Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Samen Mettinger Katholieken

The Story:

The workshops ‘Samen Familie Zijn’ initiated by Maurice Brenninkmeijer that took place in 02013, 02014 and 02015 were the inspiration of the Mettinger Katholieken, which was founded by Hans Kruitwagen in 02017. The second bi-annual meetup is planned for Saturday, August 17, 02019 in Mettingen. The third will take place in 02021, fourth 02023, etc, etc, the final meeting is planned for the year 12017.

Who: Which people?

Open to the descendants of August Brenninkmeijer (the A of C&A) and their spouses and citizens of Mettingen, Germany who want to be “a force for good”.


“What should we do then?” the crowd asked. John (the Baptist) answered: “If you have two coats, give one away.”   Gospel of Luke 3:10 We have two coats. We can give one away or … we can sell two, buy three, give one away, sell two, buy three, give one away, sell two, buy three, give one away….repeat.


Simple. Humble. Joyous. Fun.

If you are blessed with having inherited a significant ‘garden’, you can enjoy and share its fruits whilst letting it grow and flourish. You can pass on a larger, more bountiful ‘garden’ to the next generations.

In practice: We “tithe”; we give away 10% of our income (preferably to a Catholic organization).

Atheists welcome

“The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone,” pope Francis told worshipers at Mass. “‘Father, even the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone! We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there.” Pope John Paul II: “Fides et Ratio”

“Samen familie zijn” in a circle of trust

We form a circle of trust: Sharing insights, doubts and the secret recipes for making money. We are together in “Unitas” but think and act independently; speedboats, not a supertanker.

Meeting once a year or once every two years in Mettingen for those who wish.

De wonderen zijn de wereld nog niet uit. The more you give, the more you get.

Nun verdrieget jug

Raadsman: Father Pieter Zimmermann

Keep to less than 500 words. Version: January 14, 2018

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