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…

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…

‘Priest’ – Documentary on Life of ‘Ordinary Priest’ in England
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‘Priest’ – Documentary on Life of ‘Ordinary Priest’ in England

“I think people have a sort of rather narrow view of the priesthood and that it’s you know they they do Mass a few times week that’s about it – maybe they’ll take the odd confession and stuff like that – but generally speaking, it’s a relatively easy job and everything is alright with them…

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…

Arundel Cathedral Christmas 2020: ‘Unto us a Child is Born’
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Arundel Cathedral Christmas 2020: ‘Unto us a Child is Born’

Arundel Cathedral is in West Sussex, England. Music: Handel’s Messiah – For Unto Us A Child Is Born. Performed by Ansan City Choir, South Korea. Many thanks to Ansan City Choir for allowing the use of their musical performance recording as a soundtrack for this video. The Ansan City Choir, with a wide repertoire and…

San Jose, Philippines: Funeral Fr. Bill McAvoy MHM
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San Jose, Philippines: Funeral Fr. Bill McAvoy MHM

Today (December 22, 2020) we paid our last respect to Fr. William Kelly McAvoy mhm. The requiem mass was presided by the Bishop of San Jose de Antique, Marvyn A. Maceda. This celebration of the Holy Eucharist was attended by Mill Hill Missionaries, Mensa Domini Sisters, priests of the Diocese, other religious brothers and sisters,…

‘Born in a Stable’: The Plight of Those Who do not Belong
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‘Born in a Stable’: The Plight of Those Who do not Belong

On the 1st of April 2020, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, 14 guests from ‘Hope for Southall Street Homeless’ shelter were provided with hotel accommodation by Ealing council and the Greater London Authority. It addressed an immediate problem. Since then, the staff of HSSH have been supporting them as best as possible. The work…

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Rowan Williams: On Solid Foundation of Human Rights

“The survival of Christian faith does not depend on our resources or ingenuity,” he said. Invoking Jewish holocaust victim Etty Hillesum, he suggested the more modest aim ought to be to “live in such a way that it makes sense to say God lived in these times.” Source: CRUX Read more

Father William (Bill) McAvoy MHM has died. RIP
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Father William (Bill) McAvoy MHM has died. RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the morning of the 17th day of December, 2020 at The Antique Medical Center, San Jose, Antique, Philippines, at the age of 91 of Father William (Bill) McAvoy Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Bill, as we in Mill Hill affectionately…

Poor Clares of Arundel: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
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Poor Clares of Arundel: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Timothy Radcliffe O.P. on Creativity and Imagination
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Timothy Radcliffe O.P. on Creativity and Imagination

https://youtu.be/0j9bhHYSRCE In conversation with Paula Gooder, Timothy Radcliffe OP explores some of the ways that creativity and imagination can help us with the search for connection with each other, with ourselves, and with God. Please note that the sound occasionally distorts for a few seconds with an audio echo but this happens infrequently and the…

Suffering as a Way to Character, Maturity – A Reflection
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Suffering as a Way to Character, Maturity – A Reflection

COM-PASSION – BORN TO SUFFER – “WITH GOD IN RUSSIA”! (No way! Not him! Not to him! Wow)! I’m am beginning to understand why we all incline to or recline on horror stories or detective movies.  Ignatius of Loyola was no exception.  I am also sure we equally have a secret space in our rooms…