We celebrated the Holy Mass on December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, with much joy and gratitude. This day begins the Jubilee Year of our congregation, the Year of Grace. On December 8, 2021, we will be celebrating the 125th Anniversary of our foundation. Thank God, through Fr. Arnold Janssen and Mother Mary Michael, our congregation came into existence and, by God’s grace, stood the test of time up to the present moment.
To our delight, our Auxiliary Bishop Everard de Jong, who is closely connected to us, solemnly celebrated the Eucharist to mark the beginning of our Jubilee Year. In his introductory greetings, he mentioned that Fr. Arnold Janssen, being a man of prayer himself, had wished to have an “army” of Pray-ers who will continuously intercede before the Lord for his missionary endeavors and the Church’s mission.
He mentioned that our sisters before us had faithfully prayed in this chapel for 125 years and, like us now, had asked God’s blessing for this world. Thus, prayer and worship were not interrupted from the beginning of our foundation up to the present time. He emphasized the importance of the Eucharistic Adoration, particularly in today’s world, for we see the decline of faith and the growing restlessness in the hearts of those who have gone the path away from the Gospel of Christ. Faithful and loving prayer before our Eucharistic Lord is like a soothing balm in our troubled world today.
We invite you all to join us in thanking the triune God for the great grace and for the privilege of becoming members of this congregation, the Sister-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration (SSpSAP – more known as the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters, and commonly called by many as the “Pink Sisters”).
You, dear friends and families, stood and still stand by our side and show us the loving Face of God by your kind help, generous support, and sincere prayers. We cannot thank you enough! Our Lord is our “Thanks” to you; our Lord is your reward!
May God bless you abundantly now and always. Let us remain united in prayer.