Skip to main content

‘Twas the Night Before Weihnachtsmarkt" (vein-ahx-marh-ket)

…and all through the convent
Every creature was stirring
Especially the Novices and Postulants.

Sisters will travel from close and far
To enjoy this evening’s crepe bar

One PM, Two PM, Three PM, FOUR!
Sharing and giving
Who can ask for anything more!

The novitiate is busy preparing for our annual Weihnachtsmarkt – a German Christmas tradition in our Province. (Our Motherhouse, where we were founded, is in northwestern Germany!
Sisters from our mission houses in the United States helped out by contributing gifts (some handmade) that are to be sold for PM (Prayer Marks – convent currency). Let’s see if the Novitiate can make more Prayer Marks than last year!


Anonymous said…
Grusse! I wish that I could come and enjoy your efforts, Sisters! May your "profits" exceed your expectations. Bestes Gluck!

Father Joseph
Sofia said…
How does one earn those PM's? :)
Great blog sisters!

Sofia G.
Junior in Saint Louis

Popular posts from this blog

Celebrating our August Feastdays

We are pleased to announce the  Reception into the Novitiate of Clare Kennedy - Sr. M. Veronica Gabrielle Burnham - Sr. Bethany Marie Sidney Ramaekers - Sr. M. Magnificat and the First Profession of Vows of Sr. M. Rose Thomas Weighner Sr. M. Cecilia Abbadessa Sr. Mary James Becker Sr. Peter Marie Tran The celebration of Holy Mass with the Rite of First Profession and Reception into the Novitiate  will take place on  Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 3:30 pm. We are pleased to announce the  Final Profession of Vows of  Sr. M. Lucy Gantt Sr. Karol Marie Baumgarten Sr. Teresa Maria Leis Sr. Mary Francis Goodson Sr. M. Caterina Vola Sr. M. Gemma Kissel The celebration of Holy Mass with the Rite of Final Profession will take place on  Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:00 am. Due to restrictions in place, we are unable to invite you to attend the ceremonies, however you are welcome to join us in prayer and participation via Livestream.

Days of Abundance!

August 2 and 3 brought great joy to our community as we welcomed three new novices, celebrated the first profession of four sisters and the final profession of six sisters.  While the number of people gathered in St. Mary's Church was certainly smaller than we would have liked, we were blessed by thousands who joined the livestreams to join us in giving thanks to God for the gifts of our sisters.   Visit   to view pictures and videos of the occasion.

'Tis the Season

 Click here to enjoy the Alton Symphony Orchestra virtual Christmas Concert featuring Sr. Marie-Therese!