Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Out-of-the Ordinary Regional Day
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Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Out-of-the Ordinary Regional Day

On this beautiful autumn day, Wednesday 5th October, most of the Mill Hillers of the Dutch Region gathered, indeed most in the autumn of their lives, to discuss the future of the congregation, as expressed at the Mill Hill General Chapter in May-June of this year. One of the important experiences was the meeting of…

Mill Hill Missionaries in India Take Stock of Chapter Resolutions
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Mill Hill Missionaries in India Take Stock of Chapter Resolutions

“Rejoice always. Pray continually. Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ” 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18. The visitation of Fr. Bernie Luna, the General Councillor for Asia has provided an opportunity for the members in India to come together to reflection on the proceedings of 19th Chapter of…

General Chapter Diary- Closing Eucharist
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General Chapter Diary- Closing Eucharist

This Saturday afternoon, June 11, the participants of the 19th Chapter of the Mill Hill Missionaries gathered at the church of OUr Lady and St Edmund in Abingdon for the livestreamed closing Eucharist. General Superior, Michael Corcoran, preached inspiringly: “Standing on the shoulders of our elders – our ancestors – a new generation of Mill…

General Chapter Diary – Endings
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General Chapter Diary – Endings

Today, Saturday June 11, is a celebration of endings. The 19th General Chapter of the Mill Hill Missionaries is drawing to a close. The capitulants started the morning’s proceedings by together reciting the General Chapter prayer one last time. This was followed by a presentation of the division of portfolios among the members of the…

General Chapter Diary – A Short Recess
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General Chapter Diary – A Short Recess

Having finished the ordinary Chapter business the capitulants are enjoying a well-deserved free day. The Chapter will reconvene on Saturday morning, June 11, for the signing of the requisite documents and the closing address by the re-elected General Superior, Michael Corcoran MHM. This will be followed in the afternoon by the closing Eucharist and a…

General Chapter Diary – Final Considerations
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General Chapter Diary – Final Considerations

After finishing the review and approval of the principal Chapter documents dealing with the five ‘umbrella areas’ viz Mission & Identity, Formation, Governance & Leadership, Care of Members & Associates and Finance & Stewardship the capitulants turned their attention this morning to a mix of issues still be discussed and decided upon by this General…

General Chapter Closing Mass
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General Chapter Closing Mass

The closing Mass of the General Chapter of the Mill Hill Missionaries will be livestreamed from the church of Our Lady and St Edmund in Abingdon. Date and time: Saturday 11 June at 4 pm. https://www.ourladyandstedmund.org.uk/live-services The newly elected leadership team will preside.

General Chapter Diary: Review and Approval of Final Statements 2
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General Chapter Diary: Review and Approval of Final Statements 2

Today the Chapter continued its review and approval of final statement as prepared by the writing committee. The statements on Governance & Leadership, Care of members & Associates as well as Finance were carefully examined, edited and voted upon.

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 – Election Process 2
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General Chapter Diary – Election Process 2

This afternoon the General Chapter continued the election process. Three General Councillors were elected: Africa – Philip Adede Amek Asia- Bernie Luna Europe and North America: – Gerry Hastie Further pics on FLICKr The election of the vicar general was postponed till tomorrow, Tuesday.

General Chapter Diary- Election Process
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General Chapter Diary- Election Process

Breaking News: The 19th General Chapter of the Mill Hill Missionaries has just re-elected Fr Michael Corcoran to the office of General Superior. Congratulations, Michael! In the afternoon the process will continue with the election of three General Councillors View additional pics on FLICKr

General Chapter Diary – Governance and Leadership
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General Chapter Diary – Governance and Leadership

Today the capitulants concluded a whole week of discussion and reflection on the major subjects of the General Chapter with a consideration of the theme of Governance and Leadership. Servant leadership, subsidiarity, the composition of the General Council and relevant portfolios as well as the place of residence and other issues were debated till late…