“Light the flame that is in you…..”
On June 15, 2018, the Spanish-English International Tertiate opened with the theme of “Light the flame that is within you….in the light of our Founding Generation”. In her introduction during the opening prayer of the morning, Sr. Leoni Pregunta reminded us that one of the blessings of this stage of our life is the desire to keep the flame of the Gift of God burning, the gift of our consecration as Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit. In the afternoon, during the Eucharistic celebration with Fr. Herman Puhl, S.V.D. as celebrant, some of the Sisters carried torches as a symbol of the theme of the Terciate. The Sisters of the Steyl community joined the celebration. In the name of the German province, Sr. Stefanie Hall welcomed the Tertiate participants who are of 10 nationalities, coming from 13 mission countries. Sr. Eleonora Cicho came as representative of the General Council.
After the Mass, we went to the Sarcophagus of our Mothers Maria and Josepha, our co-foundresses, to pray in silence. To end the prayer the Sisters of the community in Steyl sang “May the Darkness of Sin vanish before the Light of the Word and the Spirit of Grace.” Our day finished with a supper shared by all and then the presentation of the participants of the Tertiate to the Steyl community.
The following day Sr. Eleonora, in her introduction, began with a morning prayer in which each one presented a symbol to express how she was and what she hope for during this time. We continued the day with dynamic and creative sharing.
Sr. Roshni Soreng and Team