The twice postponed 19th General Chapter of the Mill Hill Missionaries is due to convene on 21st May 2022 at the Milton Hill House in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.
Originally set to have taken place in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2020, the event had to be rescheduled twice and the venue changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently preparations for the General Chapter are being finalised. The committee collating the numerous individual and group submissions has completed its task. Members of the preparatory committee are in the process of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s.
Delegates coming from Africa and Asia are fully engaged in securing the necessary documents for entry into the UK.
All being well the 26 delegates, observers and ex-officio members plus facilitator and officials are set to gather on May 21st for three weeks of deliberations guided by the overall theme ‘that they may have life in abundance’.
The Chapter Prayer, meanwhile, sustains our preparations:
God our Father,
you sent your Son into the world
that through him all people might have life
and have it in abundance.
Since its foundation,
you have filled our Society with your Spirit
and inspired Mill Hill Missionaries
to go into the world to share the Good News
and to invite people to the fullness of life in Christ.
Pour the abundance of your Spirit upon us
as we prepare for our General Chapter.
Renew in us the charism of Herbert Vaughan:
to go out to those in greatest need of God’s grace.
May we discern your guiding hand leading us
and inspiring us to commit ourselves ever more fully
to the mission of the Blessed Trinity,
who lives and reigns for ever. Amen.
Mary, Mother of Missionaries, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
Our patron saints, pray for us.
Fons Eppink mhm