About the project

The Biography of Cardinal W.M. van Rossum is a project of the Tilburg School of Catholic Theology (TST), Tilburg University. The aim of the project is the writing of a modern academic and critical biography of Cardinal van Rossum, which pays due attention to his wide range of activities and talents. The biography, which will be written in English, promises to be of interest for both a Dutch and an international audience of church historians, political historians, missiologists and religious institutes.The publication of the biography, which is being written by dr. Vefie Poels, is scheduled for November 2014.


Several institutions and funds support the project:

PIN: Commissie Projecten in Nederland, part of KNR (Konferentie van Nederlandse Religieuzen). Their support is a "solidariteitsbijdrage van de gezamenlijke religieuzen in Nederland"

CSSR: St. Clemens Province of the Congregation of Redemptorists

Missio Netherlands (Pontificial Missionary Works)

NIM: Nijmegen Institute for Mission Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen

OSSR: Solidarity Fund of the Redemptoristine sisters, Rome

Sisters of the Holy Cross of Ingenbohl (Switzerland)

KDC: Catholic Documentation Centre (Katholiek Documentie Centrum, Radboud University Nijmegen

KNIR: Royal Netherlands Institute Rome

Stichting Echo (Historical Investigations Religious Institutes)

Design: Frank G. Bosman