On Being a Priest in Contemporary Ireland

“Give your opinion about what a priest in Ireland needs to be at this time in our history.” I was asked to write an article on the above topic and as a result I found myself reflecting on what a long and expansive title it is. Do they not realise that I am not a theologian or scripture scholar or a philosopher or a writer but I am a simple missionary priest who is now living and working in Ireland?

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Travelling companions

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’.

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Epiphany

The Lord's Manifestation to the Nations In antiquity the ancient Romans celebrated the feast of light or the Unconquered Sun on December 25th. It was designated as Midwinter's day in…

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Through the Lens

Around the cloister at the Cistercian Abbey of Koningsoord the Three Wise Men (Magi) are on their way to Bethlehem, moving closer every day, until they will finally arrive at their destination on 6th January. A suitable image for our own pilgrimage through life?

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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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Through the Lens

An Attack of Wonder Attack of Wonder My niece Annemarie and her husband Eric experienced a (near permanent) attack of wonder when after several years of trying for a child,…

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Through the Lens

Rose of Jericho The "Rose of Jericho'' (Selaginella lepidophylla) is well-known for its ability to survive almost complete desiccation. During dry weather in its native desert habitat, its stems curl…

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