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Sisters strolling in the Garden

2017-08-18T10:27:22+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl|

When the weather is fine and sunny, our old and infirm Sisters love to go to the garden. Since they cannot anymore walk without the aid of a walker or wheelchair, our young Sisters see to it that they get their "roundtrip ticket" to the garden. It is like a treat to them and they [...]

The 82nd SVD Tertiate Program

2017-08-17T15:59:03+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl, News|

The participants of the 82nd SVD International Tertiate Renewal Program came today to meet with us and to get to know our Co-foundress, Mother Mary Michael. For some of them it is their first time to see a “pink Sister” in person. Like our Missionary Sisters, we have close ties with them since they are [...]

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 [...]

SSpS English International Tertiate 2015

2017-08-17T15:37:01+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: , |

The SSpS English International Tertiate 2015 was held in their Motherhouse, Sacred Heart of Jesus Convent, just a street away from us. Included in their program is a visit to our community in order to meet us and to know more about our Co-foundress, Mother Mary Michael. As we have the same Father-Founder, St. Arnold [...]

New Stations of the Cross

2017-08-17T14:27:18+00:00 June 27th, 2015|Categories: Devotions, Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: |

This afternoon our new Stations of the Cross in the garden was blessed by Fr. Tony Gelinck, SVD. We started the prayers in the chapel, afterwards we went outside for the blessing. After it was solemnly blessed, we prayed the whole Stations, with the Sisters taking turns in leading the prayer. After the blessing we [...]

“Open Kloosterdag”

2017-08-17T14:17:35+00:00 June 14th, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: |

In this Year of Consecrated Life, an extra “Open Kloosterdag” is held here in the Netherlands on June 14, 2015, wherein convents of religious orders and congregations are invited to open their convents and enclosure to the public. This extra “Open House” is held in response to the Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis to all [...]

Mayor’s Jubilee Greetings

2017-08-17T14:07:21+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl|Tags: , |

We met our Mayor, Mr. A.S. Scholten, for the first time last November 4, 2014, when we invited him to meet with our Mother General and her Council. Among other things he related to us some interesting news in the Municipality. He said that it is his practice to visit and greet with flowers any [...]

65 Years of Religious Profession

2017-08-17T14:05:01+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: |

We are celebrating today the 65th Year of Religious Profession of our Sr.M.Jacinta. She is almost 89 years old, but she still helps in some small chores. But above all, it is her joy to pray. So often she says that now that she cannot work so much anymore, she gives all her time to prayer. [...]

Information Showcase

2017-08-17T13:59:22+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl|Tags: , |

It was suggested to us that we attach outside our wall by the gate a kind of showcase where we could display some information and photos about who we are. It was brought to our attention that passersby are often wondering: “who live in this big building and what are they doing?” Brother Rector Roland Scheid [...]