Obituary for Sr Hermina Tolboom FMSJ
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Obituary for Sr Hermina Tolboom FMSJ

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER HERMINA TOLBOOM who died in Missiehuis,  Vrijland, The Netherlands  on 20th January 2021 Catharine Gerarda Tolboom was born on 6th August 1929, one of twelve children of her parents, Sebastianus and Maria Tolboom.  She is survived by only one Sister and two brothers….

Corona-Time: An Artist’s Impression
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Corona-Time: An Artist’s Impression

This new painting is called Corona-time. It is the result of having plenty of time at home, where I paint a few hours every day. I try to explain the meaning.There is the road of life of a person and his home (middle bottom). It is wintertime: snowflakes and bare trees. It is snowing and…

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…

October 2020 Extraordinary Mission Month: A Personal Story
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October 2020 Extraordinary Mission Month: A Personal Story

Ben Engelbertink worked and lived with the Iban people of Borneo in the 60’s and 70’s. In 2017 he went back to celebrate his 50th anniversary of his missionary work. How does he look back on this time? And do missionaries still have a future? You’ll see it in this documentary. René Horsthuis

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