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Pipe Organ

2017-08-22T12:20:31+00:00 February 28th, 2016|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl, News, Uncategorized|

Our 83- year old Pipe organ, which has seen better days and has lived in our Motherhouse since 1933, a year before M. Mary Michael's death,  badly needed an overhaul. Expensive though it is, we decided to have it thoroughly fixed as it is of good quality. Last February 22, the big work began. The men [...]

Venerable M. Mary Michael

2017-08-22T12:15:48+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sisters praying before the grave of M.Mary Michael We commemorated yesterday, February 25, the death anniversary of our Venerable M. Mary Michael (video). Sisters made a kind of "pilgrimage" for nine days to her grave in our cemetery across our street to ask for her intercession for all the intentions recommended to our prayers and [...]

SVD & SSpS Retreat Guides

2017-08-22T12:13:26+00:00 February 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The SVD's and SSpS from all over the world, who are having their Retreat Guide Workshop here in Steyl came today, February 7 at 4:00 P.M.  to meet us and also to get to know more about Mother Mary Michael, our Co-foundress. We presented them first a PowerPoint and then proceeded afterward with sharings and questions and [...]

St. Joseph Freinademetz

2017-08-22T12:09:12+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Categories: Devotions, News|Tags: , |

St. Joseph Freinademetz  canonized together with St. Arnold Janssen on October 5, 2003, was the very first Divine Word (SVD) missionary to China. He served the Lord in China with all the love in his heart and strength and courage of his soul. It was not an easy mission; he had to undergo many [...]

Ordinary Time

2017-08-22T12:05:49+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Categories: Meditation, Prayerlife|

After the Christmas Season comes the Ordinary Time of the Year according to the Catholic Church's Liturgical Calendar. We also feel the difference, especially now that all Christmas decorations were removed and kept in their proper places. Seeing the free spaces where once the Christmas cribs and decorations had been, the house looks spacious and somewhat [...]

Feast of St. Arnold Janssen

2017-08-22T12:02:25+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Categories: Founder, News|Tags: , , , |

We are celebrating today, January 15, the Feast of St. Arnold Janssen, Founder of the three Mission Congregations of Steyl, Netherlands: the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), the Missionary Sisters, Servant of the Holy Spirit (SSpS) and our own congregation, the Sister-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration (SSpSAP) Many things have already [...]

Mission Distribution

2017-08-22T11:59:08+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Categories: Invitation, Meditation, News|Tags: , |

Sister lets us pick our special Mission for 2016 Every 6th of January, in honor of the first "missionaries", the three Magi - because they went out of their way to search for the newborn King and after having found him and paid homage to him, went back to their own countries and proclaim [...]

Epiphany

2017-08-22T11:53:29+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Categories: Devotions, Meditation|Tags: , |

We celebrate today the Feast of the Epiphany, the Manifestation of the Lord or commonly known as the Feast of the three Kings or the three Magi. We know their popular story: they saw the Star of Bethlehem and followed it until it led them to a stable and found Joseph and Mary, with the Baby Jesus [...]

New Year 2016

2017-08-21T14:50:47+00:00 January 1st, 2016|Categories: Meditation|Tags: , |

Happy New Year 2016! So finally we have arrived! Are you happy to welcome the New Year? Why not? God is with us! Remember Christmas? What do we celebrate during Christmas? Is it not the birth of Christ, our Savior, the God-with-us? We are assured of his presence in our lives every hour, every moment, all [...]