Companion and Patroness of our General Chapter: Mother Theresia Messner


Our resource persons:  

Sr. Franziska Carolina Rehbein SSpS and                                                               Sr. Jacqueline Mulberge SSpS

Sr. Franziska Carolina introduced the biography of Mother Theresia, Margareta Messner, tracing her recognition of her missionary calling, the struggles of her first years in Steyl, and her deep prayer life which accompanied her during all her years.

Sr. Jacqueline focussed basically on the many letters M. Theresia wrote to Sisters as Superior General. Characteristic qualities that recur in her letters are simplicity, understanding and care, great practical sense, prudence, and foresight.

Following the presentations was the launching of the latest book authored by Sr. Franciska Carolina – “Burning Passion for God and his People”.  It portrays the life and work of the Congregation’s first superior general – Mother Theresia Messner, published in three languages:  German, English and Spanish.

One thought on “Companion and Patroness of our General Chapter: Mother Theresia Messner”

  1. I can hardly wait to read Sr. Franziska Carolina’s latest book – on Mother Theresia Messner! All of Sr. Franziska’s books have been such a great help in appreciating our wonderful heritage and those who founded our congregation. Thank you, Sr. Franziska Carolina!

    Sr. Priscilla

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