Fr Matthew Carpenter mhm was awarded the "Friendship Medal" by the Chinese Government. It is the nation's top award for non-Chinese.
During my over six years presence in Sindh among the tribal minorities, I have always been captivated by the enthusiasm, joy and excitement of people during the time of Diwali. It is a time when even amidst their situation of oppression and dire poverty, people see hope and celebrate with joy.
The establishment of this shrine on the top of a hill traces its origin back to 2009, when the people of Gattupalli, a substation of Pargi mission in India, begged for God's mercy as they struggled with severe famine.
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St. John the Baptist Parish is situated in Tando Allahyar city, 30 kilometers east of Hyderabad, Sindh Province, Pakistan. It was established by the Mill Hill Missionaries in the late seventies to be the focal point of their missionary apostolate among the Kutchi Kohli people, who belong to one of the indigenous ethnic minorities of Hindu background, in Sindh.
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The ceremony of blessing and inauguration of the Mill Hill house in Rome took place on Tuesday 30th September 2014 in the presence of Nigel Baker, British Ambassador to the Holy See (picured here with Anthony Chantry, General Superior)
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St Joseph's College, Mill Hill, the one time 'alma mater' of the Mill Hill missionaries is currently being renovated and reconstructed under the new name: 'St Joseph's Gate'. A group of young Mill Hill missionaries participating in a two week conference at Chigwell recently came to have a look on an organised excursion.
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Young Mill Hill missionaries from Asia and Africa visit the former mother house of the Mill Hill Missionaries at Mill Hill, London
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Born literally a few minutes walk away from the famous white cliffs, I often wonder how a boy from Dover like me could end up working and living at the foot of the Khyber Pass on the Pakistan Afghan border. According to my school career advisor when I was 16 years old, I was destined to be a fireman and yet I ended up a Missionary Priest of the Mill Hill Missionaries. When people say God moves in mysterious ways, He certainly does.Read More »
Mao died in 1976 and only five years later Matt Carpenter mhm arrived in China and he then stayed in China for 33 years helping to serve the country and its people in many ways. For many years Matt worked as a teacher of English in various Universities.Read More »
During my over six years presence in Sindh among the tribal minorities, I have always been captivated by the enthusiasm, joy and excitement of people during the time of Diwali. It is a time when even amidst their situation of oppression and dire poverty, people see hope and celebrate with joy.Read More »
Friday, 31st October, 2014
Reconciliation can happen, but it will take time. If we see reconciliation as a single goal, we will be in trouble. Reconciliation is a future we must see, a journey we must be willing to take, and a lifestyle we must be willing to live. Reconciliation is a lifetime commitment to which we ALL must commit ourselves. Reconciliation calls for all of us to be BOLD, COURAGEOUS and SELFLESS in order to change from a culture of violence to a culture of peace.Read More »
Friday, 24th October, 2014
Catholic pastors arrive in embattled Unity State PARIANG COUNTY (19 Oct.) Radio Tamazuj A group of church leaders have arrived in northern Unity State tovisit war-displaced…Read More »
James Juma mhm
I participated in the International conference on “Spiritual Direction in the African Context” in Johannesburg in 2012. I was disappointed that the presence of Catholic local African clergy of South Africa was insignificant if not totally absent. I had hoped for a discussion on Spiritual Direction in an African context addressing the real situations in rural Catholic communities; whether the clergy see themselves as Spiritual directors in their parishes or not.Read More » Monday, 27th October, 2014
Sudan has become “a laboratory for those who study peace” , particularly within the Church, and the experience of the peace pioneers of Sudan now informs international thinking. Praxis informs theology and theology informs praxis. At the same time the ongoing peace work of the Sudanese and South Sudanese Church is benefiting from these academic studies and theoretical models.Read More » Friday, 24th October, 2014