So many overnight visitors we hadn’t seen for a long time! And as the visitors were so gracious to accept all kind of bivouac, all had a good night’s sleep!
lt was right after the Pre-Chapter near Cologne (Germany). We had the joy first welcome our two leaders, Sr. Florence and Sr. Maite – already before the Pre-Chapter and afterwards Sr. Piluca and Sr. Gosia were added to their number.
Before the Pre-Chapter we had a friendly get-together with Sr. Florence and Sr. Maite giving us welcome news from the other Countries of our entity! It was the first time to meet Sr. Maite and now we had the joy of inviting them “home” here in Köln/Klettenberg.
The evening after the Chapter we found ourselves again all together. Sr. Piluca shared some of her encouraging experiences with other Congregations! It was so good to see her once again after several years.
Yes, imagine, Sr. Gosia came to spend a week with us. She brought (film and sound) equipment with her.
Why? Well, she wanted to interview all willing to talk into the camera. About what? About our life, our vocation, that which makes us live and our Mission… we were free to speak, whatever seemed important for us. Each of us getting plenty of time. Sr. Gosia has a gift of making each person feel welcomed and at ease. We felt appreciated for who we are! What a gift you gave us Gosia!
We had a lovely evening time together before she left. She shared with us about the life of the Lublin community. We are grateful for this time with us and keep her community and apostolate in our heart and prayer!
Sr. Helga Franke, Köln Klettenberg