded by Bishop Jules Peeters, MHM, the then Bishop of the Diocese of Buea, on June 25th, 1963. It was founded with permission from the Holy See to function as an Apostolic Diocesan Congregation of Religious Women with public vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience whose purpose is to glorify God through lives of total commitment to Him and the service of His Church.
During table sharing, the Mother Superior, Sr. Agnes Njume, SST, mentioned that the seed that the Mill Hillers sowed has blossomed, as the Congregation of the Sisters now has 97 members working in Cameroon and Spain.
Fr Michael, on his part, was amazed by the rich history left behind by the early missionaries in Cameroon, which has been kept alive by the Sisters.
Fr Michael was accompanied by Fr. Innocent Wefon, the Mill Hill Society representative for Cameroon.
By Fr Alexander Kimbi, MHM
On home leave in Cameroon.