Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Mill Hill Missionaries Sell Missiehuis Vrijland
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Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Mill Hill Missionaries Sell Missiehuis Vrijland

Today, Tuesday January 25th, is an important day in the history of the Dutch Region of the Mill Hill Missionaries. At a formal meeting in the common room at Sint Jozefhuis, Oosterbeek,  Dutch Regional, Martien van Leeuwen, signed the deed of sale of Missiehuis Vrijland in the presence of Sollicitor, Fechter, and assorted representatives. This…

First Mill Hill Missionary Lay Associate Celebrates Golden Jubilee
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First Mill Hill Missionary Lay Associate Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Today, January 19th, we celebrated the 50 years of associate membership of the Mill Hill Missionaries of Nicholas (Ko) Klaver, currently our rector at St Jozefhuis in Oosterbeek, the Netherlands. On the eve of this memorable occasion, I sat down with the golden jubilarian to look back over his half century of missionary experience lived,…

Netherlands: René Graat Remembered in Bautifully Edited Book
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Netherlands: René Graat Remembered in Bautifully Edited Book

Book about the life of René Graat MHM – in Dutch White hoarfrost on the grass. A cold winter morning in the southern hill country of Limburg. A group of people together in the open air: ‘corona/omnicron proof’. Reason: the presentation of a 360-page book about Mill Hill missionary René Graat, who died in the…

Netherlands: Trappists in Environmentally Friendly Denim
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Netherlands: Trappists in Environmentally Friendly Denim

The well-known jeans brand G-Star Raw has designed a special habit for the Trappists of Koningshoeven Abbey in The Netherlands: One made of sustainable denim. G-Star Raw entered into a collaboration with the Trappists because both parties have sustainability high on their agenda, the company said in a statement. Source: CRUXNow Continue reading

Blessed Titus Brandsma: Road Cleared for Canonisation
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Blessed Titus Brandsma: Road Cleared for Canonisation

Titus Brandsma, to whom a miracle has been attributed. Born in 1881, Titus was a Dutch theologian, journalist, and author who forcefully opposed and spoke out against the anti-Jewish laws the Nazis were passing in Germany before World War II. He was also an ordained Carmelite priest. He was arrested when Germany invaded the Netherlands…

Father Dick (Ricardo) Marcus MHM Obituary
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Father Dick (Ricardo) Marcus MHM Obituary

It is with regret that we announce the death in the morning of November 20th, 2021, in Ziekenhuis Rijnstate, Arnhem, The Netherlands, aged 83 of Dick (Ricardo) Marcus Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Dignum Marcus, or Dick Marcus, as he was affectionately known by his fellow Members and Associates in Mill Mill,…

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…

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…