The Netherlands: Canonisation of Carmelite Friar Titus Brandsma Imminent?
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The Netherlands: Canonisation of Carmelite Friar Titus Brandsma Imminent?

Priest, professor and former dean Titus Brandsma is an important step towards canonization. “If things go fast, it could be in February,” says philosopher and FTR dean Christoph Lüthy. Titus Brandsma (1881-1942) is well on his way to being canonized. The Carmelite, priest and former professor and dean of the Catholic University of Nijmegen who…

The Netherlands: Two Large Christian Development Organisations Join Forces
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The Netherlands: Two Large Christian Development Organisations Join Forces

Fr Sjaak de Boer MHM is a member of the Supervisory Board of Cordaid and has signed up for another two years on the joint Board. He writes: “The merger of Cordaid and ICCO is a fact! Today widely in the press. ICCO will merge into Cordaid and join forces for the poor. Front page…

Father Nico Schipper MHM has died
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Father Nico Schipper MHM has died

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the afternoon of 11th December at Esra University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, at the age 62 of Father Nico Schipper Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Nico was born on the 6th of October, 1958 in the town of Kraggenburg N.O.P. in…

Contactblad Winter Issue
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Contactblad Winter Issue

The Dutch Region of the Mill HIll Missionaries presents the Winter 2020 Issue of the Contactblad

St Nicholas: Protector of Children
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St Nicholas: Protector of Children

Several sources state Saint Nicholas is believed to have died on December 6, 343. Over the years, stories of his miracles and work for the poor spread to other parts of the world. He became known as the protector of children and sailors and was associated with gift-giving. He was a popular saint in Europe…

Brother Jan de Groot MHM Has Died. RIP
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Brother Jan de Groot MHM Has Died. RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the 23rd day of November, 2020 in Missiehuis Vrijland, Oosterbeek, at the age of 90 of Brother Jan de Groot Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in Peace Jan was born in the town of Uden, in the Diocese of Bosch, in the…

St Willibrord: Patron Saint of the Netherlands
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St Willibrord: Patron Saint of the Netherlands

Missionary archbishop. Born in Northumbria in 658, Willibrord studied at Ripon monastery under St Wilfrid and spent twelve years studying in Ireland at the abbey of Rathmelsigi, under Saints Egbert and Wigbert. After his ordination he set out, in about 690, with a dozen companions for Frisia, or Friesland. These men covered extraordinary distances on…

Father Cas Rietbergen MHM has died.  RIP
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Father Cas Rietbergen MHM has died. RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the 16th day of September, 2020 in the Missiehuis Vrijland, Oosterbeek, at the age of 86 of Father Cas Rietbergen Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Cas, as we knew him affectionately in Mill Hill, was born on the 25th of…

Contactblad Magazine
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Contactblad Magazine

This is the autumn 2020 edition of the magazine of the Dutch Region of the Mill Hill MIssionaries

Canonisation of Blessed Titus Brandsma: Interview with Vice-Postulator
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Canonisation of Blessed Titus Brandsma: Interview with Vice-Postulator

–Father Millan: In addition to what I just indicated, I would highlight his profound spirituality, not only theoretical (as Professor, he was an expert in Rhenish-Flemish mysticism, as well as on the work and doctrine of Saint Teresa of Jesus), but vital and existential. Although he was very discreet in regard to his personal interior…

Father Cornelius (Cees) Koning MHM Has Died  RIP
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Father Cornelius (Cees) Koning MHM Has Died RIP

Mill Hill Missionaries: 11/2020 Obituary It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the 18th day morning of July, 2020 in the Missiehuis, Vrijland, aged 92, of Father Cornelius (Cees) Koning

Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Celebrating this Year’s Jubilarians
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Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Celebrating this Year’s Jubilarians

The Mill Hill Missionary community at Missiehuis Vrijland today, Sunday 12th July, celebrated this year’s batch of jubiliarians. They are: Fr Gerard van der Laar             75 Fr Joseph Boekema                   70 Fr Kees Koning                   …