From the age of seven to ten I lived in Australia. The sisters at my primary school filled us full of wholesome stories about the heroes of the church. I was taken by the story of Fr Damien, who lived amongst the lepers because nobody else would associate with them. If you know the story, he...
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...
I first met Alain in 2013. I was visiting Basankusu during my time doing some work for an environmental group in Kinshasa. He introduced me to the staff and children in one of the schools for orphans here in Basankusu, for which he is the coordinator. When I returned at the end of last year, to take...
Francis Hannaway regularly posts videos of events in Basankusu, DR Congo where he works as a Mill Hill associate lay missionary. To view a video of a joyful celebration Congolese style click HERE
Mill Hill associate, Francis Hannaway keeps a regular blog of his activities in Basankusu, DR Congo. Numerous videos give a striking visual impression of conditions in the part of the Congolese rainforest. To view his blog click HERE
Doctor Denis Mukwege is internationally known as the man who mends thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of armed conflict in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo. His courageous struggle to put an end to these atrocities and denounce the impunity enjoyed by...
Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania was on the world map for hosting not only the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) but also for welcoming Pope Francis during his visit in the United States. My focus at first was on seeing Pope Francis, I had mixed feelings about WMOF, my expectations were low...
Inculturation is an inevitable topic of discussion within the Catholic Church. It is not surprising then that the ‘Congolese Liturgical Rite’ arouses immense curiosity especially from the non-Congolese. Such outside interest makes a Congolese like myself want to reflect further on the...
The scene: an operating theatre in a (very basic) hospital in Basankusu, DR Congo in the 1980s. Dr Patrick Maldague, a 'Doctor without Frontiers', performs a caesarian delivery. He is assisted by Sr Marie- Josephine (Spenninck), a missionary sister and nurse from Belgium. The baby...
KINSHASA DECEMBER 1, 2015(CISA)- The Catholic Bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo's have called on citizens to defy any attempts by President Joseph Kabila to hold on to power beyond the end of his term next...