“I think the notion of becoming a missionary probably came from collecting the mission boxes with my mum,” Fr John said. “My Dad would usually go with her, but if he was working, I’d go with her, walking the streets with her like her own little bodyguard.
“I also used to go to the Mill Hill House nearby and read all the missionaries’ magazines. I’ve always sold the Comboni Missionaries Calendar too after making a promise to them after telling them I’d committed myself to the Mill Hill Fathers in the wake of a talk at my school. Both my Mum and I sold it on their behalf and because of that promise that I still do that to this day nearly 60 years later!”
Source: Missio Scotland