Sacred Heart – A Personal Reflection
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Sacred Heart – A Personal Reflection

…THAT THEY/WE MAY HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT TO THE FULL MISSION PRE- AND POST- COVID-19, MISSION PRE- AND POST- CHAPTER 2022 In this Month and Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in which we pray for each living member of our Society, the month in which our founder died and in which we…

Festa de Despedida – Fr Jac Hetsen MHM Bids Farewell to Lusophone Parish in Amsterdam
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Festa de Despedida – Fr Jac Hetsen MHM Bids Farewell to Lusophone Parish in Amsterdam

It was my farewell party from the Portuguese speaking Fatima parish. I was privileged to work there for sixteen years and to allow myslef to be touched by their faith and their lives as migrants in this Dutch society. Some were “legal” and others were undocumented. We didn’t care, because they wanted to survive. The…

Fostering Faith in Pakistan –  Mother’s Story
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Fostering Faith in Pakistan – Mother’s Story

he social status of Christians hasn’t improved over a century or so. The local Muslim barbers won’t cut the hair or shave the beards of Christian men. Many still avoid eating or drinking with Christians. The objective to raise their economic profile remains a distant dream as very few Christians own any land. Parveen wants that…

Bamenda, Cameroon: Fr Erwin Hain MHM Remembered and Celebrated
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Bamenda, Cameroon: Fr Erwin Hain MHM Remembered and Celebrated

The Christians of the Archdiocese of Bamenda, Wednesday 15th June 2022 assembled in their Cathedral for a Requiem Mass in honour of Rev Fr. Erwin Hain who passed on to eternity last April 1, 2022 in Austria. The Chief Celebrant was His Grace Andrew Nkea, in the presence of the Mill Hill superior in Cameroon….

Pope to General Chapter Participants Missionaries of Africa: Be Apostles and Witnesses
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Pope to General Chapter Participants Missionaries of Africa: Be Apostles and Witnesses

Addressing participants at the General Chapter of the Missionaries of Africa, Pope Francis exhorts them to embrace the meaning and strength of their charism, and invites them to be apostles and witnesses through prayer and fraternity. Source: Vatican News Continue reading

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 – Mission and Identity
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General Chapter Diary – Mission and Identity

Personal sharing and communal reflection on ‘Mission and Identity’ are common fare at every General Chapter. So also this time around. There was a real feel of synergy and quiet passion in today’s exchanges between the delegates as they endeavoured to attune received formulations and ways of thinking to contemporary challenges . Formulations such as…

General Chapter Diary – Taking the Plunge
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General Chapter Diary – Taking the Plunge

Today, Sunday, the delegates to the General Chapter took a well deserved ‘breather’, with some venturing out to London or visiting a place redolent with Mill Hill tradition like Courtfield, whilst others enjoyed a day of quiet relaxation by just staying put. In the week ahead the Chapter will enter the crucial phase of formulating…

General Chapter Diary: Lay Missionary Associates
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General Chapter Diary: Lay Missionary Associates

A short extract from the General Council’s report on Lay Association. What is the way forward in the rapidly changing social and religious environment? A question for the Chapter. Viewed historically, we can observe that the Associate Programme functioned well for a while in a specific context, with most Associates coming from Christian faith communities…

General Chapter Diary: Mission to Europe and North America
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General Chapter Diary: Mission to Europe and North America

A brief extract from the General Council’s Report on Mission to Europe and North America. The changing environment for Mission in Europe and North America A number of external trends which were already present but have become even more visible during the period of the mandate of this General Council may be noted: Growing secularisation,…