Page 9, 18th August 1939

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Page 9, 18th August 1939 — St. Willebrord Centenary

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Organisations: St. Willebrord Fund
People: St. Willebrord
Locations: Amsterdam


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St. Willebrord Centenary

Dutch Catholics are this year celebrating the twelfth centenary of the death of St. Willebrord, the English Benedictine who evangelised the Netherlands, and became the first bishop of Utrecht.

St. Willebrord is now the patron saint of Holland.

On the occasion of this centenary it has been decided to open a fund, the first charge on which will be the erection of a national statue to the saint in a public square in Utrecht.

Thereafter the funds will be used for the propagation of the faith in Holland.

But in consideration of the nationality of their patron saint, Dutch Catholics would consider it a magnificent gesture if Catholics in the United Kingdom, and only in the United Kingdom, would join their national effort to honour this apostle.

The managing committee of the Nederlandschc Katholickendag will be happy to enable English Catholics to act as co-founders of the St. Wiliebrord fund.

Donations will be gladly received by the secretary of the St. Willebrord Fund, N.Z. Voorburgwal, 278 Amsterdam, C.

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