The Common Thread of a Jubilarian’s Missionary Life
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The Common Thread of a Jubilarian’s Missionary Life

Jubilarian Folkert Kruis MHM reflects on the underlying thread of sixty years of missionary involvement in Kenya. The common thread The first thing we all did after arriving in the country we were appointed to was learning the language. There were usually no books to help you, but you could find a teacher to help…

The Netherlands: Contactblad Magazine
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The Netherlands: Contactblad Magazine

Summer 2021

‘The Hard Road’ – A New Publication by Ben Engelbertink MHM
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‘The Hard Road’ – A New Publication by Ben Engelbertink MHM

‘De Harde Weg’ (The Hard Road) is a new book written in Dutch by Ben Engelbertink MHM. Taking the literary form of a roadnovel the narrative centers around a group of four hikers who make their way from London to the South of France. Along the way they engage in lively discussions and private musings…

My conversion from priest-missionary to missionary-priest.
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My conversion from priest-missionary to missionary-priest.

This year Frans Mol MHM will celebrate his 60 years jubilee. Below he recalls a turning point in his understanding of missionary involvement. The difference has become very clear to me over the past sixty years. After our ordination we went as priest-missionaries to the Maasai area in Kenya. You were a priest. So you…

Hollow Man: Monument Commemorating all Unknown Refugees
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Hollow Man: Monument Commemorating all Unknown Refugees

An Initiative of Fr Sjaak de Boer MHM Roman Catholic Church of Our Saviour, The Hague. On Sunday, 25 April, a statue will be unveiled in our church garden to commemorate all the unknown refugees who died during their flight at sea or in the desert. The Dutch international development organization, CORDAID, financed this project….

Funeral Fr. Ted Feldbrugge MHM: Full Video Available
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Funeral Fr. Ted Feldbrugge MHM: Full Video Available

The complete video of the funeral of Fr. Ted Feldbrugge MHM is now available for viewing and for download. Link:https://vimeo.com/523219624 Password: Millhill

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Issue: Spring 2021

Live Stream Funeral Fr Ted Feldbrugge MHM
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Live Stream Funeral Fr Ted Feldbrugge MHM

The Funeral of Fr Ted Feldbrugge is scheduled to be live streamed from the chapel of the Mill Hill Missionaries in Oosterbeek, The Netherlands on Friday 12 March starting at 11h00 CET (UTC+1) You can join the event at: https://vimeo.com/event/771385 Password: Millhill A tribute The Mensa Domini Sisters would like to express our sympathy to…

Father Theodore (Ted) Feldbrugge MHM has died. RIP.
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Father Theodore (Ted) Feldbrugge MHM has died. RIP.

It is with regret that we announce the death on 8th March at 8.15 am at nursing home Pleyade, Arnhem, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands, aged 91, of Father Theodore (Ted) Feldbrugge Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Ted, as we knew him affectionately among the Mill Hill Missionaries was born on the 29th of…

Fr James Nielen MHM Lovingly Remembered
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Fr James Nielen MHM Lovingly Remembered

THREE YEARS ON – FR JAMES NIELEN – FR CHARITY RIP! (A father, a mentor, a role model: more memories, gone at a ripe age, gone to glory, gone to rest from restlessness). Once Padre Pio of Pietrelcina was asked what he would like written on his tombstone, he said effortlessly, “here lies a man…

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…