Pope Francis on Vocational Discernment and Formation
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Pope Francis on Vocational Discernment and Formation

“When discerning whether or not a person can embark on a vocational journey, it is necessary to scrutinize and evaluate him in an integral way: to consider his way of experiencing affections, relationships, spaces, roles, responsibilities, as well as his frailties, fears, and imbalances,” Pope Francis said. “The whole journey must initiate processes aimed at…

Kenya: Six MHM Students Engaged in 30 Day Ignatian Spiritual Exercices
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Kenya: Six MHM Students Engaged in 30 Day Ignatian Spiritual Exercices

THE JOY OF EXPERIENCING 30 DAYS RETREAT Our Journey (Joseph Kindong, Elvost Lunchi, Nelson Kum, Kingsley Botambo, Conrad Yong and I) began on 12th May 2022 at 10 am from Nairobi to “Subukia” National Shrine in the Diocese of Nakuru. It’s a journey of a distance of about 193.5kilometers by road and approximately four hours…

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Kenya: A Former Mill Hill Missionary Student’s Life Story

Another crisis is a remark he was told in the 1980s as a primary school student in Siaya that, given the poverty that plagued his family, however much he studied, he wouldn’t amount to much. Dr Ogola is the sixth born of 11 children in a family that operated between Nairobi’s Kibera and Siaya. His…

Kenya: Joys and Challenges of Seminary Formation
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Kenya: Joys and Challenges of Seminary Formation

In the June 3 interview, Archbishop Muhatia encouraged people of goodwill in Kenya to support the formation of Seminarians financially because funds from foreign sources are diminishing.  “Previously, the formation of our Clergy used to rely entirely on the Holy Father. The Holy Father would beg and ask volunteers to help us form our Priests,” he…

General Chapter Diary: Review and Approval of Final Statements
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General Chapter Diary: Review and Approval of Final Statements

Today the capitulants had a late morning start to allow the writing committee to finish draft versions of the final statements of the 19th General Chapter. The first item on the agenda, when the Chapter convened at 11 am, was to finish the election process by designating a Vicar General from among the three elected…

General Chapter Diary – Formation
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General Chapter Diary – Formation

A string of formation centres ranging from basic formation to first and second cycle dot the landscape of the different countries and continents where Mill Hill Missionaries are active. We are grateful for the steady stream of vocations originating from Africa and Asia whilst being keenly aware of the ensuing responsibility of providing suitable quality…

Good Shepherd Sunday – Pope Francis on Vocation
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Good Shepherd Sunday – Pope Francis on Vocation

The word “vocation” should not be understood restrictively, as referring simply to those who follow the Lord through a life of special consecration. All of us are called to share in Christ’s mission to reunite a fragmented humanity and to reconcile it with God. Each man and woman, even before encountering Christ and embracing the…

Mourning Mill Hill Missionary Seminarian Paul Masereka
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Mourning Mill Hill Missionary Seminarian Paul Masereka

The body of Seminarian Paul Masereka, a 30-year-old Member of the Congregation of  Jinja Mill Hill,  has been laid to rest at his ancestral Home in Kyambogho cell, Mpondwe Lhubiriha town council in Kasese district with a call on believers to be humble and use their talents for God’s will. In his homily while presiding…

Luanda, Kenya: Saint Joseph’s Day Anticipated
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Luanda, Kenya: Saint Joseph’s Day Anticipated

St Joseph’s day at Luanda It was to be celebrated on 19th March which is Saturday but due to the upcoming installation of the Archbishop of Kisumu the same day, we decided to celebrate on Wednesday 16th March 2022. The Mill Hill communities of Kisumu and Luanda were coming together as the ‘western cluster’ to…

Buea, Cameroon: Bishop Suppresses Six ‘Congregations’
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Buea, Cameroon: Bishop Suppresses Six ‘Congregations’

The Bishop of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese has “suppressed without exception” six “congregations” that were masquerading as Institutes of Diocesan Right from operating in his Episcopal See. In his Wednesday, February 16 pastoral letter, Bishop Michael Bibi gives a six-day ultimatum to members of the missionary Sons of Saint Peter, Little Sons of the Eucharist, the Missionary Sons of Saint…

Ireland: Dramatic Decline in Number of Priests
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Ireland: Dramatic Decline in Number of Priests

More than 21% of Ireland’s entire population of parish priests and brothers — both serving and retired — have died in just three years. The Association of Catholic Priests says that parishes are going to have to be amalgamated, churches closed, and fewer Masses held. Fr John Collins, one of the ACP’s directors, said: “The…