Perpetual Oath Ceremony Nairobi, Kenya

St Joseph

St Joseph

Patron of the Mill Hill Missionaries


St Joseph's Missionary Society

Welcome! to the newly designed 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.

  • resized image

    Basankusu Testimonies Part One

    by Piet Korse mhm

    In the following pages we, religious and lay people who laboured in the Basankusu diocese, explain what brought us to the equatorial forest of the Congo, what struck us and what we felt our mission was. As the local people would say: each of us acted in his or her own way. Most, if not all of us, wanted to follow the example set by Jesus, who, according to the Gospels, went round doing good. Each of us had a dream of promoting people’s well-being and happiness in justice and peace in their communities. Some of us were teachers in schools, others shepherds in parishes, still others nurses in private clinics or hospitals. Some of us even tried their hands at promoting micro-credits and anthropological research into the local culture.  [...]

    resized image

    A labour of love

    Loving service to the handicapped in Malindi, Kenya

    “There is a mystery behind people with disabilities. I find that in many ways, they are a presence of Jesus. We see their fragility, their pain — and yet at the same time, we can say that they speak of God. As we enter into relationship with them, they change us. I spent a year living in community with a man named Andrew. One day, he went to see a cardiologist. When he came back, I asked him what had happened. He said, “The doctor looked into my heart.” I said, “Well, what did he see in your heart?” Andrew said, “He saw Jesus, of course.” Then I said to him, “What does Jesus do in your heart?” And Andrew said, “Jesus rests there.” In French, the phrase is “Il se repose” — the sense is “He takes his quietness there.”…  (Jean Vanier) [...]

    resized image

    St Joseph's Advocate Scotland

    Summer Edition

    “Poverty is the great teaching that Jesus has given us when he descended to the waters of the Jordan to be baptized by John the Baptist.” So said Pope Francis recently. He continued, “He did it to place himself in the midst of the people, the people in need of forgiveness, in the midst of us sinners, and to carry the weight of our sins.” The homeless were not a burden for the Church, but a richness in which the faithful can see the face of Christ. He also said recently that we should learn to kneel in humility before the poor, and see in them the person of Christ. [...]

    resized image

    Ordinations to the Diaconate

    Langata, Nairobi

    On August 8th [...]

    resized image

    Spiritual Dialogue with the Bantu

    2nd and revised edition by Piet Korse mhm

    In this publication I invite you to find divine traces in the African culture as I explored and found it in both Congo and Uganda. In this second edition of Spiritual Dialogue with the Bantu I have added what I consider four more significant chapters, namely on the signs of the time, the omnipresent shaman, homosexuality in Uganda and ritual sexual abstinence as it is, in my opinion, related to the church’s rule of celibacy for priests. [...]