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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.

Archbishop McMahon

Archbishop Malcom McMahon visits Herbert House

Everyone was happy when the then Bishop of Nottingham, Bishop Malcolm McMahon, became the Archbishop of Liverpool on March 21st this year. His wish was to become familiar with his new diocese as quickly as possible and to that end he arranged several pastoral visitations during his first weeks in charge. We were delighted when he scheduled a visit to our own Mill Hill retirement home at Herbert House in Freshfield, Liverpool.

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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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Tim Greenway mhm

In the Footsteps of St Francis Xavier

Fr Tim Greenway mhm has his own unique approach, fine-tuned over many years of missionary presence in the state of Andhra Pradesh in Southern India. I have the privilege of meeting him on a recent visit to India.

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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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  • Serenity Centre Uganda

    Saturday, 31st May, 2014

    Fr Brendan Jordan mhm died on May 29th 2013. He was the moving force behind the Serenity Centre in Entebbe, Uganda. The centre is now fully operational. An impression. "He was my mentor, he was more than life to me", Emmanuel Mubangizi's eyes shine when I ask him about his relationship with Fr Brendan Jordan mhm. As current director of Serenity Centre, Uganda's first de-addiction centre, Emmanuel gives concrete shape and direction to what was Fr Brendan Jordan's dream and passion.

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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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