March 12, 2019

Day 6: Don't babble!

When I send emails, I never know if they will be read. Often people ask me exactly what I have just written to them - they [...]
March 11, 2019

Day 5: Be holy!

The Old Testament is full of laws and regulations. Quite tiring in the long run. But in today's reading, I sit up and take notice every time it is read as a [...]
March 10, 2019

1st Fasting... Sunday!

"Yes, how? Coffee? Aren't you fasting?" - "Yes, but today is Sunday. And feast days are not fast days." In my family, a bunch of feasts fall in the [...]
March 9, 2019

Day 4: Do instead of leave

And, just in case someone finds doing without too boring: Works of mercy are, of course, also part of Lent. Somehow I always forget that, maybe because [...].
March 8, 2019

Day 3: From what? - For what?

What do you want to lay aside this Lent? What do you want to be free of? I usually find something relatively quickly that I can spend 40 days [...]
March 7, 2019

Day 2: Lenten sacrifice

Fasting means doing without - but what's the point? In the school service, the children immediately knew why it is good to give up sweets: healthy teeth, [...]
March 6, 2019

Day 1: Ash to go

This year I really feel like Lent. It's just been a bit too much lately... So I'm looking forward to the [...]
March 4, 2019

Sweets in carnival

"Jesetzlos ävver nit hätzlos" - that was the motto of our Children's Village this carnival season. The highlight was on Saturday, when we celebrated with a large group in the local [...]
February 17, 2019


Our convent in Bergisch Gladbach is located in the middle of the forest. Today it was wonderful there, mild and sunny, even if of course everything is still bare. Directly around [...]