General Chapter Diary – Mission and Identity
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General Chapter Diary – Mission and Identity

Personal sharing and communal reflection on ‘Mission and Identity’ are common fare at every General Chapter. So also this time around. There was a real feel of synergy and quiet passion in today’s exchanges between the delegates as they endeavoured to attune received formulations and ways of thinking to contemporary challenges . Formulations such as…

General Chapter Diary – Initial Sharing
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General Chapter Diary – Initial Sharing

On the menu for the Chapter today, Monday, was a first look at the overarching themes of Mission & Identity, Governance & Leadership , Formation, Care of Members & Associates, and Finance & Stewardship. The various table groups shared their thoughts and sketched proposals in an (almost) day-long plenary session. Each theme will be given…

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: Prayerful Discernment
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General Chapter Diary: Prayerful Discernment

Having listened to the General Council’s Reports the participants of 19th General Chapter of the Mill Hill Missionaries have entered into a new phase of the Chapter process today, Saturday. As a matter of priority ample time is given for personal reflection – infused with prayer – to attune to the whisperings of the Spirit…

General Chapter Diary: Lay Missionary Associates
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General Chapter Diary: Lay Missionary Associates

A short extract from the General Council’s report on Lay Association. What is the way forward in the rapidly changing social and religious environment? A question for the Chapter. Viewed historically, we can observe that the Associate Programme functioned well for a while in a specific context, with most Associates coming from Christian faith communities…

General Chapter Diary: Mission to Europe and North America
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General Chapter Diary: Mission to Europe and North America

A brief extract from the General Council’s Report on Mission to Europe and North America. The changing environment for Mission in Europe and North America A number of external trends which were already present but have become even more visible during the period of the mandate of this General Council may be noted: Growing secularisation,…

General Chapter Diary: An Asian Perspective
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General Chapter Diary: An Asian Perspective

What follow is an extract from the report of the General Councillor for Asia, Jimmy Lindero, to the General Chapter The Social – Political Situation Asia is undergoing a dynamic economic development. China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and India represent new economic centres. There is great technological change. Yet most people are still…

General Chapter Diary – A hopeful Vision of the Future
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General Chapter Diary – A hopeful Vision of the Future

Currently the General Chapter of the Mill Hill Missionaries being held in Abingdon, UK, is receiving the reports of the General Council. Andrew Mukulu, the Councillor for Africa, shared his vision of the future: Looking to the FutureEven within a space of 7 years 2015-2022, a lot has changed on the African Continent. Ourmission has…

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…

Laudato Si’ Seventh Anniversary
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Laudato Si’ Seventh Anniversary

Today, also in the light of the dramatic experience of the pandemic that has brought us to our knees and the war that continues to sow terror and destruction, the “prophetic” insights and the power of Pope Francis’ text have become increasingly clear. On the one hand, they are as simple as the verse in…