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Polish Christmas Tradition

2017-08-21T14:30:33+00:00 December 24th, 2015|Categories: Anecdote, Culture, News|Tags: , |

We had today a taste of Polish Christmas tradition. After our "Agape" after the midnight Mass, while four of us were still lingering by the crib in the corridor, our Polish Sisters passed by with a wagon full of goodies. They invited us to join them. Curious to know what they were, we followed them [...]

Nativity Set

2017-08-21T14:22:01+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Categories: Anecdote, Devotions, Meditation|Tags: , |

Our Sisters are very busy today putting last finishing touches on our Nativity set. There are several places in the house where we put up our nativity set. Well, surely, one set could be enough, but we can't have enough of Christmas either! We celebrate our Lord's birthday only once a year and we want to [...]

Christmas Song

2017-08-21T14:13:02+00:00 December 13th, 2015|Categories: Anecdote, News|Tags: , |

Fr. Egide Muziazia, an SVD from Congo, stationed here in St.Michael's Missionhouse in Steyl, taught us today a Christmas song in French, his main language, and a "Kyrie" in the native Swahili. He wants us to sing them on the second day of Christmas when he will celebrate Holy Mass with us - and surely he will accompany us [...]

The Lord must have smiled!

2017-08-17T13:37:10+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Categories: Anecdote, Motherhouse in Steyl|

This week I am the prayer leader. This evening, during Compline (Night prayer) after a short silence of examination of conscience, as I was supposed to intone the penitential rite, I accidentally hit the books on the shelf of my pew. All my prayer books fell with such a loud noise after I said: “I [...]