On April 10th 2015 ten students of the Mill Hill Formation Centre in Nairobi joined the Mill Hill Missionary Society by taking the Perpetual Oath in the presence of the General Superior, Fr Anthony Chantry. Four are from India,two from Cameroon,two from Uganda, one from Kenya and one from the Philippines.
"If we listen hard to the world, can we not hear those poisonous words "Kill him!" being transformed slowly but surely into the healing cry of Easter joy, "Christ is Risen, Alleluia!"?
Easter Message of Fr Anthony Chantry, General Superior of the Mill Hill Missionaries.
The Kitale AIDS Programme has devised a creative and highly effective way of making first contact with a large cross section of local communities. It is called Participatory Education Theatre (PET). This form of popular participatory theatre was first pioneered in Brazil in the 1960's. It has migrated to Kenya with astonishing effect.
This comprehensive gospel inspired and community based slum rehabilitation programme was initiated in 1978 by Fr Hans Burgman mhm. Sr Bernadette Nealon FMSJ is the driving force and inspiration behind the health component of KUAP's exceptionally creative approach to community development.
Small Christian Community meeting in Shauri Moyo parish, Nairobi
The Strength of the Excluded.
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From 6 - 10 January the Mill Hill missionaries on mission in Uganda and Kenya were gathered at Kakamega (Kenya) to prepare for the upcoming General Chapter in June 2015
An image of the changing face of the Mill Hill Missionaries.
Detail of a stained glass window created by Bro Joseph van Heeswijk mhm
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If we listen hard to the world, can we not hear those poisonous words “Kill him!” being transformed slowly but surely into the healing cry of Easter joy, “Christ is Risen, Alleluia!”? “Christ’s resurrection is not an event of the past; it contains a vital power which has permeated this world.” (EG 276)Read More »
In Kenya mud flaps on motorcycle and bicycle taxis – the so-called ‘boda-bodas’- serve the same purpose as car bumpers elsewhere: as handy miniature billboards for slogans and expressions of popular sentiment. One that caught my eye recently as I was visiting the West Kenyan town of Kitale read as follows: ‘Born to suffer’. It reflected what Jacinta van Luijk, a lay missionary and long time associate of the Mill Hill Missionaries, had told me about the current generation of teenagers in Western Kenya who often feel left out and marginalised by contemporary Kenyan society.Read More »
I meet Susan Awuor one afternoon at her vegetable stall somewhere along Kisumu’s outer ringroad which neatly separates the leafy suburban residential areas from the girdle of shanties encircling this lakeside town with a population of an estimated 450.000 people. She sits there beaming behind veritable mounts of onions, tomatoes, kale and other vegetables. Her small business is booming. “I am so grateful for the help I have received from the support group of the Pandipieri Community Health Programme”, she tells me.Read More »
Sunday, 12th April, 2015
On the evening of Friday 10th April the General Superior, Fr. Tony Chantry, presided at a joy-filled celebration of the Eucharist in the Chapel of our formation centre here in Nairobi. The celebration was infused with the hope of the resurrection and the promise of new life as ten of our brothers publically committed themselves for life to the mission of God as members of St. Joseph's Missionary Society.Read More »
Saturday, 28th March, 2015
Another example of a state turning to the church as the most credible and trusted institution to lead a peace and reconciliation process. It is worth noting that the South Sudan Council of Churches is now preparing to offer a new initiative for peace and reconciliation in South Sudan.Read More »
This was really a people's way of the cross. It placed the cross smack in the middle of the daily lives and ordinary goings on of the inhabitants of Mbikko. At one station we halted close to a huge rubbish dump and passed over and around it on our way to the next station. So we got our taste of what, if my memory serves me right, is the equivalent of the biblical GehennaRead More » Friday, 20th March, 2015
Brian Wasonga is a former Mill Hill student who now lives in Mpeketoni, a Kenyan coastal town in the diocese of Malindi. On June 15th 2014 he witnessed the massacre perpetrated in Mpeketoni bysuspected Al Shabab terrorist assailants. This is an eye witness account.Read More » Wednesday, 11th February, 2015