Father Michael (Mike) O’Brien MHM Has Died.  R.I.P.
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Father Michael (Mike) O’Brien MHM Has Died. R.I.P.

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the afternoon of the 27th day of April, 2022 at the Beacon Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, aged 80, of Father Michael (Mike) O’Brien Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Mike, as we knew him affectionately in the Mill Hill Missionaries, was born…

Uganda/Ireland: 20th Anniversary of Violent Death of Fr Declan O’Toole MHM
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Uganda/Ireland: 20th Anniversary of Violent Death of Fr Declan O’Toole MHM

On the 21st March 2002 Fr. Declan was shot dead together with his driver Patrick Longoli and his cook Fidelis Longole while travelling on their way home from a peace meeting within the territory of his mission. Fr. Declan’s cause has been opened since October 2014 for Beatification by Most Rev. Dr. Giueppe Filippi, M.C.C.I,…

Fr Christy Fox MHM Remembered
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Fr Christy Fox MHM Remembered

A talented author, Fr Christy wrote three books: ‘Painted Butterflies: Memories of a Missionary’ (2015), ‘Our Lady’s Apron: A collection of articles on spiritual topics’ (2016) and ‘The Miracle of the Universe’ (2021). In one article from Mission Today, he discussed the miracle of a close and personal relationship with God, observing: ‘Modern research is…

Saint Patrick’s – On Celtic Spirituality
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Saint Patrick’s – On Celtic Spirituality

In the week or so before Christmas 2007, Heritage Ireland, the body responsible for conserving and promoting Irish heritage, advertised that it would be possible to view the Winter solstice from Newgrange on its webcam. This is where the rising sun over the Boyne Valley enters this famous passage tomb in Newgrange on the days…

Kenya: Loreto Sisters Centenary Fete
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Kenya: Loreto Sisters Centenary Fete

A member of the Institute who has served in Kenya for close to six decades has shared with ACI Africa what she calls their “biggest and absolute joy” ahead of the Centennial Celebration scheduled for Saturday, January 29 at Loreto Convent Msongari in Nairobi. Sr. Caitriona Kelly, a native of Ireland, looks back at the…

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…

Sister Norbert Sorohan FMSJ Has Died.  R.I.P.
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Sister Norbert Sorohan FMSJ Has Died. R.I.P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER NORBERT SOROHAN  who died at  Franciscan Convent, Burnley on 1st January 2022 Anna Mary Philomena Sorohan was born on 8th April 1931 in Ballinagh, County Cavan, Ireland,  the eldest of twelve children to her parents John and Mary Sorohan.  The first of her…

Knock Shrine, Ireland: A Mill Hill Missionary’s Inspiring Experience
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Knock Shrine, Ireland: A Mill Hill Missionary’s Inspiring Experience

Christmas 2021 Seasonal Greetings from Knock Shrine Another year has run its course and we are another year into the pandemic which teases us between thinking we have done well, to having us feel will it ever end. I guess we shall just have to live with it for a long time to come. I…