Brederoc – Mill Hill Missionary and Accomplished Painter
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Brederoc – Mill Hill Missionary and Accomplished Painter

Today the Dutch Masterpainters launched a very attractive website featuring the life and work of Fr Cornelius Breed MHM aka Brederoc. View website (Right click page for English translation) An exhibition of a selection of his artwork is scheduled to open on September 11th at the Museum Tongerlohuys in Roosendaal, The Netherlands

Hans Burgman MHM: Saint Joseph Revisited
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Hans Burgman MHM: Saint Joseph Revisited

Our image of Saint Joseph, our patron, needs refurbishing. For many he is just a silent background figure, bodyguard of Mary and Jesus, breadwinner, obedient and accommodating. And a dreamer. But “Joseph’s influence on his son may have been more important than we have recognised”, Jose Pagola says in his celebrated book JESUS (pg. 67…

Notice Funeral Fr. Hans Burgman MHM
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Notice Funeral Fr. Hans Burgman MHM

The funeral Mass for Fr Hans Burgman MHM at the Saint Lambertus Basilica in Hengelo, The Netherlands, is scheduled to start on Saturday March 19th at 14h00 local time, and not at 13h30 as earlier announced. The full service will be live-streamed on Youtube at Sint Lambertusbasiliek – YouTube The live-stream will be started from…

Hans Burgman MHM on Missed Opportunities in the History of the Church
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Hans Burgman MHM on Missed Opportunities in the History of the Church

Hans Burgman MHM who died yesterday was a creative visionary. In an interview with the Dutch Missionary Agency ‘Mensen Met een Missie’ he reflected on what he saw as missed opportunities in the history of the Church. He likes to come straight to the point. Thus he begins about all the missed opportunities in the…

Synodal Pathway: A Mill Hill Lay Missionary Responds
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Synodal Pathway: A Mill Hill Lay Missionary Responds

Jacinta van Luijk MHM: I have been a Mill Hill missionary since 1982, including a period from 2001 to 2009 with the Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM), and ‘permanent missionary worker’ with the WNM (Week Nederlandse Missionaris – ‘Dutch Missionary Council’) since 2010. My first ministry was from 1982 – 1998 in the urban apostolate…

The Netherlands: Fr Jac Hetsen MHM Preparing to Retire from Active Ministry
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The Netherlands: Fr Jac Hetsen MHM Preparing to Retire from Active Ministry

Fr Jac Hetsen MHM is a former General Superior of the Mill Hill Missionaries who served in several parishes in the Amsterdam urban area over the past fifteen years ministering to the Portuguese speaking community. Since 2007 I have been officially pastorally active in what we now call the Emmaus Parish. The first ten years…

Synodal Pathway: Interview with Leading Member of Synod Secretariat
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Synodal Pathway: Interview with Leading Member of Synod Secretariat

Myriam Wijlens: ‘Don’t wait for someone else’s initiative‘ Passionately, church lawyer Myriam Wijlens helps lead the Synod on synodality. Has the hour of women in the Church come? Interview (Extract) – Lieve Wouters Kerknet.be Pope Francis announced a synod involving the broad base of the Church for the first time in history. Every diocese in…