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New Website

2017-08-22T12:36:44+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Invitation, News|Tags: |

We are happy to inform you, dear Visitors, that our convent in Chile now has  a new website: http://siervas-del-espiritu-santo5.webnode.es/ You are all welcome to visit their site and also to ask for their prayers. Our Congregation has 22 convents worldwide. Some have a website, some have none. You are welcome to visit any of our Convents either [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Holy Year of Mercy

2017-08-21T14:09:09+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Categories: Invitation, News|Tags: , |

Today, December 8, 2015, Pope Francis pushes open the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica, formally launching the Holy Year of Mercy, at the Vatican. During his homily, he highlighted the primacy of grace. “Were sin the only thing that mattered, we would be the most desperate of creatures,” Pope Francis said. “But the promised triumph [...]