Lockdown – A Song for our Time
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Lockdown – A Song for our Time

Lockdown Yes there is fear. Yes there is isolation. Yes there is panic buying. Yes there is sickness. Yes there is even death.   But, They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise You can hear the birds again. They say that after just a few weeks of quiet The sky is…

St Jozefhuis, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Two Senior Lay Missionary Associates Renew Contract
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St Jozefhuis, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Two Senior Lay Missionary Associates Renew Contract

The customary celebration of the Feast day of St Joseph, Patron Saint of the Mill Hill Missionaries, on March 19th at St Josefhuis, Oosterbeek, this year was given an additional sparkle by the renewal of contract of two senior residents.  Jan Laarakker (*1929) and Nicolas (Ko) Klaver (*1944), two long-standing Mill Hill Missionary Associates, renewed…

Cambodia: Celebrating St Joseph’s Day amid Coronavirus Concerns
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Cambodia: Celebrating St Joseph’s Day amid Coronavirus Concerns

Feast day greetings from Siem Reap!!! We hope you are all well in spite of the present pandemic-Covid19 which bitterly disturbed all our activities including the feast day celebration. In Siem Reap, we we’re able to offer mass in the morning presided by Fr. Totet, SJ which we concelebrated. Since public gathering is not allowed…

India: Amid Coronavirus Emergency Missionaries of Charity Aim to Protect ‘Poorest of the Poor’
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India: Amid Coronavirus Emergency Missionaries of Charity Aim to Protect ‘Poorest of the Poor’

India is currently testing less than 100 people a day for the COVID-19 coronavirus, with officials saying that they need to save money for other diseases that are more prevalent in the country. Less than 12,000 people have been tested in the entire country. This means it’s likely the number of cases of COVID-19 is…

Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John: The Man Born Blind
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Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John: The Man Born Blind

The revolution of Tenderness – A Reflection
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The revolution of Tenderness – A Reflection

THE REVOLUTION OF TENDERNESS Tenderness is disappearing from men’s hearts and minds; that which is the feminine genius. Tenderness is chased out or crushed by violence, complacency, power and hardened hearts. Tenderness is constantly and progressively replaced by…… The Revolution of Tenderness is not the revolution of lust, sex, avarice but of conversion, compassion, healing,…

DR Congo: Cardinal Tagle to Represent Pope at Eucharistic Congress
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DR Congo: Cardinal Tagle to Represent Pope at Eucharistic Congress

The appointment of Cardinal Tagle to represent Pope Francis at the Congress was made public Wednesday, March 18 at the Vatican and published by the Holy See Press Office. Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Tagle, while serving the Archbishop of Manila, Philippines, as the head of Propaganda Fide Prefect in December 2019, taking over from Fernando Cardinal…

Feast of St Joseph, Patron Saint of the Mill Hill Missionaries
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Feast of St Joseph, Patron Saint of the Mill Hill Missionaries

Prayer to St Joseph written by St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) on March 19th, 1939, not long before she was arrested and transported to the extermination camp at Auschwitz. St. Joseph, take care   Heavy and dark press lead-gray skies. Is it night forever and will the light never shine again for…

Saint Joseph, Please Give us a Sign of your Goodness…
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Saint Joseph, Please Give us a Sign of your Goodness…

SAINT JOSEPH, PLEASE GIVE US A SIGN OF YOUR GOODNESS…   This is one of two Miraculous interventions of St Joseph as recounted by Sr Emmanuel Maillard in her book, PEACE WILL HAVE THE LAST WORD.  When I read this book and this miraculous story of St Joseph, our dear Patron last year, I immediately thought…

Suara, Mill Hill Missionary Magazine for Malaysia
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Suara, Mill Hill Missionary Magazine for Malaysia

It is Good to be Here My name is Fr. Liam Durrant and I was born and brought up in London, England. I am delighted to have received a mission appointment to work in the Diocese of Miri. I arrived here at the beginning of May last year and have been assigned to work in…

Pakistan: Sindh Province Badly Hit by Coronavirus
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Pakistan: Sindh Province Badly Hit by Coronavirus

Officials in Pakistan’s Sindh province have reached out to minority leaders in a bid to combat the coronavirus that has badly hit the country’s southern region. The move came as Pakistan saw its biggest daily spike of Covid-19 cases on March 16. According to federal and provincial health officials, the number of coronavirus cases jumped from 33…

Humour in Times of Coronavirus – A View from South Africa
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Humour in Times of Coronavirus – A View from South Africa

Almost immediately after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in South Africa, the jokes started. From memes featuring prominent politicians to bad puns, from TikTok video clips to pictures of people posing with silly home-made protective gear, South Africans took to Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook to make fun of the virus. It is not unusual for South Africans…