The first issue of the original 'St Joseph's Foreign Missionary Advocate' appeared in the Autumn of 1883. The front page had an engraving of the College at Mill Hill, above which in large letters the following words: "HELP! HELP! HELP! us to send Priests to the 900,000,000 HEATHEN." It was announced that the new magazine would be issued quarterly, that it would cost one and a half pence per copy, two pence in Australia, and with the American supplement, 6 US cents.
The Mill Hill missionaries in Cameroon sent this photographic impression of the ordination of Ignatius Nshing Tanjua mhm on 6th February 2016 at St Anthony’s Parish, Njinikom, Archdiocese of Bamenda. The Rt. Rev. George Nkuo, Bishop of Kumbo, was the ordaning minister.
Readers of St. Joseph’s Advocate know us as the Mill Hill Missionaries. The name goes right back to 1866 when Fr. Herbert Vaughan (later Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster) founded our Missionary Society in a place called Mill Hill, located in North West London. But our official title is ‘St. Joseph’s Missionary Society’.
The last 15 years have seen some progress in reducing poverty in the world. Yet 10% of the world’s population still live in extreme poverty.
Climbing the holy mountain, Mount Singai.
The reputation of mission schools as centers of excellence and learning remains intact and they continue to draw students from all communities, much to the government's chagrin. (Ucanews)
Awakening the missionary spirit.
The pastoral responsibilities in Sarikei, a large and well established parish in the diocese of Sibu, are shared by Frs James Ting and Vincent Oates mhm. Fr Vincent Oates mhm returned to Malaysia after many fruitful years of missionary service in Pakistan, Britain and India. Together they also minister to a considerable number of longhouses in the outlying district.
AEFJN has already worked for many years on some of the SDGs. During the weeks of Lent we will present some of the new development goals and ask ourselves how we could contribute to their implementation.