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Titus Brandsma Congress October 3-7, 2023

Venue Radboud University, Erasmusplein 1, Nijmegen
Organization Elisabeth Hense e. a.

Program Titus Brandsma Congress

October 3, 2023 Aula 
19:00 o’clock - Words of Welcome (20 minutes each), music in between
Chair Heleen Murre-van den Berg

  • The Meaning of Titus Brandsma for Radboud University (Rector magnificus Radboud University)
  • The Meaning of Titus Brandsma for the Dutch Church Province (Bishop of Den Bosch)
  • The Meaning of Titus Brandsma for the Carmelite Order (Prior General of the Carmelite Order)
  • The Meaning of Titus Brandsma for the Dutch Carmelite Province (Prior Provincial Dutch Province)
  • Music (Chris Fictoor e. a.)
  • Short announcements - Organization committee
  • Time of Recreation

October 4, 2023
9:00 o’clock - Morning prayer (Andreas Scholten and Severin Tyburski)

9:30 o’clock - Lectures (20 minutes each, 10 minutes discussion)

  • Introduction to the Collected Works of Titus Brandsma (Elisabeth Hense)
  • Titus Brandsma and his Family (Henk Nota)
  • Titus Brandsma and the University (Jan Brabers)

11:00 o’clock - Coffee / Tea

11:30 o’clock - Lectures

  • Titus Brandsma and the Ruusbroec Genootschap (Rob Faesen)
  • Titus Brandsma and Dutch Mysticism (Jos Huls)
  • Titus Brandsma and Eastern Mysticism (Alfons Bruening)

13:00 o’clock - Lunch

14:00 o’clock - Walk on the campus (Elianne Keulemans, Petra van Wersch, Jan Brabers)

15:30 o’clock - Coffee and Tea at the Titus Brandsma Memorial

16:00 o’clock - Walk through Nijmegen: In the footsteps of Titus Brandsma (Marieke Rijpkema e. a.)

October 5, 2023

9:00 o’clock - Morning prayer (Andreas Scholten and Severin Tyburski)

9:30 o’clock- Lectures

  • Titus Brandsma and the Carmelite Rule (Patrick Mullins)
  • Titus Brandsma and Carmelite Spirituality (Giovanni Grosso)
  • Titus Brandsma and his Biography of Teresa of Avila (Fernando Millán Romeral)

11:00 o’clock - Coffee / Tea

11:30 o’clock - Lectures

  • Titus Brandsma and the Spiritual Life (Michael Plattig)
  • Titus Brandsma and National-Socialism (Edeltraud Klueting)
  • Titus Brandsma and Catholic Emancipation (Christoph Hübenthal)

13:00 o’clock - Lunch

15:00 o’clock - Coffee and Tea in Boxmeer

16:00 o’clock

Visit to the Titus Brandsma Archive in Boxmeer (Ton van der Gulik and Veronica Kruijswijk)


October 6, 2023
9:00 o’clock - Morning prayer (Andreas Scholten and Severin Tyburski)

9:30 o’clock – Lectures

  • Canonization of Titus Brandsma (Giovanna Brizi)
  • Titus Brandsma and Spiritual Guidance (Hein Blommestijn)
  • Titus Brandsma and Societal Action (Rico Ponce)

11:00 o’clock - Coffee / Tea

11:30 o’clock - Lectures

  • Titus Brandsma and Journalism (William Harry)
  • Titus Brandsma and Education (Hettie Berflo e. a.)
  • Network Titus Brandsma Studies (Organization Committee)

13:00 o’clock - Lunch

15:00 o’clock - Break-out groups:

  • journalism and communications concerning Titus Brandsma (William Harry)
  • spiritual guidance inspired by Titus Brandsma (Hein Blommestijn)
  • societal action inspired by Titus Brandsma (Rico Ponce)
  • teaching about Titus Brandsma (Hettie Berflo e. a.)

17:30 o’clock - Mass (sermon Micéal O’Neill)

19:00 o’clock- Dinner (Kasteeltje)