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

Canonisation of Blessed Titus Brandsma: Interview with Vice-Postulator
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Canonisation of Blessed Titus Brandsma: Interview with Vice-Postulator

–Father Millan: In addition to what I just indicated, I would highlight his profound spirituality, not only theoretical (as Professor, he was an expert in Rhenish-Flemish mysticism, as well as on the work and doctrine of Saint Teresa of Jesus), but vital and existential. Although he was very discreet in regard to his personal interior…

From India to The Netherlands: Getting Involved in Reciprocal Mission
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From India to The Netherlands: Getting Involved in Reciprocal Mission

Today, Sunday 5th July, Fr Thaddeus de Deckere mhm was officially inducted as ‘parish vicar’ (assistant priest) of a huge pastoral area covering most of the province of Zeeland in the diocese of Breda, The Netherlands. This pastoral area going under the name of ‘Boven de Schelde’ (Above the Scheldt) comprises two parishes with 12…

Enschede, The Netherlands: An Explosion of Creativity in Times of Corona
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Enschede, The Netherlands: An Explosion of Creativity in Times of Corona

These corona times mean that I have a lot of time for the garden and presbytery. A working group has now been formed for the garden to turn the walls of the presbytery garden into an exhibition of paintings. There is also an Our Lady’s chapel against the large tree in the middle of the…