AMERIKA

OLINDA Pr.

Brasilien

Im Juli 1903 kamen acht Missionsschwestern in Olinda, Brasilien, an. Bereits 1905 reisten zwei Schwestern aus Olinda in den Süden, um in Sorocaba eine weitere Gründung vorzunehmen…

SOROCABA Pr.

Brasilien

Im Juli 1903 kamen acht Missionsschwestern in Olinda, Brasilien, an. Bereits 1905 reisten zwei Schwestern aus Olinda in den Süden, um in Sorocaba eine weitere Gründung vorzunehmen…

SOROCABA Pr.

 Argentinien

1995, Buenos Aires, Argentinien (Priorat Sorocaba) (Jan. 06): fünf Mitglieder einer frommen Vereinigung im Monasterio de la Epifania begannen ihr kanonisches Noviziat und legten am 10. Februar 1998 die ewige Profess ab.

NORFOLK Pr.

USA

Im Jahr 1923 wurden vier Schwestern in die Vereinigten Staaten entsandt, um die deutschen Siedler im Mittleren Westen zu betreuen. Später wurde das Priorat Norfolk gegründet, und die Schwestern waren im Bildungs-, Gesundheits- und Seelsorgedienst tätig.

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Unerstützung von Obdachlosen in Buenos Aires

 Argentinien war ursprünglich ein attraktives und lebenswertes Land, allerdings seit etwa 20 Jahre leidet es unter einem  massiven wirtschaftlichen, institutionellen Verfall, der sich sehr negativ auf den Lebens- und Bildungsstandard auswirkt und den Werteverlust in der Gesellschaft voranbringt. Die Hälfte der Bevölkerung lebt unter dem offiziellen Armuts-Niveau. Viele können die Mieten nicht mehr bezahlen und…

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Willkommen IJP 2024

Am 2. April wurden die beiden Jungprofessen für das Internationale Junioratsprogramm 2024durch einen Ritus während der Mittagshore offiziell willkommen geheißen. Es sind Sr. Michael Marie Kudumu vom Priorat Windhoek und Sr. Maria Auderlane dos Santos Belarmino vom Priorat Olinda. Nach einem Gebet von M. Maorosegneten alle Schwestern die beiden mit einem Lied,während diese Lichter in ihren Händen…

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Gebet für Erste Profess in Sorocaba

  „Selig bist du, die du geglaubt hast!“Lukas 1, 45 Wir Missions-Benediktinerinnen des Priorates Sorocabaladen herzlich ein zur Ersten Profess unserer Novizin Eleonora Agostino Gomez am Samstag, den 9. März 2024im Prioratshaus St. ScholasticaSorocaba – SP / Brasilien    Wir bitten um Ihr Gebet!

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Erste und Ewige Profess in Olinda

Am 8. Dezember, dem Hochfest der Unbefleckten Empfängnis Mariens feierte das Priorat Olinda die Ewige Profess von Sr. Isabela Barbosa do Anja und die Erste Profess von Novizin Maria Helen Rodrigues das Neves, jetzt Sr. Maria Hellen.   Novizin Maria Helen liest ihre Professurkunde, mit der sie Treue für 3 Jahre verspricht… …und unterschreibt diese auf…

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Gebet für erste und ewige Profess in Olinda

 Sr. Madalena Mendonça OSB, Priorin, und die Missions-Benediktinerinnen von Tutzing in Olindaladen in Freude und Dankbarkeit einzur Eucharistiefeier mit dem Ritus der ewigen Professvon Sr. Isabela Barbosa do Anjosund der ersten Professder Novizin Maria Helen Rodrigues das Nevesam Freitag, den 8. Dezember  2023 um 9 Uhrin der Kirche Unserer Lieben Frau der Barmherzigkeit in Olinda.

