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20 December 2022


Meeting of the three Councils

On October 30, in our spiritual centre in Birkenwerder, a meeting was held between the Provincial Council, the Council of the Federation of Our Nuns and a representative of the OCDS National Council. This meeting, which has taken place once every three years, is intended to promote the exchange of information between the three branches of our Order in Germany and to make the common apostolate more visible in the current context.

The proposal to hold this meeting of the «Three Councils» every year was discussed and approved, so that there could be more exchanges and collaborations between us.


2022 Provincial Day

This year, 28 confreres came to our Regensburg monastery for the provincial day. The prior and parish priest of our monastery in Munich, Fr. Bruno Piechowski, very clearly presented the monastic life of Therese of Lisieux, as described in statements from her Cause. The community of Lisieux was not very exemplary at the time and therefore Therese’s witness challenges us even more, especially with regard to fraternal charity. This stimulated our discussions, first in small groups, then in plenary session.

This beautiful day of meeting ended with Evening Prayer in the crypt of the monastery and with an abundant buffet offered by the Regensburg monastery, always so welcoming.