Celebrating Christmas with a rainbow mix of elderly people
Little did we know that the seed planted by the late Fr. Jacques Derksen mhm would become a haven for those who are disabled and who have less in life.
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 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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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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In this Christmas edition there are many pages about our Formation Centres. Mill Hill Society has devoted a lot of manpower and resources in different countries to establishing and maintaining those centres. The fruits of those efforts are visible in the number of ordinations each yean This year there are five students who will be ordained priests in East Africa. The different ceremonies of the Perpetual Oath and Diaconate are recorded in this edition. As you can read, the young men come from all over Africa and beyond. Here we concentrate mainly on what is taking place in Africa, but also in India young people are preparing themselves to join Mill Hill Society as Missionaries. If all goes well, we will have 10 candidates for ordination next year.
Our primary evangelization and goal of mission in this part of the globe is to promote reconciliation to a people whose life for many decades was characterized by a unique system of governance and social injustice known as apartheid. It is almost two decades since this system of oppression with very discriminatory rules and structures was brought to a halt and the new era of a new democratic Republic of South Africa was ushered in. What a significant move!Read More »
His name is Mosongo and he is now 50 years old, that is, if he is still alive.In 1963 he was our ‘Christmas baby’ in the live nativity scene in our church at the mission station of Simba, smack in the middle of Congo’s immense rain forest.
Thursday, 18th December, 2014
Sr Rosemary Nyirumbe is a Catholic nun whose work in Northern Uganda has drawn international attention. She was nominated among Time's World's 100 most influential people 2014Read More »
Tuesday, 16th December, 2014
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 16 December 2014 the Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Hyderabad in Pakistan, by…Read More »
We are impatient, anxious to see the whole picture, but God lets us see things slowly, quietly. The Church also has to learn how to wait. .. Ordinary people always have room to take in the mystery. Perhaps we have reduced our way of speaking about mystery to rational explanations; but for ordinary people the mystery enters through the heart. In the homes of the poor, God always finds a place.
Growth is about necessary changes which occur in our lives. Psychologists call such changes transitions but the name does not really matter. What is important is that we recognize them and welcome them both in the lives of individuals and organizations. My sense is that such a growth is quite imminent in AEFJN or better still, has started taking place. It is a growth from being a Europe-based organization helping Africa out of the purgatory of poverty to Africa and Europe working together to serve the needs of each other in justice and in truth.Read More » Wednesday, 17th December, 2014