Festa de Despedida – Fr Jac Hetsen MHM Bids Farewell to Lusophone Parish in Amsterdam
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Festa de Despedida – Fr Jac Hetsen MHM Bids Farewell to Lusophone Parish in Amsterdam

It was my farewell party from the Portuguese speaking Fatima parish. I was privileged to work there for sixteen years and to allow myslef to be touched by their faith and their lives as migrants in this Dutch society. Some were “legal” and others were undocumented. We didn’t care, because they wanted to survive. The…

Titus Brandsma: Journalist -Martyr
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Titus Brandsma: Journalist -Martyr

Born in 1881, Titus Brandsma was a Dutch theologian, journalist, and author, as well as ordained Carmelite priest, who forcefully opposed and spoke out against the anti-Jewish laws the Nazis were passing in Germany before World War II. In January 1942, when Germany invaded the Netherlands, he was arrested. The Nazis told the Carmelite priest that…

Philippines: Carmelite ‘Martyr of Press Freedom’ Inspiration amid Flood of Fake News
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Philippines: Carmelite ‘Martyr of Press Freedom’ Inspiration amid Flood of Fake News

Amid the flood of disinformation ahead of this year’s Philippine national elections, Filipinos should find inspiration in a priest who was dubbed “martyr of press freedom” for standing for the truth. “With fake news and misinformation going on, the truth is compromised,” said Father Christian Buenafe, O.Carm, at the opening of an exhibit on the…

Brother Peter (Piet) van Leeuwen Has Died.  R.I.P.
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Brother Peter (Piet) van Leeuwen Has Died. R.I.P.

It is with regret that we inform you of the death at 06h00 on the 18th day of April, 2022 in Missiehuis, Vrijland, the Netherlands, aged 91, of Brother Peter (Piet) van Leeuwen Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace             Piet, the younger brother of our Father Willem van Leeuwen MHM, was born…

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