April 14, 2022
Funeral Masses: an old tradition

Tradition and present

Today we began the Funeral Masses, an old Dominican tradition. I love this form: on the three days of Easter we sing in the morning not only the psalms [...]
February 24, 2022
alaaf!

Alaaf! Really now?

Just now I had a bizarre experience: I stood in the crowd and enthusiastically shouted "Alaaf!". Well, normally that wouldn't be so special, I live in [...]
August 14, 2021

Shooting stars and other wish granters

Yesterday evening I looked at shooting stars. Before we had still joked on Facebook. One of them wrote to me: "If you don't see shooting stars, you may also look at [...]
March 17, 2020

United in prayer

At present, public worship services are not allowed to take place in many places. More and more people are also unable to leave their homes because they are subject to quarantine or curfew. [...]
March 30, 2019

Day 22: He who exalts himself...

God, I thank you that I am not like other people, the robbers, cheaters, adulterers. I fast twice a week and give to the temple [...].
June 30, 2018

The prayer for all cases

Yesterday I prayed the Lord's Prayer three times: In the morning with the children in the ecumenical school service. At noon with two colleagues as the conclusion of a Bible discussion. And finally in the evening [...]
June 1, 2018

The praying heart

"Thou shalt not tweet!" reported MDR on May 17, referring to the "Cor orans" (Praying Heart) directive that the Pope had issued shortly before for the [...]
September 4, 2017

Prayer for our earth

Sr. Martha says a prayer for creation - and also explains right away why nature is so important to her, how and where she experiences God [...].
February 8, 2017

General Chapter: Sister prays

So, of course, I also pray otherwise, after all, our whole life is prayer - at least that's the plan. But today, in a special way, we take [...]