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Chair of Peter

2021-02-23T21:25:49+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Authority of the Church, Catholic Church, Catholic Practices, Celebration, Conference/Talk, News, Papal Decree|Tags: , , , , |

What is the Chair of Peter? There is a physical meaning to this "chair." But we celebrate on February 22, the spiritual significance of it. According to Pope Benedict XVI: Our "liturgy celebrates the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. This is a very ancient tradition, proven to have existed in Rome since the [...]

Importance of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

2021-01-31T20:51:31+00:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Catholic Practices, Celebration, Conference/Talk, Devotions, Invitation, News, Sacrament, Season|Tags: , , , |

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, each faithful, after having attained the age of discretion, is bound by an obligation faithfully to confess serious sins at least once a year.” (CCC 1457). Is that all? Scripture says "the just man falls seven times (a day)" (Prov. 24:16). An honest self-examination will reveal that [...]

Confession during Pandemic

2021-01-29T13:00:49+00:00January 23rd, 2021|Categories: Catholic Practices, Celebration, Conference/Talk, Devotions, Invitation, News, Prayerlife, Sacrament|Tags: , , , , , |

Confession is a significant part of our Catholic life. But during this pandemic, almost all our practices are on hold. Going to a priest for confession is one of them. What can we do then? Must we wait to have our sins forgiven until we can go to the Sacrament?Here is a short video where [...]

The Liturgical Seasons

2021-01-28T23:15:41+00:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, Invitation, News, Season|Tags: , , , |

The Catholic Church's calendar is divided into six liturgical seasons, beginning with Advent, then Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Easter Triduum, and Easter. The Ordinary Time starts after Christmas but is interrupted on its first weeks by the onset of the Lenten season followed by the Easter season. Then Easter culminates at the celebration of Pentecost [...]

Blessed Christmas to all of You!

2020-12-26T16:37:51+00:00December 25th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Community life, Devotions, Good Wishes, Greetings, Motherhouse in Steyl, Season|Tags: , , , |

Our Community here in Steyl, Netherlands, is wishing you all, our dear friends, a very Merry Christmas with lots of blessings from our Lord Himself, whose Birthday we celebrate! He is the celebrant who deserves to receive a gift from us, but instead, He gave Himself to each one of us as a GIFT - [...]

Halloween, All Saints and All Souls Day

2020-11-01T20:08:27+00:00November 1st, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, News, Sharings, Videos|Tags: , , , , |

We've already released our November Newsletter, and there we put a link to a Talk by Fr. Chris Alar about Purgatory. We are inserting it again here for those who do not have access to our online Newsletter: Just a few minutes ago, we found a new Talk again by Fr. Alar expounding further on [...]

“Erntedankfest” (Harvest Thanksgiving festival)

2020-10-22T21:32:24+00:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Anecdote, Culture, News, Sharings|Tags: , , |

Germany, and other German-speaking countries, have a beautiful custom called "Erntedankfest" (translated: Harvest Thanksgiving Festival). In Germany, they celebrate this on the first Sunday in October. They offer thanksgiving for the good harvest, and they implore God for His blessing for the fruits of the field. Being a German-speaking community, with half of our number [...]

Happy Birthday, Mama!

2020-09-09T10:01:48+00:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, Greetings, Meditation, News, Sharings|Tags: , , , , |

Birthday of who's Mama? And who is the Mama? Today, September 8, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Mary's Birth. We, Catholics, indeed celebrate our Blessed Mother's birthday and we give her gifts of love and sing songs of gratitude and joy. It is just fitting and right that we call her "Mama." Our [...]

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

2020-07-19T20:06:30+00:00June 28th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Conference/Talk, Devotions, Meditation, News|Tags: , , , |

The ninth day from the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (i.e., if we celebrate it on a Thursday), we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is like a continuation of the celebration of Corpus Christi. Has not His Body a Heart which pumps Blood throughout our body, supplying oxygen and nutrients to our cells and [...]

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

2020-07-19T20:12:28+00:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Conference/Talk, Devotions, Meditation, News, Sharings|Tags: , , , |

On June 7, we solemnly celebrated the central mystery of our faith, namely, the Most Blessed Trinity. Thursday after this, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, or what is called Corpus Christi. (Some countries celebrate this on a Sunday after Trinity Sunday). What does this Feast mean? Why do we [...]

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