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Empty Crib

2017-08-21T14:18:14+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Devotions, Meditation|Tags: |

An empty crib! I remember when we were still young sisters, fresh from the world...Our first Advent and Christmas season in the convent was exciting - for me, especially. Everything was very solemn and surrounded by mystery. At the beginning of Advent we were introduced by our Aspirant Directress to the practice of putting a hay on [...]

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 [...]

Advent Tradition

2017-08-21T14:06:06+00:00 December 6th, 2015|Categories: Devotions, News|Tags: , |

We have beutiful Advent traditions in the cloister. One of them is singing Advent hymns and listening to touching stories read before us about Advent or anything that generally speaks of God's goodness and love, of man's trust and hopes, of  faith journeys, forgiveness, etc. During Sunday recreation, we gather around the Advent wreath with lighted candles. [...]

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! [...]

A Promise of New Life

2017-08-18T10:44:20+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Categories: Meditation, Motherhouse in Steyl|Tags: , , |

In the passing of time, I have learned to appreciate the changing of seasons here in Europe. I like them all: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each of them speaks of truths that I need to learn and each time I get to know more our God - his goodness, his providential care and above [...]