▪ About 150 guests came to the provincial house in Limburg on Thursday evening, Nov 25th. A team of neighbors together with Sr. Helga Weidemann had invited to Kloster Marienborn for this 5th autumn meeting, shortly before the Advent Season. Children from 4 to 12 years, all piano pupils, accompanied by their teacher, pleased the audience, the four year old Simon as well as all the other young talents. A member of a theatre group of the close district of Staffel gave an amusing contribution. Sr. Helga assured all neighbours and friends that they are remembered by the sisters in their daily prayers. At the end all joined in the familiar Advent tune: “Lift up your heads, o gates, be lifted up, o ancient doors. With words of blessing Sr. Helga concluded this fraternal meeting.
▪ It is a cherished tradition in the Vinzenz Pallotti Hospital in Bensberg to invite the former, now retired collaborators to a meeting before Advent. On Nov. 25th about 80 persons followed the invitation of the hospital management and the sisters. In a bright get together and with coffee and cakes memories were exchanged and new contacts made. Sr. Dominica Rose greeted the guests and offered a spiritual impulse. In a power point presentation changes and future plans for the hospital were presented by Mr Bernd Reimann from the hospital administration team. The meeting was successful and its participants are looking forward to the next one.
▪ This year again the Pallottine Sisters` community in Munich made the impossible a reality and organized the big Advent bazar in the Parish St. Bonifaz, together with other helpers, and assisted by Sr. Ingrid Schuler SAC, Missionprocurator. This bazar had been prepared in countless hours during the whole year. The proceeds are destined for the mission in Brazil.