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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2 Responses to Spiritan Father Eugene Hillman was a hero to an African tribe

  1. John Barrett says:

    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. Doug MacAskill says:

    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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