Sacred Heart – A Personal Reflection
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Sacred Heart – A Personal Reflection

…THAT THEY/WE MAY HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT TO THE FULL MISSION PRE- AND POST- COVID-19, MISSION PRE- AND POST- CHAPTER 2022 In this Month and Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in which we pray for each living member of our Society, the month in which our founder died and in which we…

Festa de Despedida – Fr Jac Hetsen MHM Bids Farewell to Lusophone Parish in Amsterdam
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Festa de Despedida – Fr Jac Hetsen MHM Bids Farewell to Lusophone Parish in Amsterdam

It was my farewell party from the Portuguese speaking Fatima parish. I was privileged to work there for sixteen years and to allow myslef to be touched by their faith and their lives as migrants in this Dutch society. Some were “legal” and others were undocumented. We didn’t care, because they wanted to survive. The…

Pope Francis on Vocational Discernment and Formation
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Pope Francis on Vocational Discernment and Formation

“When discerning whether or not a person can embark on a vocational journey, it is necessary to scrutinize and evaluate him in an integral way: to consider his way of experiencing affections, relationships, spaces, roles, responsibilities, as well as his frailties, fears, and imbalances,” Pope Francis said. “The whole journey must initiate processes aimed at…

‘Don’t Forget the Poor’ – Pope Francis
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‘Don’t Forget the Poor’ – Pope Francis

“Where the poor are concerned, it is not talk that matters; what matters is rolling up our sleeves and putting our faith into practice through a direct involvement, one that cannot be delegated,” Pope Francis said. “No one must say that they cannot be close to the poor because their own lifestyle demands more attention…

General Chapter Diary- Closing Eucharist
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General Chapter Diary- Closing Eucharist

This Saturday afternoon, June 11, the participants of the 19th Chapter of the Mill Hill Missionaries gathered at the church of OUr Lady and St Edmund in Abingdon for the livestreamed closing Eucharist. General Superior, Michael Corcoran, preached inspiringly: “Standing on the shoulders of our elders – our ancestors – a new generation of Mill…

General Chapter Diary – Endings
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General Chapter Diary – Endings

Today, Saturday June 11, is a celebration of endings. The 19th General Chapter of the Mill Hill Missionaries is drawing to a close. The capitulants started the morning’s proceedings by together reciting the General Chapter prayer one last time. This was followed by a presentation of the division of portfolios among the members of the…

General Chapter Diary – A Short Recess
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General Chapter Diary – A Short Recess

Having finished the ordinary Chapter business the capitulants are enjoying a well-deserved free day. The Chapter will reconvene on Saturday morning, June 11, for the signing of the requisite documents and the closing address by the re-elected General Superior, Michael Corcoran MHM. This will be followed in the afternoon by the closing Eucharist and a…

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.