Prayer to
Bl. Josepha

Loving God, we thank you
for having gifted us with Mother Josepha.

We praise you for her loving heart and motherly care for all, especially for the poor,
the sick and the needy -
an expression of the Father's
compassion for humankind,
made visible in the life and mission of Jesus Christ.

Mother Josepha's love for your Spirit made her a woman
of outstanding sensitivity and simplicity, with a deep longing for your will alone;
offering herself totally for the mission of your Son.


Open our hearts to see your presence everywhere
and to listen to the cries of the world for love and life,
so that, like Mother Josepha,
we become ever more your missionaries, with hearts ever ready for you and your people at all times and all places.

Mother Josepha - Hendrina Stenmanns
Co-Foundress of the Mission Congregation of the Servants of the Holy Spirit

Important dates in the Life of Blessed Josepha Stenmanns

1852 - Hendrina was born in Issum, Germany

1884 - She arrived in Steyl, Holland and there she waited for
          the foundation of the Mission Congregation.

1889 - She became a postulant.
          The novitiate followed it.

1894 – She made the first vows.
          Hendrina was given the name Josepha.

1903 - Mother Josepha died.

2008 - She was "beatified" (called Blessed) by the Church.



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