Nijmeegse hoogleraar en priester Titus Brandsma heilig verklaard
Nijmeegse hoogleraar en priester Titus Brandsma heilig verklaard

Establishment of Titus Brandsma Circle

A successful first edition of the Congress of the Titus Brandsma Circle marks the start of the Titus Brandsma Circle.

Dr Elisabeth Hense, organized the Congress in collaboration with Prof. Michael Plattig and Dr Edeltraud Klueting, both members of the German Carmelite Institute. A recording of the opening night of the Congress can be found below. The proceedings of the Congress will be published by Aschendorff Publishers.

The Congress was part of the major project to publish the Collected Works of Titus Brandsma in seven volumes that Dr Hense is leading in collaboration with Joseph Chalmers S.T.L., former Prior General of the Carmelite Order. The project is funded by Radboud University and the British and Irish Provinces of the Carmelites as well as the General Council of the Carmelites in Rome. Over the coming years, Elisabeth Hense and Joseph Chalmers will continue this edition project with five more volumes in collaboration with different institutes, among them the Institutum Carmelitanum at Rome and the German Carmelite Institute in Bamberg, and in particular with Jos Huls and Carmen Fotescu of the Ad Montem community in the Netherlands. 

The Titus Brandsma Circle 

In order to foster further research on Titus Brandsma, a Titus Brandsma Circle has been established. Its first president is Prof. Fernando Millán Romeral, O. Carm., (Comillas University in Madrid), the treasurer is Christian Körner, O. Carm., (Carmelite Curia in Rome) and the Secretary is Dr Elisabeth Hense, TO. Carm., (Radboud University in Nijmegen). If you should wish to join the Circle, please send an email to Dr Hense: Elisabeth.Hense [at] (Elisabeth[dot]Hense[at]ru[dot]nl)

The membership fee for the Titus Brandsma Circle will be € 50.00 or $50 for Europe and North America (Members of the Carmelite Order € 40.00), € 30.00  for Asia, Africa and South America (Members of the Carmelite Order, € 20.00). 

Please send the fee to the following bank before November 11, 2023: Istituto per le Opere di Religione, Cortile Sisto V - 00120 - Città del Vaticano, giving TITUS BRANDSMA CIRCLE, account number 12918060, IBAN:  VA62001000000012918060, BIC: IOPRVAVX or IOPRVAVXXXX. As a member of the Titus Brandsma Circle you will receive information about its activities and invitations to its congresses.

Prof. Fernando Millán elucidated his plans for the 2025 congress of the Titus Brandsma Circle during the 2023 congress. More details will follow in the beginning of 2024. It is our aim to invite all scholars interested in Titus Brandsma research from all over the world to join the Circle. Please do not hesitate to forward this information to colleagues who might be interested in collaborating with the Titus Brandsma Circle.