Letter from St. John in Montana, 08/2020

We share the Novitiate Community life with you!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Since the middle of March we, in the novitiate community, are mostly totally confined to the convent and only the necessary errands are made. Doctor’s visits, shopping of groceries or the pharmacy, and after the lockdown also the hairdresser. The rest of the time we occupied ourselves within the convent walls. ... Read more...

“In Sion Firmata Sum”

Prais and Thanksgiving

News and greetings, June 23rd, 2019 was the day we sent out the letter of an initiative presented by the Congregational Novitiate Formation Team. and 23 sisters and friends of Sion joined the initiative to make a difference in our daily living. The “pact” we invited to, called us at this point to commit ourselves ... Read more...

Lockdown and Easter 2020

Coronavirus and daily life

In this time of lockdown, the Coronavirus has forced the cancellation of events and this situation calls us to change our life to a greater understanding of life’s reality, maybe to the understanding that we are not made of permanency. And so how do we live this time of uncertainty, of interacting with restrictions? Inside ... Read more...

Lockdown

A poem by Fr. Richard Hendrick OFM

Yes there is fear. Yes there is isolation. Yes there is panic buying. Yes there is sickness. Yes there is even death. But, They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise You can hear the birds again. They say that after just a few weeks of quiet The sky is no longer ... Read more...

Hanukkah and Christmas

Often, Hanukkah and Christmas is celebrated during the same liturgical time

This reflection can invite us to listen to how these two feasts echo one another. Light… for Hanukkah is celebrated with lights, eight small flames that are lit on each of the feast’s eight days. Already Flavius Josephus called Hanukkah “the lights”, because the victory of the Maccabeans manifested the victory of light over darkness; ... Read more...

Letter from St. John in Montana, 11/2019

We share the Novitiate Community life with you!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Winter has arrived in Jerusalem as temperatures drop during the night down to 6 ° it is cold and we hope for lots of rain in the coming days. After celebrating Christ, the king with the Ecce Homo communities we enter into the Advent season by lightening the first light on ... Read more...

Serve to be a better servant

About the joy in my volunteer work

Well, in this article I will tell you about the joy I had when I started my volunteer work here in Israel. I hope that one day everyone will be doing some volunteer work in the world. This would have great benefits for humanity: we would be more supportive, charitable to each other and loving ... Read more...