Enjoy beauty of Switzerland:
On January, 2nd 2011, the Pallottine family in Switzerland came together to celebrate the feast of Epiphany in the house of the Pallottine Fathers in Gossau. Members from others religious Communities from the eastern area of Switzerland, friends and neighbours were also invited. The ceremony of Vesper liturgy encouraged all of us to look for the star and follow the star, not staying far of it due to various troubles and darkness in our lives. In fact we are invited to be confident in God’s guidance, encouraging our brothers and sisters to live that way too.
Solemn Vespers in the chapel
After the service we met at the Agape at friendly and festive tables. Pallottine brothers helped us. It was a pure joy to observe the animating table-talks and feel the lively atmosphere. I reckon, our experience today gave us a notion of Pallotti’s vision, bequeathed as heritage and order.
Agape at the table
▪ During this autumn the Sisters of both communities received various visitors: a special one was the brother of Sr. Edelgard Plangger. He is 85 years old and a member of the Swiss Missionary Society of Bethlehem. For several decades he has been living and working as a priest in Zimbabwe. Thanks be to God that he is enjoying good health and has now returned to his ministry in Zimbabwe.
▪ Sr. Daniela Schumacher was invited by a group of women to speak about “The healing power of color and light”. Indeed, when we see a rainbow are we not reminded of the encouraging words of the Bible, and when looking at a green meadow are we not refreshed?