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Golden Jubilee

2017-08-23T13:11:41+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Categories: Celebration, Convent life, Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: |

We celebrated today the Golden Jubilee of Religious Profession of our Sr.M.Lucida. Early in the morning, it was cloudy and misty. The rain seemed to be threatening to pour down at any time. We prayed for a good weather so that Sister will have a wonderful day with her families and friends who will still [...]

Visitors’ Chapel Repainted

2017-08-23T13:03:30+00:00 January 29th, 2017|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: |

We let our visitors' chapel repainted these past few days. The former paint was dark gray. All of us agreed that it looked so drab and gloomy. The lighting was also not so ideal that the whole atmosphere in the visitors' chapel seemed unwelcoming. We then decided to have it repainted and have the lights changed [...]

Mother Mary Aurora Passed Away

2017-08-23T12:53:34+00:00 November 19th, 2016|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: , |

On November 10, 2016, our dear Mother Mary Aurora, 4th Superior General of our Congregation, went to her eternal reward at the age of 93. She had led our Congregation from 1969 to 2003 with wisdom and broadmindedness, with kindness blended with firmness, with selfless dedication and with a love of a mother who is [...]

First Anniversary

2017-08-22T12:39:16+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Categories: Apostolate, Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: , |

Today, June 1, 2016, we are celebrating with joy and gratitude the First Anniversary of our website: www.sspsap-motherhouse.nl. Our gratitude goes to our good and generous friend and webmaster, Mark Brouwer, who helped us put this up and is still helping us maintain it and keep it up to date. Although updating the content, especially [...]

Our Congregation Logo

2017-08-22T12:33:23+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Categories: Apostolate, Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: |

Our Congregation Logo summarizes our way of life and our consecration, as well as our particular task in the Church. In 1919, one of our Sisters was commissioned to express in painting our mission in the Church. After having been approved by Fr. Nicolas Blum, the SVD Superior General at the time, the new [...]

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 [...]

Christmas Cribs

2017-08-21T14:37:32+00:00 December 26th, 2015|Categories: Devotions, Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: |

As I have mentioned in my Blog entry of December 18: "Nativity Set" that we have so many Christmas Cribs in the house, I would like to give you a short tour. Some of them are in the work rooms of the Sisters. Some are improvised and self-assembled, made out of old Christmas cards, some where [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]