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Welcome to the website of the Mill Hill Missionaries

We are an international fellowship of Catholic missionaries dedicated to announcing the Good News of Jesus Christ to people throughout the world. We hope that this website will not only provide you with information about us and our work but also invite you to participate in our mission of love and service.


Mill Hill Formation Second Cycle Nairobi, Kenya, 2014 - 2015

The formation year in Nairobi began this year with an even more internationally diverse group as our first Malaysian joined the community of thirty six students coming from the Philippines, India, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda. The formation team also grew as we welcomed Fr. Jakob Kirchler from Tirol, who up until recently was working in South Sudan.

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Sr Fernanda, directress

Tackling the multi-headed dragon of corruption in Uganda

At a recent community debate at The Clocktower policestation in Kampala fifteen police officers and twenty community leaders faced off in what initially threatened to become a hard hitting confrontation on maltreatment and extortion (police) and the hiding of suspected criminals (public). But after the initial outbursts the tension eased and the result has been a net reduction in level of extortion and the crime rate in the area. Both parties expressed the wish to continue the dialogue.

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Matthew Carpenter mhm

Mission Unplanned

In 1981 the 'bamboo curtain' had opened a crack. With the permission of the Superior General I travelled to China under the auspices of the China-British Friendship Society, and enrolled in a short language course at the People's University. There were thirty of us, the first foreigners ever on that campus. The college had just opened after the Cultural Revolution. To us China was an alien planet, and to them we were aliens from still another planet. However, Deng Xiaoping - the new Chinese leader -had a pragmatic attitude to justify the admission of 'dangerous subversives'.

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  • Guido Gockel mhm returns to the diocese of Miri in Borneo

    Saturday, 2nd August, 2014

    Since my return from Europe I have started to work on my new parish “St. Dominic”. I had the first parish council meeting and got myself installed in the office with the bare essentials - an office desk, easy chair, settee (so I can receive guests), printer, and my own laptop and intent connection through my mobile phone. The parish area has no phone and internet connections because there is not enough demand for it. Within the next few weeks I will have started a schedule for daily Mass, regular hospital visitation, a St. Vincent de Paul Society and Mothers Prayers.

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  • Amanecer, a pioneering project for street children in Cochabamba, Bolivia

    Thursday, 17th July, 2014

    Fr Theo Raaijmakers mhm writes: "I am worried about Luis (10) who is often alone at home with his father and the father drinks all the time; there is no mother in the house, and when the father goes out to drink, Luis often goes with him.... I am also worried about Moisés (15) who is now living at home with his father and his brother; there is no mother there either; Moisés is very intelligent, but if we don't do something very soon, things will go wrong with Moisés and also with his brother. I know, I know: we cannot do everything, and I also get only 24 hours a day (there are no exceptions)... But we would like to do as much as possible, we would like to give as many young people as possible a chance for a better future".

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  • Fr Suresh Pachikalapadu mhm reports on the progress of various projects in the newly founded parish of Baswar, India.


    We have finished our summer camp. About 120 children were present at the camp. I am extremely happy. We had the inauguration of the school building on 24th of May. His Lordship Patras Minj, bishop of Ambikapur, came to bless the school building. He too was very happy about the things happening in Baswar. On 31st May we had a grand celebrations of closing of the summer camp and the closing ceremony of Marian month. On that day Fr. Arla Reddy Ambati came to bless the Rehabilitation Centre for women. Here I am sending a report about the Rehabilitation Centre and the hostel at Baswar.

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  • The Baramulla Incident

    Fr Bill Tollan mhm

    "The wilder elements amongst the Mahsuds were complete savages... responsible for the killing at the Baramulla convent and hospital." Thus wrote Sydney Smith of the Daily Express in his report on the incident that took place in October 1947 at Baramulla in Kashmir, in what is now part of India.

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