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Einsetzung von Sr. Irene Paggi als Priorin in Sorocaba

Am Christkönigssonntag, dem 26. November 2023 wurde Sr. Irene Paggi von ihrer Vorgängerin im Amt Sr. Ursula Fuchs, die von M. Maoro Sye delegiert war, als neue Priorin von Sorocaba eingesetzt.  Sie erhielt von Sr. Ursula die Statue unserer lieben Frau von Aparecida,dass sie helfen möge in der Ausübung des Leitungsdienstes… und andere Zeichen der…

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Sr. Norberta (Benedita) Sanchez, OSB

  “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Norberta (Benedita) Sanchez,  OSB  was called home to God on  September 27, 2023 in Sorocaba She was born on December 10, 1922 in São Manoel, Diocese of Botucatu in Brazil. She offered herself…

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Hundert Jahre Missions-Benediktinerinnen in USA

Am 31. Juli 1923 kamen die Schwestern Sr. Diemud Gerber, Sr. Ludovika Kohler, Sr. Iniga Endres und Sr. Soteris Spieler in dem Dorf der deutschen Siedler Raeville in Nebraska an und begannen die Neugründung der Missions-Benediktinerinnen in den USA. Eine Messe zur Danksagung wurde am 30. Juli in Raeville gefeiert. Messe zur Danksagung am 30. Juli…

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Winnebago…Neues Schuljahr…Neues Schulgebäude

Durch die Bemühungen der Vorstandsmitglieder und großzügige Spender konnten Mittel für den Bau einer neuen Grundschule bereitgestellt werden, um das „Gebäude der dritten Generation“ zu ersetzen. Dieses war in den fünfziger Jahren für einen anderen Zweck, nicht als Schule,  errichtet worden. Auf dem selben Hügel hatte bereits 1907 St. Katharina Drexel eine „erste Schule“ auf…

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120 Jahre Missions-Benediktinerinnen in Brasilien

Am 21. Juli 1903, von 120 Jahren, sind die ersten Missions-Benediktinerinnen in Olinda / Pernambuco angekommen, um ihre ersten Gründung in Brasilien zu beginnen. Das Priorat Olinda gedachte dieses historischen Ereignisses in einer Gebetsvigil. Name der 8 Pionierinnen This grotto was made by the first sisters for their Marian devotion. Kapellenschmuck in Olinda mit den…

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Sr. Irene Paggi zur Priorin von Sorocaba gewählt

Am 16. Juli wurde Sr. Irene Paggi während des Wahlkapitels unter dem Vorsitz von Sr. Vania Maria Toscano zur Priorin von Sorocaba gewählt. Sie wird Sr. Ursula Fuchs in diesem Amt nachfolgen, deren Amtszeit im November endet. Schwestern beim Wahlkapitel Priorin Sr. Ursula Fuchs (rechts) zusammen mit der neu gewählten Priorin Sr. Irene Paggi (links)

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Sr. Andrea (Vivian) Polt, OSB

 “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Andrea (Vivan) Polt,  OSB   was called home to God on May 19, 2023 in Norfolk. She was born on November 12, 1933 in Pierce, USA in the Diocese of  Omaha. She offered herself to God…

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Sr. Josephine (Dorothy) Ewertz, OSB

  “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Josephine (Dorothy) Ewertz,  OSB   was called home to God on May 3, 2023 in Norfolk. She was born on December 26, 1925 in  Colwich, USA, Diocese of  Wichita She offered herself to God through Temporary…

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Sr. HILDE (Hildegund Anna) MARTIN, OSB

  “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Hilde (Hildegund Anna) Martin,  OSB   was called home to God on April 29, 2023 in Sorocaba. She was born on May 23, 1938 in  Augsburg, Germany,  Diocese of  Augsburg . She offered herself to God…

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Recife feiert 80-jähriges Jubiläum

Im Jahr 1943 begannen zwölf Schwestern, die meisten von ihnen unter 30 Jahre alt, eine neue Gemeinschaft und übernahmen die 1919 gegründete Schule. Von solch einer Neugründung können wir heute nur träumen. Im Laufe der Zeit wurde das blühende Zentrum für Erziehung und Mission kleiner und musste 2012 geschlossen werden. Warum feiern wir dann das…

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Sr. Digna (Luiza) Pereira de Queiroz, OSB

 “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Digna (Luiza) Pereira de Queiroz,  OSB   was called home to God on January 13, 2023 in Barbalha. She was born on June 19, 1929 in Nazare da Mata, PE,   Diocese of  Nazare da Mata,…

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Priory in Olinda

From January 2 – 4, sisters of Olinda priory gathered together to work out a plan for the next three years. These were wonderful days of reflection and deepening, but also relaxation with animation by Sister Fátima Cardoso, Sister Lídia and Sister Aleluia.  Through the collaboration of all sisters and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit,…

