All Souls’ Day

2017-08-18T10:51:09+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Devotions, Invitation, Meditation, Motherhouse in Steyl|Tags: |

Today we are celebrating the All Souls' Day. After we have celebrated the Feast of all the Saints yesterday, we now commemorate all the departed. We owe them our prayers and whatever help we can extend to them by way of sacrifices and works of mercy, so that they may soon enter the gates of [...]

All Saints’ Day

2017-08-18T10:48:56+00:00 November 1st, 2015|Categories: Devotions, Meditation|Tags: |

It's November 1, All Saints' Day! We start a new month with all the Saints! We remember today not only the canonized Saints, but also all the Saints that are not officially canonized by the Church but had lived a life of holiness during their lifetime. They were the ones who had passed through trials and [...]

A Promise of New Life

2017-08-18T10:44:20+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Categories: Meditation, Motherhouse in Steyl|Tags: , , |

In the passing of time, I have learned to appreciate the changing of seasons here in Europe. I like them all: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each of them speaks of truths that I need to learn and each time I get to know more our God - his goodness, his providential care and above [...]

Mother Mary Michael

2017-08-17T16:01:47+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Categories: Meditation|

On September 3, 2015, many visitors will be coming here inside our enclosure. It is the day of the Opening of the Beatification process of our Co-foundress, Mother Mary Michael, Adolfine Tönnies. We, in the Motherhouse, anticipate this day with joy and silent prayer of thanksgiving.Mother Mary Michael is for me a model contemplative religious. [...]

A Beautiful Sunday Morning

2017-08-17T15:42:34+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Meditation, Motherhouse in Steyl|

It was such a beautiful Sunday morning! After Holy Mass I went to the veranda to pray. I looked out and saw small boats sailing on the Maas River behind our convent. It was so peaceful. I thought of capturing the peaceful scene with the camera. After I set it up, I just looked out [...]


2017-08-17T14:34:33+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|Categories: Meditation|

We are a Contemplative-missionary Congregation. Some people do not understand what we are doing inside the cloister. They are saying that outside we can still do so much. There are many poor, many needy people, many countries in need of help and ministry. If we are missionaries we must go out and minister to people. [...]

Beautiful Spring Morning

2017-08-17T13:52:32+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Categories: Meditation|

It is such a beautiful spring morning! I looked out of my window during meditation and I was greeted by loud and joyful chirping of different kinds of birds in our garden. I breathed in the fresh air and drank in their beautiful singing. We’ve just finished our Morning Praise (Lauds) and the birds were [...]