//November

Advent Season

2017-08-18T11:08:39+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Categories: Devotions, Meditation, News|Tags: , |

We start today the Advent Season, the beginning of a new Liturgical Church Year. Advent means "coming," a word that connotes "waiting." It is a season of expectant waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in the "flesh" - for his birth. We await his coming in the flesh, we await also his second coming in glory! [...]

Renewal of Vows

2017-08-18T11:06:29+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl|Tags: |

We celebrated this morning the Renewal of Vows of Sr. Mary Amata for the 5th time.  As  always, everytime we celebrate profession of vows, whether it be a renewal, a first vow or a jubilee, it gives me a feeling of awe and wonder, and of deep gratitude to God for the gift of religious vocation [...]

Autumn Rose

2017-08-18T11:04:09+00:00 November 19th, 2015|Categories: Artwork|Tags: , |

Autumn Rose? Is there such a flower?Look at these! These are the Autumn Roses! Aren't they beautiful? These were made out of autumn leaves. Our Slovakish Sister had a visitor two weeks ago and she brought her some beautiful autumn leaves and a few ivy. Together they formed these beautiful flowers. These were made two weeks [...]

Congratulations! Best Wishes!

2017-08-18T10:57:22+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Categories: Bad Driburg, News|Tags: , |

Today we join in spirit our Sisters in Bad Driburg, Germany, as they joyfully celebrate the Nameday and, at the same time, the Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession of our Superior General, Mother Mary Elizabeth. With Mother, we thank God for calling her to our Congregation and for giving her the beautiful, though heavy responsibility, [...]

Perpetual Adoration

2017-08-18T10:55:05+00:00 November 8th, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: , |

Today, a hundred years ago, we started solemnly the service of perpetual adoration. Our Co-foundress, Mother Mary Michael, had done her best to secure permission for perpetual exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from the bishop of Roermond, and finally, on November 6, 1915, we gratefully received it. What joy our Sisters then must have felt by [...]

100 Years Perpetual Adoration

2017-08-18T10:53:07+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: , |

We've just had Holy Mass this morning with our Auxilliary Bishop Everhard de Jong as main celebrant, concelebrated by Dean Fr. Jos Spee and our parish priest Fr. John Dautzenberg, gratefully commemorating our Congregation's 100th year service of perpetual adoration. On November 6, 1915, the Diocesan Bishop of Roermond, Msgr. L. J. H. A. Schrijnen, [...]

All Souls’ Day

2017-08-18T10:51:09+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Devotions, Invitation, Meditation, Motherhouse in Steyl|Tags: |

Today we are celebrating the All Souls' Day. After we have celebrated the Feast of all the Saints yesterday, we now commemorate all the departed. We owe them our prayers and whatever help we can extend to them by way of sacrifices and works of mercy, so that they may soon enter the gates of [...]

All Saints’ Day

2017-08-18T10:48:56+00:00 November 1st, 2015|Categories: Devotions, Meditation|Tags: |

It's November 1, All Saints' Day! We start a new month with all the Saints! We remember today not only the canonized Saints, but also all the Saints that are not officially canonized by the Church but had lived a life of holiness during their lifetime. They were the ones who had passed through trials and [...]