Have a joyous Easter 2018

News from the St. John Community, Ein Karem

Easter is a time of joy and hope of new beginnings. It is about God’s resurrection, it’s also about working to eliminate slavery, heal pain and hurt, break down hate and destruction…where we allow our faith and values to build community. We hope that Easter will gift you with all the reasons to celebrate and ... Read more...

Nabeul´s community

Our experience in Tunisia with Sr. Agnes NDS and Sr. Aracely NDS

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children alone, and do not stop them from coming to me; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of Heaven belongs.” (Matthew 19,14) After we made our Vows on February 2nd we left Jerusalem keeping in our hearts Theodore’s words; „Make your heart the ‘holy land’ wherever ... Read more...

Fear not, O Daughter of Sion!

Our ceremony of profession

“…when we live in permanent union with Jesus Christ, we spread the perfume of the Lord around us…” Father Theodore Ratisbonne On the day of the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and also the day that the Church celebrates religious life, we – Andrea, Maria, Nancy and Lúcia made our first ... Read more...

„St. John in Montana News“ 1/2018

News from the Novitiate community

Ein Karem, Friday, 02 February 2018 Time passes quickly and God’s promise to send rain in due season does not visit us often, or is it that human beings by their life style have caused extreme changes to occur in our climate throughout the world? Christmas celebrations and New Year wishes filled the last days ... Read more...

First Commitment by Vows 2018

On February 2nd 2018 the Worldday of consecrated life

Today we celebrate the feast of Mary and Joseph, presenting Jesus in the Temple, as in accordance with the law. Others were also involved in this presentation too, such as Simeon and Anna, who pronounced Prophecies on Jesus and his mother. History tells us about the feast: This Feast of the Presentation of the Child Jesus ... Read more...

Feast of Our Lady of Sion, 2018

176th Anniversary of Mary´s sign to Alphonse Ratisbonne

“But of Sion it will be said, ‘Everyone was born there,’ her guarantee is the Most High.” (Psalm 87,5) On January 20th, we had a beautiful mass at Ecce Homo. Fr. Rafic Nahra from the Kehila Community (Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel) celebrated the mass and Fr. Carlos NDS, Fr. Jose Maria NDS and some ... Read more...