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Sr. Gliceria (Maria de Lourdes) Florentino Diniz, OSB

  “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Gliceria  (Maria de Lourdes) Florentino Diniz, OSB   was called home to God on December 26, 2022 in Recife.     She was born on January 8, 1930 in  Princesa Isabel,  Diocese of  Patos, Brazil. She…

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Final Profession in Buique / Olinda Priory

 On December 17, Sr. Ana Paula de Lima of Olinda Priory celebrated her final profession near the Chapel of our Lady of Grace in Buique / PE. In solemn and joyful procession  the sisters, the servers and celebrants moved from the chapel to the prepared place. M. Madalena Mendonça, Prioress, questioned Sr. Ana Paula about her…

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Sr. Rosann Ocken re-elected as Prioress of Norfolk

On November 28, Sr. Rosann Ocken was re-elected as prioress of Norfolk for a second term of three years. The election chapter was presided by Sr. Lumen Gloria Dungca, Vicaress General.  We thank Sr. Rosann for accepting once more the call to service in leadership. Chapter Delegates,in front center Sr. Lumen Gloria and Sr. Rosann…

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BRAZIL HOLDS XVIII NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

 The XVIII National Eucharistic Congress of Brazil took place in the Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife from November 11-15. It began with a prayer meeting at the Sé Cathedral in Olinda with 200 bishops.  The Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Dom Fernando Saburido, gave each bishop a gift, a replica of the wooden pectoral cross…

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Final Profession in Norfolk

On September 3, Sr. Sarah Elizabeth McMahon, OSB made her final profession in Norfolk. While the assembly prayed to all the Saints to support Sr. Sarah Elizabeth in her commitment, she was lying prostrate as a sign of her total surrender to the will of God. She signed the profession card promising to follow Christ in…

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Vocational Meeting in Olinda

 On Sep 18, Olinda Priory invited young women to participate in a vocational meeting. The theme was the vocation of the first disciples (Jn 1, 35-45). The meeting concluded with adoration and the prayer of vespers.  May God continue his work begun in the lives of these young women!

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Sr. Ursula (Hildegard) Worringen, OSB

 “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Ursula (Hildegard)  Worringen, OSB  was called home to God on September 12, 2022 in Recife She was born on February 12, 1919 in  Köln-Nippes, Germany,  Diocese of Köln. She offered herself to…

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NORFOLK SISTERS TO HOST UKRAINIAN REFUGEES

A few months ago, our friend Mike Anderson approached us with the news that he was hoping to bring 100 Ukrainian refugees to Norfolk. Like a fire, Mike’s dream sparked the hearts of concerned persons interested in this mission and the plan began to take shape, albeit with many, many ups and downs.  Our monastery…

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First Profession in Olinda

Now dressed with the religious habit Sr. Maria Auderlane shows her signed profession card to the assembly.  The 16th of July, feast of Our Lady of Carmel, was the day of the first profession of  Novice Maria Auderlane Santos Belarmino. The Holy Mass was presided over by Dom José Antero, in the church of the Priory’s house.…

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Laudato Si! in Olinda Priory

Laudato Si Animation   The contemplation of the Creator moves us to take care of CREATION, the Common Home.  On the morning of the 23rd of July at Olinda Priory held the animation meeting of for sisters on Laudato SI.   As resource person we had invited Paulo Ricardo, who coordinates the cycle of animators at…

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Sorocaba Visitation finalised in Sorocaba / Brazil

After the visit of the two communities in Argentina, the vitiators returned to Brazil for a visit of the communities in São Paulo, one of them belonging to Sorocaba Priory, the community of Ipiranga, and another community for the work with Korean immigrants belonging to Daegu Priory Korean community in São Paulo The visitation was finalised in…

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Olinda: FOOD FOR SOCIALLY VULNERABLE COMMUNITY

Through educational actions of Colégio Imaculado Coração de Maria students were mobilised to donate food to the São Sebastião School, located in a socially vulnerable community. This activity strengthens in the students the awareness to be one human family where all are brother and sisters and the responsibility for our Common Home.

