Prayer to
Bl. Maria Helena

O Most Blessed Trinity,
through the guidance
of the Holy Spirit,
you led Mother Maria,
Helena Stollenwerk,
to dedicate her life
to the spread of the Gospel.


Help us
to follow her example
of faithfulness in all we do
to spread the kingdom
of your love.


Mother Maria Helena - Helena Stollenwerk
Co-Foundress of the Mission Congregation of the Servants of the Holy Spirit

Important dates in the Life of Blessed Maria Helena

1852 - Helena was born in Rollesbroich, Germany.

1882 - She came into contact with Arnold Janssen
         who had founded his mission institute in Steyl, Holland.
         At the end of December that year she went to Steyl,
         although there was no women’s congregation as yet.

1889 - She became a postulant.
         and after some time
         began her novitiate.

1900 – She died. Her last words were: “Jesus, I die for you.”

1995 - She was "beatified" (called Blessed) by the Church.

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