/Meditation

Ordinary Time

2017-08-22T12:05:49+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Categories: Meditation, Prayerlife|

After the Christmas Season comes the Ordinary Time of the Year according to the Catholic Church's Liturgical Calendar. We also feel the difference, especially now that all Christmas decorations were removed and kept in their proper places. Seeing the free spaces where once the Christmas cribs and decorations had been, the house looks spacious and somewhat [...]

Mission Distribution

2017-08-22T11:59:08+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Categories: Invitation, Meditation, News|Tags: , |

Sister lets us pick our special Mission for 2016 Every 6th of January, in honor of the first "missionaries", the three Magi - because they went out of their way to search for the newborn King and after having found him and paid homage to him, went back to their own countries and proclaim [...]

Epiphany

2017-08-22T11:53:29+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Categories: Devotions, Meditation|Tags: , |

We celebrate today the Feast of the Epiphany, the Manifestation of the Lord or commonly known as the Feast of the three Kings or the three Magi. We know their popular story: they saw the Star of Bethlehem and followed it until it led them to a stable and found Joseph and Mary, with the Baby Jesus [...]

New Year 2016

2017-08-21T14:50:47+00:00 January 1st, 2016|Categories: Meditation|Tags: , |

Happy New Year 2016! So finally we have arrived! Are you happy to welcome the New Year? Why not? God is with us! Remember Christmas? What do we celebrate during Christmas? Is it not the birth of Christ, our Savior, the God-with-us? We are assured of his presence in our lives every hour, every moment, all [...]

Leave-taking

2017-08-21T14:42:56+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Categories: Meditation, News|

Sister's remains in the chapel just before Holy Mass Leave-taking. In German it is "Abschiednehmen" which simply means "goodbye." Life indeed is a welcome and goodbye. Just as we were welcoming the new born King, our God-with-us, the Immanuel, we bade farewell to our Sister who was called by God into eternity last December [...]

Blessed Christmas!

2017-08-21T14:35:01+00:00 December 25th, 2015|Categories: Devotions, Meditation, News|Tags: |

It's Christmas! The excitement and joy is felt the whole day of December 24. In the evening, at 7:45, our Crib procession began in the Founders' room, where we all gathered together. Three SVD priests came: Fr. Herman Puhl, the main celebrant, Fr. Tony Pates and Fr. Renato Gnata, both members of the Arnold Janssen Spirituality [...]

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 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! [...]