Our Motherhouse here in Steyl has just celebrated her 100th year last August 26, 2014. Our Generalate took this opportunity to hold an International Superior’s Assembly (ISA) here in the Motherhouse from August 11-29.
Could you imagine our joy, when on the first week of August the Superiors or the representatives of all our houses arrived? It was such a joyous meeting for all and a happy reunion for some. Those are blessed and graced weeks for the residents of the Motherhouse as well as for our honored guests.
The celebration of the 100th year was climaxed by the formal request with supporting documents made by Fr. Manfred Krause SVD to Msgr. Franz Wiertz, Bishop of Roermond, to ask permission from Rome to officially open the process of Beatification of Mother Mary Michael, our Co-foundress, on the diocesan level.
The Bishop accepted the request and the documents saying with a smile: But I cannot guaranty “Santo Subito,” to which we all laughed and applauded.
Image : Fr. Manfred Krause, SVD, Postulator for the cause of Beatification of Mother Mary Michael