Philippines: How Young Catholics Live Their Faith
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Philippines: How Young Catholics Live Their Faith

In my case, religious transformation happens right under our noses. If you talk to adult lay Catholics and Catholic priests about their thoughts on the Catholic youth today, they will simply say that youth are not as religious as their parents — they do not go to church anymore, they are immoral, and they make…

For Faith-Filled Young People: Pope’s May Prayer Intention
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For Faith-Filled Young People: Pope’s May Prayer Intention

Speaking about the family, I would like to begin by addressing the young people first. When I think of a model with whom young people can identify with, our Mother, Mary, always comes to mind: her courage, the way she knew how to listen, and her dedication to service. She was courageous and determined to…

Synodal Pathway: The Voice of Young People
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Synodal Pathway: The Voice of Young People

A new weekend means a new newsletter! This time focused on young people, on their hope, present and future. Pope Francis asks young people not only to be free and authentic, but also the critical conscience of society (Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King, 2021). We have been looking, in the context of…

Kinshasa, DR Congo: Inspiring Young People
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Kinshasa, DR Congo: Inspiring Young People

Christian formation remains a key for laying a strong foundation of a parish. Our Society, the Mill Hill Missionaries, has been given a parish in DRC where many young people are facing a number of challenges. Because of their life’s conditions, many have been involved in unbearable lifestyles. This has drawn our attention as a…

Luanda, Kenya: Catholic Parish Drug Rehabilitation Facility
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Luanda, Kenya: Catholic Parish Drug Rehabilitation Facility

Launched on 6 September 2021, St. Joseph Resource Center is the brainchild of Fr. Norbert Odunga, a Mill Hill Priest serving in the Catholic Parish of Luanda. His inspiration came from the activities of St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center for street children that members of Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph (FMSJ) and the MHM have been…

Nsambya, Uganda: Apostolic Nuncio Confirms Children at Mill Hill Missionaries Kampala House Community
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Nsambya, Uganda: Apostolic Nuncio Confirms Children at Mill Hill Missionaries Kampala House Community

APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO UGANDA CONFIRMS CHILDREN AT THE MILL HILL MISSIONARIES – KAMPALA HOUSE, NSAMBYA. The day was 14th November. After about one and a half years of preparation of the children and despite the delays occasioned by the Covid lockdowns, there was excitement in the air.  The children all beautifully dressed in befitting white…

Kitale, Kenya: The Heart-Rending Story of Lucy
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Kitale, Kenya: The Heart-Rending Story of Lucy

Jacinta van Luijk MHM , Mill Hill lay missionary associate, is the driving force behind the KItale Community Advancement Programme (KAP. She shares the searing story of Lucy (not her real name), one of th e particpants of the ‘unreached youth’ programme. The story of Lucy, participant in the training for ‘unreached’ young people in…

East Africa: Replacing orphanages with Family Care
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East Africa: Replacing orphanages with Family Care

The goal is as simple as it is complicated to achieve: Shift the care of children from institutions like orphanages to a family or family-like environment. Catholic sisters in three African nations — Uganda, Zambia and Kenya — are leading the way in creating new models for caring for children. Their efforts are the core…