Getting a first whiff of 'the smell of the sheep'.
Blessing of the new chapel at the Mill Hill Formation House Bamenda.
Fons Eppink, Dominic Nyachoti, Hermann Gufler Jubilee On the occasion of the blessing of the new chapel at the Mill Hill Formation House in Bamenda, by Archbishop Cornelius Fontem Esua the two golden jubilarians present, Fr Hermann Gufler mhm and visiting 'yours truly', also receive a special tribute.
Am hurt but not dead’.
To use a phrase from Pope Francis, all of us are called to wake up the world. How do we do this? By living and communicating the message of Jesus Christ. Our Missionary way of life is part of that communication of the Word, of how our humanity was saved through God’s loving action and how the way we live our humanity must reflect the loving kindness of God. Our life is missionary and our formation should not be oriented only towards personal growth but also how we are to care for God’s people. Hopefully our formation is not only to produce administrators or managers but people who are brothers and sisters and - ‘travelling companions’.
On January 17th the wonderfully international and youthful group of Mill Hill missionaries active in English speaking Cameroon came together for their annual assembly in the presence Fr Michael Corcoran General Superior and with the participation of Fons Eppink, Mill Hill correspondent.
Sr Sheetal Parmar She breezes in from Mamfe where, I am told, she made her mark at the bishops' meeting themed on Amoris Laetitia. On her way back to Kumbo where she coordinates the family life movement and a host of related programmes she stays the night at the Mill Hill guesthouse in Bamenda (NW Province, Cameroon).'You must talk to her, these nuns are truly amazing', Fr Nol Verhoeven mhm tells me when we disperse after supper. Sr Sheetal Parmar clearly is quite a phenomenon.
The Bishops of the Eccesiastical Province of Bamenda send a robust message to President Paul Biya on the currrent situation of unrest in the Northwest and Southwest Regions in Cameroon. Extract:
Ordaining Minister: Most Rev Cornelius Fontem Esua, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Bamenda