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Mary, my Mother – and yours, too!

2020-07-31T21:38:20+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Anecdote, Devotions, Meditation, Prayerlife, Sharings|Tags: , , |

I was not very devoted to Mary as I was growing up. Yes, I believed in her. I accepted her as our and Jesus' Mother. But only that. Why? Maybe because I was not particularly pious. I go to Holy Mass on Sundays only now and then. I did not pray the rosary unless it [...]

The Song of Songs

2020-07-20T19:30:27+00:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Conference/Talk, Meditation, Sharings|Tags: , , |

The Song of Songs or the Song of Solomon is a Book in the Old Testament that is quite difficult to understand. This Book is a love-poem that speaks of God's love for his people. But it also speaks of a soul's relationship with her Lord. Every time I read this, I feel invited to get [...]

Simple Joy

2020-07-20T20:00:54+00:00July 18th, 2020|Categories: Anecdote, Community life, Convent life, Sharings|Tags: , , |

In the convent, we only have simple joys. Because our life is simple and does not have many distractions from the outside world, even the smallest and seemingly insignificant happenings bring us joy and cause laughter among us - little joys that give finishing touches to our day to day encounter with our living God. For [...]

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

2020-07-19T20:06:30+00:00June 28th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Conference/Talk, Devotions, Meditation, News|Tags: , , , |

The ninth day from the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (i.e., if we celebrate it on a Thursday), we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is like a continuation of the celebration of Corpus Christi. Has not His Body a Heart which pumps Blood throughout our body, supplying oxygen and nutrients to our cells and [...]

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

2020-07-19T20:12:28+00:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Conference/Talk, Devotions, Meditation, News, Sharings|Tags: , , , |

On June 7, we solemnly celebrated the central mystery of our faith, namely, the Most Blessed Trinity. Thursday after this, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, or what is called Corpus Christi. (Some countries celebrate this on a Sunday after Trinity Sunday). What does this Feast mean? Why do we [...]

Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity

2020-06-26T20:53:05+00:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, Meditation, News|Tags: , , , , |

On June 7, the Church celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity, the central mystery of our faith, which also is the principal feast of our congregation. Our contemplative-missionary calling takes its origin in the mystery of the Trinity (cf. C.411). "It is our constant endeavor to glorify the triune God by responding to [...]

Blessed Pentecost!

2020-06-04T21:20:57+00:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, Greetings, News|Tags: , , , |

We come now to the end of the Easter season, climaxing at Pentecost, the coming down of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. Watch and listen to Dr. Brant Pitre as he clearly explains the meaning and origin of Pentecost. Pentecost is also known as the Birthday of the Catholic Church. "It is called that because Pentecost is [...]

The Lockdown

2020-06-04T20:39:23+00:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: Convent life, News, Sharings|Tags: , , |

The Lockdown that COVID-19 imposed on us all has been painful and unbearable the longer we stay in it. Active people are not used to being locked down in a place for an extended period. As contemplatives who do not go out unless necessary, the Lockdown may not be strange to us. Unfortunately, it affects [...]

Blessed Easter!

2020-04-22T10:04:23+00:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Convent life, Devotions, Good Wishes, Greetings, News, Sharings|Tags: , , , , |

Despite the pandemic and the lockdown that ensued, we celebrated the Easter Triduum, i.e., Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday and the Easter Vigil that followed, with greater solemnity. Because we are offering to God everything in union with the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, our liturgical celebrations were all the more meaningful. We [...]

United in Prayer

2020-03-18T20:47:15+00:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl, Prayer Intention|Tags: , |

At this time of worldwide crisis with COVID-19, we pray and offer sacrifices for all our brothers and sisters who have been infected by this virus. We also pray for the repose of the souls of those who have died already and we extend our sympathy to those they have left behind. May our [...]

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