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Titus Brandsma
Thursday, 27 May 2021 12:27

A step closer to sainthood

Dutch Carmelite, Titus Brandsma (1881-1942), has moved a step closer to being officially recognised by the Church as a saint. On 25 May 2021 the Congress of Theological Consultors recognised as a miracle the scientifically inexplicable healing of Fr Michael Driscoll, OCarm, attributed to the intercession of Blessed Titus Brandsma. This positive result now allows Fr Titus' Cause to be submitted to the Cardinals and Bishops of the Congregation for Causes of the Saints. If the outcome is positive the Congregation will then submit its conclusions for the approval of the Pope who will then meet with the council of cardinals (Consistory) during which the recognition of Titus Brandsma as a saint will be officially announced. More story & images

Saturday, 27 July 2019 04:24

Feast of Bl Titus Brandsma

Titus Brandsma was a Dutch Carmelite, scholar and writer who was killed in Dachau Concentration Camp because of his stance against Nazism.

Born in The Netherlands in 1881, Titus joined the Carmelite Order as a young man. Ordained priest in 1905, he obtained a doctorate in philosophy in Rome. Titus brought his deep prayer practice to his studies, his teaching and his writing.

More story & photos

Friday, 14 September 2018 15:18

Dachau Carmelites Honoured

A plaque commemorating the ten Carmelites who died in Dachau Concentration Camp was unveiled by Fr Fernando Millán Romeral (Prior General) during the International Course for young Carmelites in August.

The plaque sits in the camp's Memorial Centre among many others commemorating those who died. Blesseds Titus Brandsma and Hilary Januszewski are among the 8 Poles and 2 Dutch whose names are recorded on the plaque.

Friday, 14 September 2018 14:28

International Student Course - Final Newsletter

Welcome to the final issue of our newsletter covering the International Student Course in Holland Germany. In this issue, José, Francisco and Matthew are visiting Dachau Concentration Camp where Blessed Titus Brandsma died in 1942. Back in Munich for the final day the young Carmelites were led through a day of reflection on their experiences.

  pdf International Course Titus Brandsma 5 (4.06 MB)

Saturday, 25 August 2018 16:04

International Student Course - Newsletter 4

In this issue, José, Francisco and Matthew travel from The Netherlands to Germany, visiting the Carmelite Church and community in Mainz. There they began their reflection on the final days and martyrdom of Blessed Titus Brandsma led by Br Andreas Scholten and Fr Fernando Millián Romeral (Prior General).

pdf International Course Titus Brandsma 4 (3.78 MB)

Saturday, 04 August 2018 16:05

International Student Course - Newsletter 3

In this issue José, Matthew and Francisco learn about Blessed Titus Brandsma as a scholar, journalist and mystic. They visit Amersfoort Concentration Camp where Titus was imprisoned before being transferred to Dachau. On returning to Nijmegen they catch up with Fr Fernando, the Prior General.

Download this issue below.

pdf International Course Titus Brandsma 3 (2.28 MB)

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 15:59

International Student Course - Newsletter 2

Follow our 3 brothers attending the International Course for Simply Professed as they journey to Megen, Oss and Boxmeer in this issue.

They have been looking at the early life of Blessed Titus Brandsma and visiting the Carmelite Institute in Boxmeer, Holland.

Download the latest newsletter below.

  pdf International Course Titus Brandsma 2 (4.97 MB)

Saturday, 28 July 2018 15:00

International Student Course - Newsletter 1

Three young Carmelites from our province are attending the International Course for Simply Professed Carmelites in Nijmegen.

The focus of the course is the life of Carmelite, Blessed Titus Brandsma, who was martyred in Dachau concentration camp in 1942.

Brs José, Francisco and Matthew are keeping us up to date with what is happening in words and photos. Download the newsletter below.

pdf International Course on Titus Brandsma Newsletter 1 (4.45 MB)

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