Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Mill Hill Missionaries Sell Missiehuis Vrijland
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Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Mill Hill Missionaries Sell Missiehuis Vrijland

Today, Tuesday January 25th, is an important day in the history of the Dutch Region of the Mill Hill Missionaries. At a formal meeting in the common room at Sint Jozefhuis, Oosterbeek,  Dutch Regional, Martien van Leeuwen, signed the deed of sale of Missiehuis Vrijland in the presence of Sollicitor, Fechter, and assorted representatives. This…

First Mill Hill Missionary Lay Associate Celebrates Golden Jubilee
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First Mill Hill Missionary Lay Associate Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Today, January 19th, we celebrated the 50 years of associate membership of the Mill Hill Missionaries of Nicholas (Ko) Klaver, currently our rector at St Jozefhuis in Oosterbeek, the Netherlands. On the eve of this memorable occasion, I sat down with the golden jubilarian to look back over his half century of missionary experience lived,…

Netherlands: René Graat Remembered in Bautifully Edited Book
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Netherlands: René Graat Remembered in Bautifully Edited Book

Book about the life of René Graat MHM – in Dutch White hoarfrost on the grass. A cold winter morning in the southern hill country of Limburg. A group of people together in the open air: ‘corona/omnicron proof’. Reason: the presentation of a 360-page book about Mill Hill missionary René Graat, who died in the…

Netherlands: Trappists in Environmentally Friendly Denim
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Netherlands: Trappists in Environmentally Friendly Denim

The well-known jeans brand G-Star Raw has designed a special habit for the Trappists of Koningshoeven Abbey in The Netherlands: One made of sustainable denim. G-Star Raw entered into a collaboration with the Trappists because both parties have sustainability high on their agenda, the company said in a statement. Source: CRUXNow Continue reading

Christmas Greetings
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Christmas Greetings

Wishing a truly Luminous Christmas to all visitors – regular and occasional – to this website of the Mill Hill Missionaries. And may Peace be yours in abundance in the New Year. God has come. God is there in the world. And therefore everything is different from what we imagine it to be. . ….

John Wijngaards’ ‘Ten Commandments for Church Reform’ – a Review
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John Wijngaards’ ‘Ten Commandments for Church Reform’ – a Review

John Wijngaards has set himself a challenging task. He has lived a full and fascinating life. He tells his story with a luxury of detail. It is obvious he is telling it ‘like it is’, or was. For any Catholic who has lived the experience of post-Vatican II, his book is a significant contribution to…

Blessed Titus Brandsma: Road Cleared for Canonisation
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Blessed Titus Brandsma: Road Cleared for Canonisation

Titus Brandsma, to whom a miracle has been attributed. Born in 1881, Titus was a Dutch theologian, journalist, and author who forcefully opposed and spoke out against the anti-Jewish laws the Nazis were passing in Germany before World War II. He was also an ordained Carmelite priest. He was arrested when Germany invaded the Netherlands…

Glowing Appraisal of John Wijngaards’ Memoirs
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Glowing Appraisal of John Wijngaards’ Memoirs

On hearing about Hans Wijngaards’  new book, ‘Ten Commandments for Church Reform’, I immediately ordered it and,  on receiving it, I could hardly put it down  ( I love to read autobiographies! ) and  I was so grateful and  delighted to read his personal  memoirs  from his early life to the present day and especially…

Father Dick (Ricardo) Marcus MHM Obituary
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Father Dick (Ricardo) Marcus MHM Obituary

It is with regret that we announce the death in the morning of November 20th, 2021, in Ziekenhuis Rijnstate, Arnhem, The Netherlands, aged 83 of Dick (Ricardo) Marcus Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Dignum Marcus, or Dick Marcus, as he was affectionately known by his fellow Members and Associates in Mill Mill,…