Mission in Ministry 2021: A spiritual reflection from Knock Shrine-Ireland
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Mission in Ministry 2021: A spiritual reflection from Knock Shrine-Ireland

“Letting Our Virtues Evolve” Much of our spirituality is hidden from ordinary people because it is cloaked in a language that is obscure. We could say that it was hijacked by theologians over many years. This development led to a language of spirituality that prevented the ordinary person from penetrating simple concepts, and of articulating…

John Doran MHM: Portrait of a Missionary
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John Doran MHM: Portrait of a Missionary

“I think the notion of becoming a missionary probably came from collecting the mission boxes with my mum,” Fr John said. “My Dad would usually go with her, but if he was working, I’d go with her, walking the streets with her like her own little bodyguard. “I also used to go to the Mill…

Mission to the North – A Poetic Reflection
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Mission to the North – A Poetic Reflection

“Mission to the East, Mission to the South, Mission to the West, Mission to the North” –So went my lyrics ! The Artic, here we come! Sunderland and New Castle, here we come!Burn Hall and Durham, we won’t let you go! London and England, the womb of MHM!Sentiments and nostalgia of decades of studying and…

Pope Francis: Mission Is……
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Pope Francis: Mission Is……

Pope Francis has included in his public discourses insistent references to the specific nature of the Church’s mission in the world. For example, the Holy Father has repeated numerous times that evangelization is not “proselytism”, and that the Church grows “by attraction” and by “witness” – a host of expressions all of which are oriented…

Christians Living in Climate of Fear: World Watch List 2021
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Christians Living in Climate of Fear: World Watch List 2021

Christians in six Asian countries live under extreme persecution where feudal, oligarchic, authoritarian and theocratic governments call the shots, says the latest report by a Christian advocacy group.The 2021 World Watch List, compiled by the US-based Christian advocacy group Open Doors, says North Korea, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Iran and India are hotbeds of Christian persecution…

Ecumenical Community of Grandchamp – Contemplative Journey towards Unity
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Ecumenical Community of Grandchamp – Contemplative Journey towards Unity

Each sister, Sister Anne Emmanuelle explains, has to leave the specificities of her Church to enter into the dimension of the community of Grandchamp, and she noted that this journey invariably evokes all the richness of the universal Church that emerges from this unity. “We all humbly advance on the path of Christ’s love,” and…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18 – 25 January
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18 – 25 January

Our spiritual well-being is as important as our physical well-being. In the past year both of these have been seriously challenged: the COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to be careful about our own health, taking precautions such as washing hands and wearing facemasks and maintaining social distance. Some of us have been ill or have…

Allotment Reflections: Mission Rooted in Closeness
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Allotment Reflections: Mission Rooted in Closeness

Where does evangelisation begin? I work in my allotment most days although there’s not much to do in December. I’d like to introduce you to a few of the allotmenteers I rub shoulders with. Take George, whose son punched and killed a man in a scuffle a few years ago. George’s son went to prison…

USA: How to Make Spiritual Sense of the Attack on the Capitol
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USA: How to Make Spiritual Sense of the Attack on the Capitol

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Divine Providence- A Reflection
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Divine Providence- A Reflection

“…Everything Na Double Double…” Every now and then “gospel” or religious lyrics spring up as bestseller, song-of-the-year, best singer thriller – the likes of Jerusalema in past months.  For the past twelve years or so, a preacher-singer stormed Sub-Saharan Africa with the pidgin English melodies and lyrics of e e e my God is good…

Facing the Future without Fear
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Facing the Future without Fear

Prophetic words from Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks as valid now as they were when thy were spoken three years ago. His recent book ‘Morality’ , published shortly before he died, elaborates on the theme. I wish all visitors to this Mill Hill Missionary website a blessed 2021. Fons Eppink mhm Read also: Jonathan Sacks remembered…

Christmas Solidarity
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Christmas Solidarity

“This Christmas there are people in prison in Hong Kong and throughout China who can’t be with their parents, spouses, wives, relatives and friends — and worse, are languishing in dire conditions and subjected to physical and mental torture and slavery. I cannot, in good conscience, enjoy Christmas celebrations without remembering my Hong Kong, Tibetan,…