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11th July 2020

Meet an Irish Missionary in Sindh, Pakistan

The hour-long call will include prayer, a short introduction and a question and answer session. The Columbans hope this will be a real encounter, not just an event to watch, so numbers will be limited. Fr Liam was born in Ireland and now lives in Hyderabad, located in the Sindh province of Pakistan. He is passionate about justice, peace and caring for creation. Being based … Read more

Ireland: The Covid-19 Story from the Mill Hill Missionaries at St Joseph’s, Dublin (Part 2)

We had a number of members in isolation. Each phoned the doctor and explained their symptoms and we took the temperatures and let the doctor know if there were any of concern.  Each one in isolation required meals so three times a day trays of food were prepared and brought round to the rooms of those in isolation. A chair had been put outside the … Read more

Ireland: The Covid-19 Story from the Mill Hill Missionaries at St Joseph’s, Dublin (Part 1)

In the late afternoon of the 26th March we found out from the hospital that one of our members who had been admitted a few days previously was Covid 19 positive.  Already some members had been in isolation in their rooms from the 16th of March.  Writing tonight, some 13 members were in isolation at some stage to the end of April eight of them … Read more

Archbishop Neary of Tuam, Ireland: Central Question amid current Coronacrisis is: Do You Believe?

For the Church in Ireland this has come at a time of weakness unparalleled in its recent history. And yet the challenge was met. Parishes organised Masses on webcam and radio. Many priests and bishops took to ministry via online and digital media with flair and creativity. A tired Church, wearied by relentless change, found new strength in a context of general human emergency. And … Read more

Ireland: New Director for World Missions Ireland

We are thrilled to introduce you to Fr Michael O’Sullivan M.Afr., the new Director of World Missions Ireland! Fr Michael, a fluent French and Arabic speaker, was selected for the role after returning to Ireland following more than twenty-five years of missionary service in the Middle East. Michael is a member of the White Fathers of Africa and originally from Kilrush, County Clare. He joins World Missions Ireland with a … Read more

Father Robert (Fachtna) Staunton MHM RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the 30th March 2020 at 7.25 in the morning at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland at the age of 85 of Father Robert (Fachtna) Staunton Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Fr. Robert (Fachtna) Staunton was born in Timoleague, Cork on 21st July 1934 to Denis Staunton and Catherine Collins. His … Read more

Ireland: Church Bells to Ring on St Patrick’s Day

“At this time, due to the Coronavirus, Mass is being celebrated but without the congregation being physically present so the ringing of Church bells is a call to prayer – wherever you are – and a reminder of the faith that has sustained the people of our island throughout the centuries,” Bishop Phonsie said. “The bell ringing is also an expression of social solidarity, an … Read more

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