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Closing of the Seminar

  The 5th SSpS International Formators Seminar is finished; it is now part of our common SSpS history. Nevertheless, it continues. It had an impact on all those, who in one way or another, took part in it and will radiate to all our provinces and regions. At 8.45 Sunday...

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Recalling the past and envisioning the future

The past two days were spent for our “Green Pasture Review”. It was a time to reflect upon the three weeks of the Seminar, gather our learnings, draw conclusions, and plan for some action steps to be implement in our respective provinces and regions. Before going through the evaluation process,...

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Discernment and Accompaniment

Still with the joy from yesterday’s outing in our hearts and faces, we got back to work today. In the first part of the morning, we continued our sharing on Discernment with Sr. Maria Theresia Hörnemann.  Sr. Miriam Altenhofen followed with a session on Accompaniment that lasted until the afternoon....

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Outing

A unique day lies behind us – the day of outing. It was a wonderful mixture of culture, spirituality, relaxation and community in different places in and around Kupang. Once again, we were struck by the hospitality and generosity of our sisters here in Timor, who made this day so...

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Human Sexuality and Psycho-Sexual Development

For the past two days, we took time to reflect and share on the issue of sexuality. Again, we were blessed to have one of our group participants as the resource person: Sr. Milagros Sandoval from the Philippines South. She shared with us from her rich experience in accompaniment both...

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Free Day and Common Recreation

  Sunday was our Free Day. Many of us took the opportunity to go for some shopping of gifts and souvenirs and to the beach. The sisters of Bello community were very kind to organized the rides for us, and also volunteered to be our guides. We had two options:...

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Interculturality

It is all around us and none of us is unaffected by it: culture. Two and a half days, from Thursday to Saturday noon time, we took time for this important and central issue, especially for us as an intercultural congregation. Our sisters Adriana Milmanda (Argentina South), who is also...

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Discernment

Today was all about an everyday issue: discernment. As our resource person, we were blessed to have Sr. Maria Theresia Hörnemann. While she shared with us from her broad experience as a congregational leader and former formator, she also invited us to draw from our own experiences and resources. Discernment...

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Religious Life, the Vows, and Mission

One of our own, Sr. Simona Anthony, participant from India South, was our very much appreciated resource person in these last two days. She is well known in India and often requested for classes in different levels of formation, not only in our own but in other congregations as well....

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A Glimpse of Timor

“A glimpse of Timor“ was promised to us on this Trinity Sunday. And that glimpse was really stunning! We started the day with an early morning Holy Mass at one of the nearby parishes – St. Francis of Assisi.  Upon entering the church, some of us immediately spotted the Arnold...