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Diocese of

Roermond

Netherlands Netherlands

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Roermond / Ruremunden(sis) (Latin) / Ruræmundanen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Utrecht

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Hasselt (↙), ’s-Hertogenbosch (↖), Münster (↗), Aachen (↘), Liège (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2018.10.10 – ...):Bishop Hendrikus Marie Gerardus Smeets (58)Bishop Hendrikus Marie Gerardus Smeets (58)
Auxiliary Bishop (1998.12.12 – ...):Bishop Everardus Johannes de Jong (64)Bishop Everardus Johannes de Jong (64)

Titular Bishop of Cariana

Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Netherlands (Netherlands)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Roermond (Roman Rite)

Bishop Hendrikus Marie Gerardus Smeets (58)Bishop Hendrikus Marie Gerardus Smeets (58)Permalink
(2018.10.10 – ...)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands)

In Gods naam mensen lief hebben

Born:1963.11.24 (Heerlen, Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1992.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:2018.12.08

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (2018.10.10 – ...)

Bishop Franciscus Jozef Maria Wiertz (79)Bishop Franciscus Jozef Maria Wiertz (79)Permalink
(1993.07.10 – 2017.12.02)

Bishop emeritus of Roermond (Netherlands)

Geef Heer liefde en geloof aan uw Kerk

Born:1942.12.02 (Kerkrade, Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1968.03.30
Consecrated Bishop:1993.09.25

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1993.07.10 – 2017.12.02)

Bishop Joannes Baptist Matthijs GijsenPermalink
(1972.01.20 – 1993.01.23)

Parate viam Domini / Bereidt de weg des heren

Born:1932.10.07 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1957.04.06
Consecrated Bishop:1972.02.13
Died:2013.06.24 († 80)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1972.01.20 – 1993.01.23)

Titular Bishop of Maastricht (1993.04.03 – 1996.05.24)

Bishop of Reykjavík (Iceland) (1996.05.24 – 2007.10.30)

Bishop Petrus Joannes Antonius MoorsPermalink
(1959.01.26 – 1970.12.29)

Caritas ex Deo

Born:1906.08.25 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1930.04.05
Consecrated Bishop:1959.03.17
Died:1980.09.16 († 74)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1959.01.26 – 1970.12.29)

Titular Bishop of Maastricht (1970.12.29 – 1980.09.16)

Bishop Jan Michiel Jozef Antoon HanssenPermalink
(1957.12.31 – 1958.06.25)

Vince in bono malum

Born:1906.08.18 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1930.04.05
Consecrated Bishop:1947.10.07
Died:1958.06.25 († 51)

Auxiliary Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1947.07.26 – 1957)

Titular Bishop of Birtha (1947.07.26 – 1957.12.31)

Coadjutor Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1957 – 1957.12.31)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1957.12.31 – 1958.06.25)

Bishop Jozef Hubert Willem Lemmens (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1932.03.26 – 1957.12.31)

Stella duce

Born:1884.07.26 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1909.08.26
Consecrated Bishop:1932.03.19
Died:1960.07.22 († 75)

Titular Bishop of Cardicium (1932.02.05 – 1932.03.26)

Coadjutor Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1932.02.05 – 1932.03.26)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1932.03.26 – 1957.12.31)

Titular Archbishop of Samosata (1957.12.31 – 1960.07.22)

Bishop Laurentius Josephus Antonius Hubertus SchrijnenPermalink
(1914.03.28 – 1932.03.26)

Mane nobiscum Domine

Born:1861.07.30 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1885.03.21
Consecrated Bishop:1914.05.13
Died:1932.03.26 († 70)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1914.03.28 – 1932.03.26)

Bishop Josephus Hubertus DrehmannsPermalink
(1900.02.03 – 1913.08.06)

Cum Christo laboro

Born:1843.04.16 (Netherlands)
Consecrated Bishop:1890.02.05
Died:1913.08.06 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Phacusa (1889.06.14 – 1900.02.03)

Coadjutor Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1889.06.14 – 1900.02.03)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1900.02.03 – 1913.08.06)

Bishop Franciscus Antonius BoermansPermalink
(1886.06.18 – 1900.02.02)

In fide fides

Born:1815.12.15 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1838.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1885.06.30
Died:1900.02.02 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Thermopylæ (1885.05.05 – 1886.06.18)

Coadjutor Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1885.05.05 – 1886.06.18)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1886.06.18 – 1900.02.02)

Bishop Joannes Augustus ParedisPermalink
(1853.03.04 – 1886.06.18)

In cruce salus

Born:1795.08.27 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1821.04.07
Consecrated Bishop:1841
Died:1886.06.18 († 90)

Titular Bishop of Hirina (1840.12.18 – 1853.03.04)

Vicar Apostolic of Limburg (Netherlands) (1840.12.18 – 1853.03.04)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1853.03.04 – 1886.06.18)

Vicars Apostolic of Limburg (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joannes Augustus ParedisPermalink
(1840.12.18 – 1853.03.04)

(see above)

Bishops of Roermond (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joannes van Velde de Melroy en Sart-BomalPermalink
(1794.02.21 – 1801.11.29)

Excultus virescit

Born:1743 (Belgium)
Died:1824 († 81)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1794.02.21 – 1801.11.29)

