Day: 3. June 2015

Joey’s apostolic experience

I am almost in my 6 weeks of staying here in Ecce Homo Sion’s Pilgrims House. Hospitality is very alive in this house, and, indeed I have experienced the hospitality of my co-sisters, the staffs, and the workers. Because of my good experience in my new community, my disappointment of not having a visa to Egypt was completely gone, and it boosts my energy to devout myself in my apostolic year. I am delightful living in a different environment where Muslim prayer wakes me up in the middle of my deep sleep which reminds me also to pray with them. In the Guests house, I work every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. I am assigned to some tasks especially preparing the meals which I have to wake up early in the morning to prepare a breakfast. I am also assigned to the reception. I have also some works like doing laundry, ironing, cleaning the house, watering the plants, and among others. These works keep me busy, but I find joy in doing those works. I feel …

Breakfast as a challenge

In this article in the Catholic Newspaper of the Diocese of Linz our friend Josef Wallner reports about the first year of the Congregational Novitiate in Ein Karem. Sr. Juliana visited him during her holiday in Austria. The six young women who have recently joined the congregation Notre Dame de Sion hail from three continents and from four different countries. Sr. Juliana Baldinger has now been with them for a year as director of the novitiate. The diversity of origin has been a great challenge for all of them. The six young women who have recently joined the congregation Notre Dame de Sion hail from three continents and from four different countries. Sr. Juliana Baldinger has now been with them for a year as director of the novitiate. The diversity of origin has been a great challenge for all of them. For the six novices of Notre Dame de Sion it is a special chance to be able to prepare for life in the Congregation in the Land of the Bible. The director, Sr. Juliana …