General Chapter Diary – Governance and Leadership
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General Chapter Diary – Governance and Leadership

Today the capitulants concluded a whole week of discussion and reflection on the major subjects of the General Chapter with a consideration of the theme of Governance and Leadership. Servant leadership, subsidiarity, the composition of the General Council and relevant portfolios as well as the place of residence and other issues were debated till late…

Pentecost – Preparing for the Coming of the Comforter/Advocate
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Pentecost – Preparing for the Coming of the Comforter/Advocate

What is it you really need? How we answer this question is disturbingly revealing about us. It indicates what we recognise as most necessary, as most essential. Whilst our initial meeting points with God are our perceived needs, we also know that God, as our creator and redeemer, is the one who most truly diagnoses…

General Chapter Diary – Taking the Plunge
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General Chapter Diary – Taking the Plunge

Today, Sunday, the delegates to the General Chapter took a well deserved ‘breather’, with some venturing out to London or visiting a place redolent with Mill Hill tradition like Courtfield, whilst others enjoyed a day of quiet relaxation by just staying put. In the week ahead the Chapter will enter the crucial phase of formulating…

General Chapter Diary – Extract from the General Superior’s Report
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General Chapter Diary – Extract from the General Superior’s Report

Our Call True missionaries, who never cease to be disciples,knows that Jesus walks with them, speaks to them, breathes with them, works with them. They sense Jesus alive with them in the midst of the missionary enterprise. Unless we see him present at the heart of the missionary commitment, our enthusiasm soon wanes and we…

General Chapter Diary
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General Chapter Diary

Today, Tuesday, the General Chapter began the process of receiving the reports of the General Superior and his Councillors. In his wide- ranging overview of the current state of mission of the Mill Hill Missionaries the General Superior, Fr Michael Concoran, made a number of recommendations. Among them an invitation to consider expanding our missionary…

Prophets of Joy – A Gospel Reflection for Participants General Chapter Mill Hill Missionaries
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Prophets of Joy – A Gospel Reflection for Participants General Chapter Mill Hill Missionaries

On the first day of the 19th Chapter of the Mill Hill missionaries the assembled delegates were taken on a journey of discovery of Gospel Joy in a day of recollection led by New Testament scholar and Dominican friar, Richard Ounsworth. Sharing elements of his personal search for a meaningful engagement in religious life, Fr…

Anna Qabale Duba: Kenyan Nurse Wins Prestigious Award
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Anna Qabale Duba: Kenyan Nurse Wins Prestigious Award

Duba lost many family members, which inspired her to study nursing. “Many lives would have been saved if there were health facilities. I lost many family members. That inspired me to want to help my people,” said Duba. She also has campaigned against harmful cultural practices such as female genital mutilation, or circumcision, and early…

Authorisation for Non-Clerics to be Major Superiors in Certain Cases – Pope Francis
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Authorisation for Non-Clerics to be Major Superiors in Certain Cases – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has authorised the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated and Societies of Apostolic Life to grant dispensations that would allow non-clerics to hold the office of Major Superior in some cases. The Holy Father did so in a rescript promulgated on Wednesday, concerning the possibility of a dispensation from Canon 588 §2 of the…