Community in Limburg
Maria Elisabeth Caspar was born on July 7th 1918 in Berschweiler, diocese of Trier, Germany. She was called Liesel, a short form of her name Elisabeth. Later, in Peru, she was called Isabel – the Spanish form of her name.
Until 1930 she attended the local Elementary School and then, for four years, the Grammar School in Saarlouis. Liesel grew up in a deeply religious family. Her own sister was also a Pallottine Missionary Sister of the English Province. Her Father, an upright and loyal Catholic and Headmaster of a school, underwent considerable suffering during the Nazi-time.
On Saturday, July 18th, 2015, the Pallottine Missionary Sisters in Germany celebrated together with Sr. Astrid Meinert her final profession. Pallottine Father Edward Fröhling celebrated holy Mass in the chapel which had been decorated by Sr. Ann with most beautiful flower arrangements. In his sermon Fr. Fröhling elaborated mainly on the text from the gospel (Matthew 17:1-5), which Sr. Astrid had chosen for the day and from which she had taken a sentence to caption the celebration, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; and listen to him”. The cathedral choir of Limburg, of which Sr. Astrid is a member, enhanced the Eucharistic celebration with its singing, accompanied by the cathedral organist.
On of 12 April 2013, fourteen sisters gathered in the Provincial House, Kloster Marienborn in Limburg for the first session of the Provincial Chapter the German Province of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters. Before the sessions the Holy Mass was celebrated in the house chapel. Sr. Helga Weidemann, Provincial gave her report. Afterwards the delegates were reflecting together on the present situation of the German Province and the tasks to be fulfilled in the near future.
The next day the Chapter members of re-elected Sr. Helga Weidemann as Provincial Superior. We congratulate and wish Sr. Helga every blessing for her mission during this new mandate of three years.