Happy New Year

To all visitors to the website of the Mill Hill Missionaries: A hope-filled and blessed New Year! From Pope Francis' Message for the Celebration of the Fiftieth World Day of Peace

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A Pakistani Patron Saint for the New Martyrs of the 21st Century?

St Stephen, the Holy Innocents, St Thomas Becket: during the Christmas octave the Church celebrates a string of martyrs. Every age has its own Christian martyrs. This 21st century is no exception. In an article in Crux well known journalist nd author John L. Allen Jr highlights the ultimate witness of Shahbaz Bhatti, who dedicated his life to defending Christians and other minorities in his country Pakistan. He was shot to death in March 2011 by members of a radical Muslim group. Could he become the patron saint of the new martyrs of the 21st century?

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Christmas

From the Webmaster Wishing all visitors to this website of the Mill Hill Missionaries a Joyous Christmas and an acute attack of Wonder at the sight of the Child in…

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God Where Are You?

Gedächtniskirche Berlin To all the victims of terror, war and other forms of violence The God I know Rests in the shadow of my house. Each day he begs a bit of rice And even more, a gaze of love, a welcoming face.

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And on Earth Peace

No matter where one is in the Christian parts of the world, Christmas is a special time for families to get together, a time to set aside any disagreements and to celebrate the sharing of life together. I have often reflected on the story of Christmas eve at Ypres in Belgium in 1914. German troops on one side, and British soldiers entrenched on the other, began singing Silent Night in their own languages. Eventually, soldiers emerged from their trenches and met in "no man's land", setting up a Christmas tree and exchanging gifts such as cigars, jam and whisky. No shots were fired. This was a moment of Christmas peace when the human spirit rose above the conflict that engulfed them.

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