Monthly Inspirational- May 2021

The month of May is usually a month of many festivities. Weddings, First Communions, and Confirmations are all planned long in advance. Even though the terraces and shops in The Hague are slowly starting to re-open again and more people are getting vaccinated, Corona...

Monthly Inspirational- April 2021

On the Threshold of April 2021 Last Easter, the first lockdown in The Netherlands was so strict and severe that Holy Week could not be celebrated in church. Everything was literally closed. All the ceremonies were video streamed from my living room. The singing and...

Monthly Inspiration – March 2021

Dear Parishioner/Visitor, February brought us ice, snow, and spring all in one week. The NASA Rover named “Percey” landed on Mars and the distribution of the COVID 19 vaccine in Holland started very slowly. The lockdown restrictions will most likely last throughout...

Monthly Inspiration – February 2021

On the threshold of February 2021 Dear Parishioner/Visitor, I am writing this text on the 20th of January, a historical day for several reasons. On a global level, the inauguration speech from the new US President Biden sounded like a homily with values from the...

Monthly Inspiration – January 2021

On the Threshold of January 2021 The Christmas decorations are back in their boxes and the New Year is here with a new “normal routine”. Let me first, wish you all the best for 2021.  We cross the threshold from old to new with a lot of open-ended questions. Yes, it...

Monthly Inspiration – December 2020

Christ the King 2020 crowned in a Corona Year. The Feast of Christ the King signals the end of the current  liturgical year and the following Sunday which is  the First Sunday of Advent,  starts a new liturgical  year. Does Christ need this royal title? Not really,...