"Reading the letters you translated for us has been like finding a long-forgotten heirloom, a book from our family’s past that we’ve only just now had a chance to read. The letters have a timelessness to them that makes my grandparents seem alive again almost a century after the letters were first written. The translation job you’ve done has been nothing short of superb. Thanks so much for your interest and dedication."

Jerry Resler
Editor, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (2005)


"Patrice Van Hyle completed 4 ½ years of active and dedicated mission service with Maryknoll Missioners in Tokyo, Japan. She brought her wide background of languages and writing experiences to her activity and achieved notable recognition for her work. With her language base of French, Italian and Spanish she added Japanese to her accomplishments. Patrice utilized her communication skills in writing articles for various publications such as UCAN (United Catholic Asian News) and other ecumenical media. She accompanied Japanese college students to France for World Youth Day and utilized her French interpreting ability to faciliate the trip.

She has been a wonderful example of America in mission and we appreciate her years of service and the sharing of her gifts with Japan."

Patrice with Japanese students in France
for World Youth Day 1997

Patrick F. O'Donoghue, M.M.
Japan Maryknoll Regional Superior (May 1998)

"With Patrice's fluency in French, Italian and Spanish along with her experience in translating, interpreting and writing, her excellent background will be of great service in overseas mission. Patrice will be especially perfect for the task of editorial and reporting work for several religious publications here in Tokyo."

Regis B. Ging, M.M.
Regional Superior Japan Region (December 1994)


"Dear Miss Van Hyle,

I have the pleasure of sharing with you, albeit with some delay, the expressions of appreciation which I have received from His Eminence the Cardinal Secretary of State with regard to the report you had prepared on the 1992 session of ECOSOC.

I take a special delight in conveying to you the appreciation of our Superiors and to seize the opportunity to restate my own sincere gratitude for the competent assistance you give to this Mission."

Archbishop Renato R. Martino
Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations (October 1993)


"Dear Miss Van Hyle,

In his reply to the report I had sent transmitting the 5th volume of the "Human Rights Study Series", along with the analysis you had prepared, H.E. Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, Secretary for Relations with States, has asked me to express his appreciation for your diligent work.

I am delighted to comply with Archbishop Tauran's request and to add my own thanks for the generous assistance you offer to this Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations."

Archbishop Renato R. Martino
Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations (March 1992)


"Patrice's work in French literature and history has been superb from the outset. She has developed excellent skills in critical analysis and has combined them with a broad background in history, political science and other foreign literatures to produce work of singular depth. This is in addition to her participation in a United Nations Intern Program and time spent living in France while taking advanced literature and civilization courses. As a Teaching Assistant, she has taught with the latest proficiency-oriented textbooks, has experience in oral testing procedures and has shown great dedication to her teaching and sincere interest in her students. Her teaching evaluations bear eloquent witness to her success. She is clearly one of the best students we have had in our undergraduate/graduate programs."

Anthony A. Ciccone, Associate Professor of French
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Request a quote