Roosendaal, The Netherlands: Historic Mill Hill Missionary Location Organises Exhibition
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Roosendaal, The Netherlands: Historic Mill Hill Missionary Location Organises Exhibition

Encounter As part of the preparation for the Brederoc (artist name of Fr Kees Breed MHM) exhibition -12 September 2022- I came across a portrait of Father Cornelis Simons (+ 12-12-1934) in the exhibition of “Hemel en Aarde” (Heaven and Earth)  in the Tongerlohuys museum in Roosendaal Here the ‘Story of Roosendaal’ was told through…

18 – 26 September: Peace Week Netherlands
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18 – 26 September: Peace Week Netherlands

Every September starting in 1967, PAX organises the national Peace Week. Together with thousands of people throughout Netherlands, we show that there is a better way. Everyone can contribute to peace! During Peace Week, people who long for peace and a feeling of community join PAX in demonstrating what is possible, despite growing polarisation. The…

Lay Mill Hill Missionary Associates Renew Contract (2)
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Lay Mill Hill Missionary Associates Renew Contract (2)

On Sunday, August 15th, lay Mill Hill Missionary associates Toos Beentjes and Corry van de Bosch renewed their contract of association. Prompted to write about her experience as a Mill Hill Missionary associate Corry van den Bosch writes: As a result of the renewal of the Mill Hill contract of association, I was asked what…

Lay Mill Hill Missionary Associates Renew Contract (1)
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Lay Mill Hill Missionary Associates Renew Contract (1)

On Sunday, August 15th, lay Mill Hill Missionary associates Toos Beentjes and Corry van de Bosch renewed their contract of association. Toos Beentjes signed her fist contract of association in March 1973. She served as a missionary in diverse places and different capacities: in Malaysia, as a member of the Mission Promotion team in the…

Historical Slavery: A Dutch Perspective
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Historical Slavery: A Dutch Perspective

The author, Paul de Schipper, is a retired Dutch journalist, with extensive experience reporting on African affairs. He is a friend of the Mill Hill Missionaries Decaying ‘Amsterdam’ slavery monument on Ghanaian coast. In Amsterdam they are busy with the slavery past. Much publicity, an exhibition on Slavery in the Rijksmuseum. And official apologies from…

The Netherlands: Flowers of Murdered Journalist Placed Around Monument Fallen Refugees
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The Netherlands: Flowers of Murdered Journalist Placed Around Monument Fallen Refugees

‘At the request of his family, the flowers from the funeral of Peter R de Vries have been placed in the garden of the Our Saviour church in The Hague around the monument to the fallen refugees’. (Sjaak de Boer MHM) Peter R de Vries was perhaps best known for his work on cold cases…

The Netherlands: Celebrating our Jubilarians
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The Netherlands: Celebrating our Jubilarians

Today, July 9th, 2021, we celebrated five jubilarians at St. Jozefhuis, Oosterbeek. We rejoiced with Frans Baartmans, Folkert Kruis, Frans Mol and Kees Vlaming in gratitude for their 60 years of missionary life, and Jan Laarakker who celebrated his 25 years as a lay missionary associate. Earlier, last Sunday, Tjeu Cuijpers (60), Theo Beemster (65)…

Netherlands:The Martyrs of Gorkum
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Netherlands:The Martyrs of Gorkum

These were a group of nineteen Dutch religious, including Franciscans, Dominicans Premonstratensian Canons and diocesan priests, who were hanged by militant Dutch Calvinists at Briel in 1572, during the war of independence with Spain. After imprisonments and tortures, a mob hauled them before the fanatical pirate Admiral Lumey. William of Orange ordered their release and…