For more than 60 years, the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood have been active in Maria Veen in Münsterland in the domestic sector, in the school and in pastoral ministry. During the thanksgiving service, Fr Christoph Eisentraut CMM spoke about the importance of the Sisters for life in Maria Veen. They have given - especially also through the African fellow sisters - the joy of faith. "It does matter whether a person believes in God or not. Enthusiasm for Jesus and for mission is the fever thermometer of the local Church," said the 62-year-old provincial of the Marianhill Missionaries. And this enthusiasm for mission has always been alive in the Sisters.
In her address, Provincial Superior Sr Pallotti Findenig CPS thanked the Mariannhill Fathers in particular for their good cooperation. She expressed her hope that the work of the more than 30 Sisters who have lived and worked in Maria Veen in the past will bear fruit in the hearts of the people.
The "Festival of Faith" ended with a relaxed get-together in the cloister of the monastery with numerous encounters and conversations, memories and words of thanks.