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…

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