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Advent Season

2017-08-18T11:08:39+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Categories: Devotions, Meditation, News|Tags: , |

We start today the Advent Season, the beginning of a new Liturgical Church Year. Advent means "coming," a word that connotes "waiting." It is a season of expectant waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in the "flesh" - for his birth. We await his coming in the flesh, we await also his second coming in glory! [...]

Renewal of Vows

2017-08-18T11:06:29+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Categories: Motherhouse in Steyl|Tags: |

We celebrated this morning the Renewal of Vows of Sr. Mary Amata for the 5th time.  As  always, everytime we celebrate profession of vows, whether it be a renewal, a first vow or a jubilee, it gives me a feeling of awe and wonder, and of deep gratitude to God for the gift of religious vocation [...]

Congratulations! Best Wishes!

2017-08-18T10:57:22+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Categories: Bad Driburg, News|Tags: , |

Today we join in spirit our Sisters in Bad Driburg, Germany, as they joyfully celebrate the Nameday and, at the same time, the Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession of our Superior General, Mother Mary Elizabeth. With Mother, we thank God for calling her to our Congregation and for giving her the beautiful, though heavy responsibility, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

65 Years of Priesthood (News from our Convent in Cordoba, Argentina)

2017-08-18T10:24:41+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Categories: Argentina, News|Tags: |

Our heartfelt Congratulations and Best Wishes to Fr. Bernardo Baier SVD, who celebrates today his 65 Years of Priesthood. He is a German SVD priest who has been a missionary here in Argentina since 1950. A missionary through and through, he has loved our country and has become one of us. We wish also to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]