The Communion of Saints
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The Communion of Saints

All Saints We heard: John, the Seer, saw what cannot be seen with the eyes of your head. He looked into heaven, entered where God is and saw, “a multitude that no one can count.” In that crowd are not only the holy people officially canonised by the church, no, that crowd consists of all…

Extraordinary Mission Month: An Interview
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Extraordinary Mission Month: An Interview

The Dutch Missionary Organisation ‘People with a Mission’/AMA recently asked me for an interview to be published in a promotional brochure. Here it is in translation. Fons Eppink mhm MISSION IS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE In conversation with Fons Eppink mhm After many years in the mission and in administrative positions, Fons Eppink was a…

Season of Creation: The Four Seagulls
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Season of Creation: The Four Seagulls

THE FOUR SEAGULLS That’s the title of the new dotpainting which I finished yesterday.It depicts four seagulls who are anxiously looking at the people who are discussing how to stop the pollution of the oceans, especially the plastic-soup (the grey areas). The people portrayed by the Aboriginal symbol of the U, are in the green…

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…