Spiritan Father Eugene Hillman was a hero to an African tribe

People who knew Spiritan Father Eugene Hillman, who died Aug. 5 at age 84 after a battle with Parkinson’s disease, said he truly loved the people of the Masai tribe in East Africa, where he did mission work for 18 years.

As a missionary, he established health centers, provided education and helped areas develop economically.

He also seemed to be skilled in photography. Take a look at some of the photos he shot in Africa, mostly of the children of tribe members.

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  1. Fr Hillman was a very deep thinker and he was an influence on my father. (Sadly his influence was not enough to save my parent’s marriage.) I remember Fr Hillman at the Monduli Mission, Arusha and being very impressed at the age of 10 by a priest who could shoot guinea fowl from the driving seat of his vehicle. I enjoyed the supper that night.

  2. If anyone has more information about this man, Especially between 1977 and 1979 I’d appreciate it. He was involved with my family between those years. Email beezachief@aol.com

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