Sister
M. Edgardis
January 10, 1928 – May 20, 2017

The Short Sister with the Heart of Gold   One Saturday evening in the children’s home in Freudenburg, one of the girls noticed a small blemish on Sister M. Edgardis and immediately trumpeted it. How was the other sister present to react? Spontaneously she told the children: “But she has a heart of gold!” Ever […]

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The One Hundreth Birthday

of Sister M. Christhild   “Finally the great day has arrived! Sister M. Christhild Feiereis is celebrating her hundreth birthday! Healthwise she is frail, but it is amazing what all she still can do for herself, above all, with her Rollator. She still maintains some valuable independence with it! When a person knows that at […]

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“You will be a glorious crown …

A Memorial To our Deceased Sisters of Mary   “You will be a glorious crown in the hand of the Lord, a royal diadem in the right hand of your God.” (Is 62:3) Since the beginning of my life as a sister, the shining eyes of my elderly co-sisters and the  exciting stories of their […]

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Sister M. Aquila Pertschy

Sister M. Aquila   was born into a farming family on September 3, 1923 in Filipovo, which at that time was in Yugoslavia. In the 17/18 Century her ancestors emigrated from Southern Germany to Southern Hungary (into the so-called Batschka, a region in Serbia and Hungary in middle Europe). She grew up with four siblings. […]

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Sr. M. Aloysiana

Sister M. Aloysiana Klaiber May 4, 1917 – January 3, 2003   From Allgaeu to Schoenstatt On August 24, 1945 shortly after the end of the second world war Sister M. Aloysiana Klaiber traveled an adventurous way to Schoenstatt, Germany in order to enter the community of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary. From Allgaeu she […]

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Sister M. Margarita

Sister M. Margarita Juárez Venditti   was a cheerful, simple and enthusiastic girl, who above all, let herself be conquered by God and his invitation to a life consecrated to his Kingdom. She was born in Tucumán, Argentina, on June 5th 1976; she was the second daughter of a religious and hard-working family. I met […]

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One of the “Attractive Faces” of the Sisters of Mary

“Holiness is the most attractive face of the Church,” writes Pope Francis[1]. He draws attention to the fact that many saints who have not been canonized nevertheless encourage and accompany us through the witness of their lives. It is with joy that we present one of these “attractive faces” of our sisters’ family here. Her […]

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Lived Everyday Sanctity

Sister M. Lumengarda Kner February 6, 1914 – January 9, 2002 At the farm near Maria Rast House in Germany, one could hear the voice of little Nico coming from the neighboring forester’s house. He was with the cows and called to them, “Rejoice, rejoice, Sister M. Lumengarda is coming!” Yes, the “stable sister” was […]

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A Missionary Returns to her Homeland

“Enrich the life of the Church with your charism!” This request of Pope John Paul to our Institute prompted our Brazilian province, the Schoenstatt Tabor Province with its headquarters in Atibaia, SP, to send a sister in the 1990s to Italy to bring the charism of Schoenstatt there, to enrich the life of Church in […]

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“May your life be my life!”

Sister Mary Hastings   was born in Cape Town on 28 December 1932, in the shadow of the famous South African landmark Table Mountain. As a young girl, she joined the Girl Guide Movement which helped to shape her love of nature and outdoor activities. After completing her schooling, Sr Mary worked for the national […]

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