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SVD & SSpS Retreat Guides

2017-08-22T12:13:26+00:00 February 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The SVD's and SSpS from all over the world, who are having their Retreat Guide Workshop here in Steyl came today, February 7 at 4:00 P.M.  to meet us and also to get to know more about Mother Mary Michael, our Co-foundress. We presented them first a PowerPoint and then proceeded afterward with sharings and questions and [...]

St. Joseph Freinademetz

2017-08-22T12:09:12+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Categories: Devotions, News|Tags: , |

St. Joseph Freinademetz  canonized together with St. Arnold Janssen on October 5, 2003, was the very first Divine Word (SVD) missionary to China. He served the Lord in China with all the love in his heart and strength and courage of his soul. It was not an easy mission; he had to undergo many [...]

Feast of St. Arnold Janssen

2017-08-22T12:02:25+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Categories: Founder, News|Tags: , , , |

We are celebrating today, January 15, the Feast of St. Arnold Janssen, Founder of the three Mission Congregations of Steyl, Netherlands: the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), the Missionary Sisters, Servant of the Holy Spirit (SSpS) and our own congregation, the Sister-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration (SSpSAP) Many things have already [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Christmas Cribs

2017-08-21T14:37:32+00:00 December 26th, 2015|Categories: Devotions, Motherhouse in Steyl, News|Tags: |

As I have mentioned in my Blog entry of December 18: "Nativity Set" that we have so many Christmas Cribs in the house, I would like to give you a short tour. Some of them are in the work rooms of the Sisters. Some are improvised and self-assembled, made out of old Christmas cards, some where [...]

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 [...]

Polish Christmas Tradition

2017-08-21T14:30:33+00:00 December 24th, 2015|Categories: Anecdote, Culture, News|Tags: , |

We had today a taste of Polish Christmas tradition. After our "Agape" after the midnight Mass, while four of us were still lingering by the crib in the corridor, our Polish Sisters passed by with a wagon full of goodies. They invited us to join them. Curious to know what they were, we followed them [...]