Advent Calendar for the 800th Anniversary of St. Francis’ Celebration of Christmas at Greccio
Out of Greccio is made a new Bethlehem
(Thomas of Celano)
It has been 800 years since St. Francis of Assisi brought the events of Christmas to life before people's eyes in the small Italian mountain village of Greccio near Rieti: a living nativity scene with hay and straw, an ox and a donkey... Francis wanted to reach people's hearts through their eyes, so that here – in the heart of each individual – the incarnate God would find a place.
Handel and Tchaikovsky for a Good Cause
The Air Force Band of Münster plays in Thuine (Photo by J. Franke)
by Johannes Franke, Lingen
The Münster Air Force Music Corps under the direction of Major Alexander Kalweit gave a benefit concert in Christ the King Church in Thuine on November 28, 2023, with proceeds supporting Emergency Aid for Königsberg and Ukraine Help.
A Moving Visit to the Site of our Congregation’s Founding
A Digital Interview with Two American Sisters
From August 31 to October 13, 2023, two of our American sisters visited the place where our Congregation was founded.
A Trip into the Heart of the Church
Our Trip to Rome from October 15th through 28th, 2023
We were eight sisters who were able to travel to the heart of the Church: Sr. M. Agnes, Sr. Regina Maria and Sr. Maria Anselma from Heede; Sr. M. Claire and Sr. M. Elisabeth from Niendorf; Sr. Maria Clara from Thuine, St. Elizabeth House; Sr. M. Deodata from Bremen and Sr. Miriam from Bad Soden.
100-year Jubilee of the St. Elizabeth Nursing Home in Bad Soden
The St. Elizabeth Nursing Home in Bad Soden am Taunus has a reason to celebrate. For more than one hundred years (since October 7, 1923), the Thuine sisters have lived, worked and prayed here. This is a reason to give thanks! A very festive Holy Mass was celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Löhr of Limburg with the sisters and invited guests, and with music from harp, organ and trumpet.
A Warm Welcome!
Dear website visitors!
On the Solemnity of St. Francis, we are delighted to welcome you to our newly designed website. Please take a look and let yourself be inspired as you embark on a short journey of discovery through our Congregation.
Consecrated to the Lord for fifty and sixty years.
Our jubilarians were delighted to celebrate their golden and diamond jubilees on Saturday, September 23, 2023. They thanked THEIR Lord in a solemn celebration. Father Heinz-Jürgen Reker OFM, presided over the Holy Mass in our Christ the King Church.
Distinguished Visitors from America
From Saturday, August 12 to Monday, August 14, His Excellency, Bishop Thomas John Pap-rocki, and his vicar general Msgr. Hoefler from Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. visited Thuine. Our provincial house in Alton belongs to the Diocese of Springfield-in-Illinois, so Bishop Paprocki and Msgr. Hoefler are very close to our Sisters there.
Celebration of Profession and Reception into the Novitiate in Wekiar / Timor Leste
We rejoiced with the Sisters of the Indonesian Province on Saturday, August 12, on the occa-sion of the final profession of five Sisters, first profession of five Sisters, and the reception into the novitiate of three postulants in Wekiar/Timor Leste.
First profession and Reception into the Novitiate in Alton /U.S.A.
On Wednesday, August 2, the feast of Our Lady of the Angels (Portiuncula), on which the so-called "Portiuncula indulgence" can be received under the customary conditions, the celebration of the first profession of three novices and the reception of one postulant into the novitiate took place in Alton, U.S.A.