General Chapter Diary – Final Considerations
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General Chapter Diary – Final Considerations

After finishing the review and approval of the principal Chapter documents dealing with the five ‘umbrella areas’ viz Mission & Identity, Formation, Governance & Leadership, Care of Members & Associates and Finance & Stewardship the capitulants turned their attention this morning to a mix of issues still be discussed and decided upon by this General…

General Chapter Closing Mass
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General Chapter Closing Mass

The closing Mass of the General Chapter of the Mill Hill Missionaries will be livestreamed from the church of Our Lady and St Edmund in Abingdon. Date and time: Saturday 11 June at 4 pm. https://www.ourladyandstedmund.org.uk/live-services The newly elected leadership team will preside.

General Chapter Diary: Review and Approval of Final Statements 2
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General Chapter Diary: Review and Approval of Final Statements 2

Today the Chapter continued its review and approval of final statement as prepared by the writing committee. The statements on Governance & Leadership, Care of members & Associates as well as Finance were carefully examined, edited and voted upon.

General Chapter Diary: Review and Approval of Final Statements
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General Chapter Diary: Review and Approval of Final Statements

Today the capitulants had a late morning start to allow the writing committee to finish draft versions of the final statements of the 19th General Chapter. The first item on the agenda, when the Chapter convened at 11 am, was to finish the election process by designating a Vicar General from among the three elected…

General Chapter Diary – Election Process 2
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General Chapter Diary – Election Process 2

This afternoon the General Chapter continued the election process. Three General Councillors were elected: Africa – Philip Adede Amek Asia- Bernie Luna Europe and North America: – Gerry Hastie Further pics on FLICKr The election of the vicar general was postponed till tomorrow, Tuesday.

General Chapter Diary- Election Process
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General Chapter Diary- Election Process

Breaking News: The 19th General Chapter of the Mill Hill Missionaries has just re-elected Fr Michael Corcoran to the office of General Superior. Congratulations, Michael! In the afternoon the process will continue with the election of three General Councillors View additional pics on FLICKr

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…

General Chapter Diary: Finance
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General Chapter Diary: Finance

Today’s proceedings at the general chapter focusing on finance could suitably be placed under the proverbial heading: ‘cut your coat according to your cloth’. A lively awareness that careful consideration is required to keep a balance between all aspects of our missionary endeavours and the means at our disposal has taken hold. Within this context…

Pope’s June Prayer Intention – For Families
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Pope’s June Prayer Intention – For Families

The family is the place where we learn to live with one another, to live with young people and with those who are older. And by being united —young people, the elderly, adults, children—, by being united in our differences, we evangelize with our example of life. Of course, there is no such thing as…

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 – Formation
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General Chapter Diary – Formation

A string of formation centres ranging from basic formation to first and second cycle dot the landscape of the different countries and continents where Mill Hill Missionaries are active. We are grateful for the steady stream of vocations originating from Africa and Asia whilst being keenly aware of the ensuing responsibility of providing suitable quality…