This is first newsletter of our Child Safeguarding Office in the Irish Region. Its publication helps to acknowledge the tremendous work that has been put into making the safeguarding of children paramount by all members in the Irish Region. The Region and its members can be commended for all their efforts from the development and implementation of policies to promoting good practices in all their ministries. The work of Child Safeguarding continues in new ways to adapt the roots set down in ‘developing a more effective and accountable safeguarding environment’ where core principles evolved into seven standards in 2008. These Standards responded to the situation at that time and as Child Safeguarding moves forward these standards were revised in 2016 to facilitate our quest to maintain good practice.
In this publication, Fr.Christopher Fox mhm, an experienced director of retreats, shares some thoughts and reflections on prayer and the spiritual life. He feels that one of the greatest needs for all of us is to think deeply on the meaning of life and to free ourselves of so much mental and emotional rubbish that is throuwn at us from all sides. He writes clearly of the beauty of genuinbe religion and the teaching of Jesus and the power of Christian love.
The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On
This is the Autumn 2016 issue of the St. Joseph's Advocate Magazine of the Mill Hill Missionaries in Ireland.
The Irish Region celebrates its jubilarians this year on Sunday July 10th in Dartry House, Dublin.
Irish Jesuit Paul O'Reilly posted this amusing homily on the Jesuit website Pray-as-you-go.
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’.