Vicar Apostolic of Grave–Nijmegen (Netherlands) (1801 – 1824)

Bishop Philippus van en tot HoensbroeckPermalink
(1775.05.29 – 1793.04.17)

Deduc me Domine in via tua

Born:1724 (Netherlands)
Died:1793.04.17 († 69)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1775.05.29 – 1793.04.17)

Bishop Johann Heinrich von Kerens, S.J.Permalink
(1769.08.26 – 1775.04.03)

Pande et mande

Born:1725.05.22 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1751.09.19
Consecrated Bishop:1770.01.21
Died:1792.11.26 († 67)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) ([1769.07.17] 1769.08.26 – 1775.04.03)

Military Vicar of Austria (Austria) (1773.11.06 – 1792.11.26)

Bishop of Wiener Neustadt ([1773.11.06] 1775.04.03 – 1785.02.14)

Bishop of Sankt Pölten (Austria) (1785.02.14 – 1792.11.26)

Bishop Johannes de RobianoPermalink
(1746.03.28 – 1769.05.28)

Sicut lilium

Born:1698 (Belgium)
Died:1769.05.28 († 71)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1746.03.28 – 1769.05.28)

Bishop Josephus Anselmus Franciscus WerbrouckPermalink
(1743.07.15 – 1746.01.17)

Fortiter et suaviter

Born:1692 (Belgium)
Died:1747 († 55)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1743.07.15 – 1746.01.17)

Bishop of Antwerpen (Belgium) (1746.01.17 – 1747)

Bishop Jan-Baptist de CastillonPermalink
(1742.09.24 – 1743.05.20)

Comite candore

Born:1680.09.21 (Belgium)
Died:1753.06.26 († 72)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1742.09.24 – 1743.05.20)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1743.05.20 – 1753.06.26)

Bishop Frans Lodewijk de Sanguessa, O.F.M. Rec.Permalink
(1722.04.09 – 1741.08.11)

Ascende fortiter descende suaviter

Born:1662 (Belgium)
Died:1741.08.11 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Utica (1721.05.28 – 1722.04.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1721.05.28 – 1722.04.09)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1722.04.09 – 1741.08.11)

Vicar Apostolic of ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) (1727.07.19 – 1727)

Bishop Angelus d’Ongnies et d’Estrees, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1701.11.21 – 1722.04.09)

Nescia sordis

Born:1650 (Belgium)
Died:1722.04.09 († 72)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1701.11.21 – 1722.04.09)

Bishop Reginaldus Cools, O.P.Permalink
(1676.11.16 – 1700.06.12)

Non nobis

Born:1618 (Belgium)
Died:1706.12.02 († 88)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1676.11.16 – 1700.06.12)

Bishop of Antwerpen (Belgium) (1700.06.12 – 1706.12.02)

Bishop Lancelot de GottigniesPermalink
(1670.12.15 – 1673.08.24)

Sicut malleus conterens petram

Born:1618 (Belgium)
Died:1673.08.24 († 55)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1670.12.15 – 1673.08.24)

Bishop Ignaas-August van Grobbendonck-SchetzPermalink
(? – 1669.05.05)

In labore quies

Born:1625 (Netherlands)
Died:1680.05.31 († 55)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (? – 1669.05.05)

Bishop of Namur (Belgium) (1669.05.05 – 1679.12.26)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1679.12.26 – 1680.05.31)

Bishop Eugeen-Albert d’AllamontPermalink
(1659.03.31 – 1666.06.07)

Patiens esto

Born:1609 (Belgium)
Died:1673.08.28 († 64)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1659.03.31 – 1666.06.07)

Apostolic Administrator of ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) (1662.11.08 – 1666.06.07)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1666.06.07 – 1673.08.28)

Bishop Andreas Creusen (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1651.05.22 – 1657.06.01)

Victrix fortunæ patientia

Born:1591 (Netherlands)
Died:1666.11.08 († 75)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1651.05.22 – 1657.06.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mechelen (Belgium) (1657.06.01 – 1666.11.08)

Bishop Jacobus a CastroPermalink
(1611.01.10 – 1639.02.24)

Esto vigilans

Born:1560 (Netherlands)
Died:1639.02.24 († 79)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1611.01.10 – 1639.02.24)

Bishop Henricus CuyckiusPermalink
(1595.12.20 – 1609.10.09)

Da gloriam Deo

Born:1546 (Netherlands)
Died:1609.10.09 († 63)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1595.12.20 – 1609.10.09)

Bishop Willem Damasz van der LindtPermalink
(1561.08.08 – 1588.02.12)

Quæ sursum sunt quærite

Born:1525 (Netherlands)
Died:1588.11.02 († 63)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1561.08.08 – 1588.02.12)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1588.02.12 – 1588.11.02)

Former Prelates

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Statistics

Area: 2,209 km²

Population: 1,089,700 Catholics (96.0% of 1,135,200 total) (2020)

Statistics: 286 parishes, 419 priests (167 diocesan, 252 religious), 61 deacons, 902 lay religious (372 brothers, 530 sisters), 43 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Onbevlekte Ontvangenis van de heilige maagd Maria (December 8)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: September 3

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History

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Last updated on 2022.10.23

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