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Shauri Moyo, Nairobi: A Time to Take Stock
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Shauri Moyo, Nairobi: A Time to Take Stock

Just to remind you that since my ordination in 2013, I have only been in one mission area; that is Shauri Moyo Parish in Nairobi. As I said in my earlier article, I will always cherish this place that received me as a baby and now sends me out as an adult. In this article…

Funyula, Kenya: Seminal Work of Missionary Sister Revived
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Funyula, Kenya: Seminal Work of Missionary Sister Revived

Sr Marianna Hulshof was born in Ootmarsum village in the eastern part of Holland in a family of 11 children. She told Ngala in an interview that her a relative was a cardinal and was a source of encouragement for her to start working for the disadvantaged quite early in life. As a trained nurse,…

Busaana, Uganda: a Recent Mill Hill Missionary Outreach
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Busaana, Uganda: a Recent Mill Hill Missionary Outreach

It is now about two years since the mission of Busaana was officially opened on 23rd May 2019 and handed on to the care of the MILL HILL Missionaries. Sixteen outstations that were part of the Kayunga parish constituted the new Busaana parish. The dominant community in Busaana are the Baganda. The Baganda as a…

My conversion from priest-missionary to missionary-priest.
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My conversion from priest-missionary to missionary-priest.

This year Frans Mol MHM will celebrate his 60 years jubilee. Below he recalls a turning point in his understanding of missionary involvement. The difference has become very clear to me over the past sixty years. After our ordination we went as priest-missionaries to the Maasai area in Kenya. You were a priest. So you…

Unpacking my Packed Luggage: How Covid-19 Affected my Appointment to Lemek, Kenya
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Unpacking my Packed Luggage: How Covid-19 Affected my Appointment to Lemek, Kenya

“[The Lord] will rebuild the ancient ruins, [he] will raise up the former devastations; and [He} will repair the ruined cities; the desolations of many generations (Isaiah 61:4).” This message of the prophet Isaiah to the exiled Israelites is what the world is longing to hear when all hope seems to be shattered in this…

South Africa: Mission to the Basotho
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South Africa: Mission to the Basotho

MISSION TO THE BASOTHO “Baptized and Sent” “As the Father has sent me so I am sending you, Jn, 20:12.” Faith in the Risen Lord who sends and accompanies us in the mission enables us to listen and to respond with a renewed zeal to participate in the mission. We discover God’s power molding and…

Magazine: East Africa
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Magazine: East Africa

Kitale, Kenya: A Lay Missionary’s Community Gospel Discipleship (3)
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Kitale, Kenya: A Lay Missionary’s Community Gospel Discipleship (3)

The ‘Kitale Community Advancement Programme’ (KAP) under the direction of Associate Mill Hill missionary Jacinta van Luijk was originally started and run by the Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM) under the the name ‘Kitale Aids Programme’ (KAP). KAP’s main objective is “To facilitate, promote and create innovative and sustainable educational and counselling approaches to mitigate…

Quincentennial Philippines: ‘Best Missionaries’ Epithet at Celebration
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Quincentennial Philippines: ‘Best Missionaries’ Epithet at Celebration

The papal nuncio to Spain led the celebration of the quincentennial of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines this week, praising migrant Filipinos for being “missionaries” to the world. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, apostolic nuncio to Spain, said Filipino migrants are the “fruits” of the Church born in the Philippines in the 1500s through the work of…

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…