New Mill Hill Formation House in Pune, India
At the occcasion of the 150 year jubilee of the Mill Hill Missionaries the new generation of Mill Hill members in India has produced a video presentation of the work on the Mill Hill missionaries, past and present, in the Indian subcontinent.
Francis Baartmans mhm came to Varanasi in 1977 just when India shut its doors to foreign missionaries. Mill Hill was going to withdraw but Francis persuaded his superiors to be allowed to go to Varanasi. His argument was: 'This is not a time to withdraw. Hinduism and Buddhism are now coming to Europe. Vatican II promotes dialogue. We do not need less but rather more contact. I want to go there and stay, i want to really enter into the depth of the Indian experience'.
Mill Hill missionaries from Jozefhuis and Vrijland in Oosterbeek, The Netherlands, have celebrated the daily Eucharist with the Carmelite Sisters at the nearby Schaarsbergen convent for more than 70 years now.
Great strides…Fresh hopes…MHM forges ahead…
Homily on the Occasion of the Perpetual Oath of Michael Mandagiri and Yacob Chilka
A photographic impression of the new Mill Hill Second Cycle Formation House in Pune, India
The Bishop of Pune, Thomas Dabre will be the main celebrant, with Mill Hill General Councillor, Jimmy Lindero, assisting. During the mass, two of our students, Michael Mandigieri and Yacob Chilka, will take their Perpetual Oath.
In an article in Crux John Allen jr reports on the lasting effects of anti-Christian violence in eastern India: "Remembering India's Christian martyrs should be a Church priority".