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Olinda: 110 Years St. Gertrud’s Academ

      Sr. Irani Bernardo Evangelista, OSB, director of Academia Santa Gertrudes, together with Professor Ivis and students from Elementary School 1,  on the 110th anniversary of ASG.   On June 3, the Santa Gertrudes Academy in Olinda / Brazil completed 110 years. Through all these years our sisters together with lay mission partners…

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Visitation in Norfolk Priory

 The visitation in Norfolk Priory took place from February 13 – 26, 2022 conducted by Sr. Lumen Gloria Dungca assisted by Sr. Katharina Mtitu. Opening the visitation in Winnebago Sr. Katharina with Sr. Josephine >> NORFOLK PRIORY

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Sr. Lucida (Beatrix) Schmieder, OSB

“Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Lucida (Beatrix) Schmieder, OSB  was called home to God on December 25, 2021 in Barbalha. She was born on June 16, 1927 in Bruchsal , Diocese of Freiburg in Germany. She offered…

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CARE FOR GOD’S CREATION „Norfolk Priory „

Sharing with others especially the poor and the needy In this picture we are giving this hand made quilt to the “Giving Guides” a group that deals directly with people on the streets.  Rosary Making These rosaries have traveled to many different continentents. Trees and garden produce our compound is not so large, he uses…

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CARE FOR GOD’S CREATION „Olinda Priory „

 CARE for Cancer Patients collecting oil from kitchen (used) what they receive when sold is financial support for the house of cancer patients under treatment in our Hospital Social center 60 children are members of the project Conviver Covid department on our Hospital Ecological Education  Our Novitiate Garden 

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CONGRATULATIONS FOR FIRST PROFESSION IN OLINDA

On Dec 12, 2021 Nov. Laiane Costa dos Santospronounced her first profession in Olinda / Brazil. She received the white habit and veil from Prioress Sr. Madalena Mendonça. From now on she will be called Sr. Laiane.  As a Missionary Benedictine Sister she is called to bring light to the world by leading people to…

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SR. WERBURGA (Waltraud) SCHAFFRATH , OSB

“Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear SR. WERBURGA (Waltraud) SCHAFFRATH , OSB  was called home to God on  August 27, 2021 in Barbalha.   She was born on September 6, 1930 in Wuppertal-Elberfeld, Germany, Diocese of Koln. She offered…

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Richly Blessed!

Richly Blessed! The Norfolk community has been richly blessed with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. The sisters normally join together to tackle the heavy canning and freezing of foods. It is a big job, but because of our working together, we do manage well. We are grateful to God and to all those…

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First Profession in Olinda

First Profession in Olinda On July 11, 2021 Sr. Maria Renária Henrique Avelino said her yes during the celebration of her first profession in Olinda / Brazil.  Prioress Sr. Madalena Mendonça with the newly professed Sister Maria Renária The Holy Mass was presided over by Archbishop Antônio Fernando Saburido, himself being a Benedictine monk.    SEE MORE…

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Benefit for the Poor

Benefit for the Poor On June 28, 2021, several sisters met with Fayet Klug, the director of “The Giving Guides” of Norfolk. This group of givers is providing needs to people in the Norfolk Area. It was our joy to give her six quilt/throws, made by Sr. Carole Ann, here at Immaculata Monastery.

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“Way to the fields”

“Way to the fields”  IMMACULATE CONCEPTION COMMUNITY – Itapetininga Our children did not miss to get their Easter gift. It was organized like a paschal Drive –thru, thus the parents could bring the children receiving their so much expected Easter Eggs.  During May we had anew the prayer of the Rosary with our employees, every day…

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On Wednesdays at St. Scholastica!

On Wednesdays at St. Scholastica! Since 2008 every Wednesday we have half an hour of prayer with the coworkers of the school. A privileged time. With love and dedication, we commemorate the birthdays of each month and on the end of the semester. This half an hour of the afternoon is very important. All feel valorized…

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Sister Domingas (Suk Hyen) Cha, OSB

Sister Domingas (Suk Hyen) Cha, OSB “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sister Domingas (Suk Hyen) Cha, OSB was called home to God on April 14, 2021 in Sorocaba. She was born on August 4, 1937 in Sinnyju, Pyung…

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Sr. Rosamaria (Maria Aleuda) de Lira , OSB

“Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1    Sr. Rosamaria (Maria Aleuda) de Lira died on April 1, 2021 in Barbalha / Brazil. May she rest in peace. Sr. Rosamaria (Maria Aleuda) de Lira (1940 – 2021) Ger Port Kor   <<…

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