Sarawak, Malaysia: Fr. Ravindra Babu, Indian Mill  Hill Missionary, in the Limelight
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Fr. Ravindra Babu, Indian Mill Hill Missionary, in the Limelight

Father Ravindra is passionate about art. He formed a “Mill Hill Team” with three local Catholics led by him to run a catechesis program through art for children in Limbang. Some 90 children registered for the program. Father Ravindra’s mission continues despite challenges including the language barrier, cultural differences and traditional superstitions.  Lapok Parish is composed…

Sarawak, Malaysia: Mission on the Move
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Mission on the Move

On the 1st September 2018 I was appointed away from Lapok parish to St. Edmund Catholic Church, Limbang. I was to be the assistant priest and I was the 12th Mill Hill Missionary to be appointed to Limbang. St Edmund’s has over 60 years of history, although Limbang itself is a relatively small town. The…

Sarawak, Malaysia: Learning to be a Missionary for all Seasons
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Learning to be a Missionary for all Seasons

What happens when Mission is challenged by unprecedented circumstances? Well, as the English expression goes: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going’. As a missionary I had to think twice during the COVID 19 lockdown. As a priest, I thought of trying to be functional in some way, despite all the churches being…

Sarawak, Malaysia: A Gem in the Jungle
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Sarawak, Malaysia: A Gem in the Jungle

To claim that it has not yet been discovered would be wrong. How could it be undiscovered if the locals have been using it since the dawn of the 20th Century? I mean, of course, the oldest Catholic Church building in Sarawak that is still standing today. Welcome to Sacred Heart Church, Bawan. Bawan Church…

Malaysia: The Mill Hill SUARA
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Malaysia: The Mill Hill SUARA

Magazine of the Mill Hill Missionaries in Malaysia. Issue 2021

Sabah, Malaysia: Taking the Gospel into the Rugged Interior
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Sabah, Malaysia: Taking the Gospel into the Rugged Interior

At that time, Paitan was just a cluster of villages deep inside the jungles where animism was rife. The forest ranger, a Catholic, had told them about how the villagers needed a lot of help from the outside world in terms of healthcare, education and nutrition. This team was to go and assess the situation…

Sarawak, Malaysia: Churches Reopen for Lent
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Churches Reopen for Lent

Churches in Kuching, capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak in Malaysia (located on the island of Borneo), have reopened their doors for Lent. As communicated to Agenzia Fides by the Archbishop of Kuching, Simon Poh, the local government has allowed the reopening of most of the churches, after more than two weeks of closure…

Sabah, Malaysia: Diocese of Keningau Catholic Radio Station
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Sabah, Malaysia: Diocese of Keningau Catholic Radio Station

Didroy Joneh was entrusted to oversee all affairs of Kekitaan FM, the online Catholic radio station of the Diocese of Keningau in the northern Malaysian state of Sabah, when it was launched on Oct. 3 last year. After nearly four months of broadcasting, the young manager of the Malay-language station describes the public response as…

Borneo: Preserving Dayak Culture
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Borneo: Preserving Dayak Culture

For Father Anyeq, the Dayak culture must be conserved because it has strong values in terms of relations with humans, God and the environment. “We have to defend our cultural values such as family life, cooperation, solidarity, fraternity and harmony with nature,” said Father Anyeq, the former head of Samarinda Archdiocese’s socioeconomic commission. He said these…

Brunei: Interview with Cardinal-Elect Cornelius Sim
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Brunei: Interview with Cardinal-Elect Cornelius Sim

The new cardinal from Brunei candidly admits that he stopped practicing the Catholic religion as a university student. His parents were not keen on his faith formation either, says cardinal-elect Bishop Cornelius Sim of Brunei, who was among 13 new names Pope Francis announced last week to be made cardinals in a consistory this month….

Brunei’s Cardinal Designate: A glimpse at what ‘the Peripheries’ look like
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Brunei’s Cardinal Designate: A glimpse at what ‘the Peripheries’ look like

Mill Hill Missionary Fr Ivan Fang hails from Brunei and is currently engaged in missionary work in Sarawak, Malyasia. Father Arin Sugit, the bishop’s assistant at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in the nation’s capital of Bandar Seri Begawan, explained to UCA News that the majority of Catholics are migrants. Some 70 percent of…

Mill Hill Missionary Formation, Kenya: ‘Three Day Rollercoaster of Joyful Celebrations’.
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Mill Hill Missionary Formation, Kenya: ‘Three Day Rollercoaster of Joyful Celebrations’.

Perpetual Oath and Ordinations 2020 Mission is at the heart of our Society and mission defines us as Mill Hill Missionaries. By God’s grace and favour, we celebrated over the weekend this year’s Perpetual Oaths and Ordinations in Second Cycle, Nairobi. These were profoundly significant celebrations of commitment to mission as we wrap up the…