Fr Adolf Pöll mhm is commonly known as ‘Alleluia’ but in Witu the locals call him “Father Wetu” (Our priest). He is known for his whistling and jolly greetings. Everywhere we passed people knew him so well and this is significant owing to the fact that the majority of the locals are Muslims; they admire him, they love him and they adore him. Fr. Adolf too cares about them, loves them and adores them. Adolf doesn’t like to be at the centre of attention/celebration, so at his golden jubilee celebrations, there were three other celebrations actually meant to drown his own big day.
Despite it being a chilly and windy morning in Malindi, many Christians of Kisumu Ndogo Parish and the neighbouring parishes started arriving very early to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Fr. Albert Buijs mhm and 150 years of Mill Hill Missionaries. It was truly an African celebration with plenty of dance, singing and good Coastal delicacies. Various visitors too graced the occasion; Fr. Albert's family members and friends who had come from The Netherlands, diocesan priests, Mill Hill sisters and fathers/brothers.
At the occasion of the celebration of the 150 year Jubilee of the Mill Hill Missionary Society on May 21st in KIsumu, Kenya, four missionary candidates made their life commitment to mission as members of the Mill Hill Missionary Society.
At the occasion of the 150 years Jubilee of the Mill Hill Missionary Society a musical featuring the life and violent death of Fr John Kaiser mhm was staged at Kisumu, Kenya. Fr Hans Burgman mhm is the initiator and the author of the libretto. A local musician composed the music and the students of the Kisumu Art Academy gave a star performance.
From May 17 till May 20th the Mill Hill missionaries of East Africa were gathered in the Ukweli Pastoral Centre, Kisumu, Kenya, for the annual assembly. A photographic impression, see Gallery
On May 21st the Mill Hill missionaries in East Africa celebrated the 150 year Jubilee of the Mill Hill Missionary Society at Kibuye Cathedral in Kisumu. The solemn Eucharist was presided over by Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, Papal Nuncio to Kenya.
This is the May 2016 issue of the Magazine published by the Second Cycle Mill Hill students in Nairobi.
Fr Philip Odhiambo Obaso mhm presently serves in the parish of Bintangor in the Diocese of Sibu, East Malaysia.
From Kisumu in Kenya Fr Hans Burgman mhm sent this poetic contribution to our 'Jubilee Witnsess' page.
On May 1st six new Temporary members took their Temporary Oath in the presence of Fr Bernard Phelan who on behalf of Fr Philip Adede (Regional Superior), received their temporary commitment.