Jubilee Year of Mercy begins on our 126th Foundation Anniversary
8 December 2015 - As we celebrate our 126th SSpS Foundation Anniversary on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis opens the Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica, inaugurating the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
20 Years after Beatification, Blessed Maria, Helena Stollenwerk
From the publication "20 Years after Beatification": During a solemn Eucharist in St. Peter’s Square on May 7, 1995, Pope John Paul II raised Mother Maria (Helena) Stollenwerk to the honour of the altars. Since then twenty years have passed. Both supporters and opponents of such events are asking more pointedly than ever: Was it worth all that time and effort? What have we gained?
Beatification process begins for Sr. Mary Michael SSpSAP
Bad Driburg / Generalate of the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters from Steyl: In an official letter dated February 25, 2015, the Holy See has given the go signal for the beatification process for the Co-foundress and first Superior General of the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters from Steyl, Adolfine Tönnies (Mother Mary Michael). On March 19 the so-called “Nihil Obstat” signed by Cardinal Angelus Amato was received. It opens the way for the beginning of the beatification process, which first begins on the diocesan level. On August 26, 2014, on the occasion of the centenary celebration of the mother house of the Sisters in Steyl (Netherlands), the request together with all the necessary documents regarding the opening of the process was presented to the Bishop of the Diocese of Roermond, Frans Wiertz.