6th April 2020

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

Father Thomas Keoghan MHM RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the of March, 2020, in Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland aged 95 of Father Tom Keoghan Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace   Tom was born on 10th of June, 1924 at Lisduff, Virginia, Ireland, in the diocese of Kilmore. His father, Thomas, was a mason, married to Elizabeth (née Hetherton). … Read more

Kenya: Handing on the Missionary Baton

I first met Tom McGrath in Luanda when I joined my basic formation program. I had the impression of a man who was so much in love with his mission. Every Wednesday after pastoral outreach, Tom would be there to welcome us back and listen to our stories. Many times we spent the day out with him. It was such a honour to be with … Read more

Notification Chapter 2020 Blog

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Poor Clares, Galway, Ireland: ‘Calm the Soul’

The Poor Clare sisters, an enclosed group of sisters living in the city of Galway since the mid 1600s put together a  book with prayers and meditations and published it in 2012. The book is called “Calm the soul: a book of simple wisdom and prayer.”  Many of the prayers and meditations  have been previously posted on their website.  The website is to help busy … Read more

All Saints or Halloween? A Young Mill Hill Missionary Ponders

All Hallows day: A day for Exultation of Evil Spirits or the Saints? A question for any practicing Catholic. All Hallows or all Saints day in our generation has become one of most popular celebrations depending on where you are from 31st October to 2nd November. Last year I happened to be in Europe, more precisely in Ireland, on these days. A few weeks before … Read more

Fr Declan O’Toole Memorial Fellowship

The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda is launching a new Fellowship from 2020/2021 in memory of Fr Declan O’Toole, who was killed in tragic circumstances in March 2002 in Kotido, Karamoja sub-district. The purpose of this fellowship is to support capacity building and skills development amongst Karamojong working in local Government and civil society in Karamoja, in sectors of particular relevance to the Irish Embassy … Read more

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