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Blessed New Year 2021!

2021-01-01T21:54:08+00:00January 1st, 2021|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, Good Wishes, Greetings, Motherhouse in Steyl, News, Religious life, Sharings|Tags: , , , , , |

A very blessed and grace-laden New Year to all of you! 2020 had been a very challenging year for all of us. We will not forget this year, for we all suffered when COVID 19 broke out and spread like wildfire in all parts of the earth. Suddenly, we found ourselves - rich and poor, [...]

Blessed Christmas to all of You!

2020-12-26T16:37:51+00:00December 25th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Community life, Devotions, Good Wishes, Greetings, Motherhouse in Steyl, Season|Tags: , , , |

Our Community here in Steyl, Netherlands, is wishing you all, our dear friends, a very Merry Christmas with lots of blessings from our Lord Himself, whose Birthday we celebrate! He is the celebrant who deserves to receive a gift from us, but instead, He gave Himself to each one of us as a GIFT - [...]

Did the Virgin Mary also have Struggles?

2020-12-15T22:24:25+00:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Devotions, Meditation, Sharings|Tags: , |

We know that Mary is blessed, full of grace. But did she also have some struggles while she was still in this world? Was her faith also tested just as ours is tested? Did she ever feel the loneliness of being an outcast because she was choosing God and His holy Will and because she [...]

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

2020-12-07T20:41:15+00:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, Meditation, News, Sharings|Tags: , , , |

On December 8, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As Catholics, we accept and believe this doctrine. But do we really understand what it means? Here are two videos of Fr. Mike Schmitz and Dr. Edward Sri explaining this Doctrine in a way that we can [...]

The Power of Thanksgiving

2020-11-26T20:39:54+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Categories: Devotions, Invitation, Meditation, Sharings|Tags: , , |

When I was a young sister, I read a small book entitled: The Miracle of Thanksgiving. I could not remember the author's name, but this little book taught me a lesson that I carry with me up to this present time: that gratitude works wonders. And especially when the "thank you" is directed to our [...]

Halloween, All Saints and All Souls Day

2020-11-01T20:08:27+00:00November 1st, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, News, Sharings, Videos|Tags: , , , , |

We've already released our November Newsletter, and there we put a link to a Talk by Fr. Chris Alar about Purgatory. We are inserting it again here for those who do not have access to our online Newsletter: Just a few minutes ago, we found a new Talk again by Fr. Alar expounding further on [...]

Happy Birthday, Mama!

2020-09-09T10:01:48+00:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, Greetings, Meditation, News, Sharings|Tags: , , , , |

Birthday of who's Mama? And who is the Mama? Today, September 8, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Mary's Birth. We, Catholics, indeed celebrate our Blessed Mother's birthday and we give her gifts of love and sing songs of gratitude and joy. It is just fitting and right that we call her "Mama." Our [...]

God Protects His House

2020-08-29T15:31:53+00:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Devotions, Meditation, Sharings|Tags: |

I read from the Feast Magazine, June 2020 issue an article by Bo Sanchez entitled: God Protects His House. I know I am the "house" of God, the "temple of the Holy Spirit," but I have never seen it the way Bo described it. His reflection is simple but profound. Read the article. I scanned [...]

Mary, my Mother – and yours, too!

2020-08-13T09:18:32+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 [...]

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 [...]

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