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Perpetual Adoration

2017-08-18T10:55:05+00:00 November 8th, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: , |

Today, a hundred years ago, we started solemnly the service of perpetual adoration. Our Co-foundress, Mother Mary Michael, had done her best to secure permission for perpetual exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from the bishop of Roermond, and finally, on November 6, 1915, we gratefully received it. What joy our Sisters then must have felt by [...]

100 Years Perpetual Adoration

2017-08-18T10:53:07+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: , |

We've just had Holy Mass this morning with our Auxilliary Bishop Everhard de Jong as main celebrant, concelebrated by Dean Fr. Jos Spee and our parish priest Fr. John Dautzenberg, gratefully commemorating our Congregation's 100th year service of perpetual adoration. On November 6, 1915, the Diocesan Bishop of Roermond, Msgr. L. J. H. A. Schrijnen, [...]

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 [...]

A 24-hour, Non-stop Service

2017-08-18T10:46:34+00:00 October 31st, 2015|Categories: Devotions, Motherhouse in Steyl, Prayerlife|Tags: |

Today, October 31, is the last day of our Rosary  devotion. This does not mean that we stop praying it. By no means! The communal praying of the rosary ends today, but we continue praying the rosary privately. Besides when we have night adoration, we are encouraged to pray it, especially for priests.  You who have entrusted [...]

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 [...]

Wonderful Colors

2017-08-18T10:41:08+00:00 October 24th, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl|Tags: , , |

What wonderful colors! I can’t help but take pictures of the trees and plants in their splendor! Nature speaks so eloquently of the magnificence of God! All of God’s creation give justice to him by giving their best at each appointed time. To look at the wonder of nature, one cannot help but think of [...]

Autumn: A Wonder to Behold

2017-08-18T10:38:45+00:00 October 18th, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl|Tags: , , |

When autumn comes, I admire and enjoy the beauty of the changing colors of foliage. I wish that they will remain as they are, vibrant in color, so pleasing to the eye and comforting to the weary heart. It gives me so much joy just looking at them, being with them, and I feel transported [...]

Month of the Rosary

2017-08-18T10:36:27+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl|Tags: |

It’s October: the month of the Rosary. Aside from individually praying the rosary everyday, in this month we also pray an additional rosary together as a community. This is a month specially dedicated to Mary, our Lady and Queen of the Rosary. In our prayer, we remember all persons and intentions recommended to our prayers and [...]

Mayor’s Conference

2017-08-18T10:34:43+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl|Tags: |

Our Mayor A.S. Scholten came today to gave us a conference about our city Venlo and the rest of his domain. It is good for us to know about more our municipality - its history, its own tradition and custom - after all we belong to his territory and we certainly experience his help and support. Since [...]

Welcome to our New Sister

2017-08-18T10:29:20+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: |

This afternoon, we welcome in our midst our new Sister, generously given to us by our convent in Bad Driburg, Germany. Sister will be assigned in the infirmary to help take care of our old and sick sisters. We are grateful to our Mother General and her Council for the gift of Sister to our [...]