Feast of St Arnold Janssen 15th January 2024

(1837-1909)

Founder of

The Society of the Divine Word

The Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit

The Sister-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration

Canonized on 5th October 2003

“To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour”

In the Gospel of Sunday Jesus said to John’s disciples – Come and See. Many thousands have come to see how these congregations live and stayed.

With great love Fr Arnold’s last prayer to the Holy Spirit for his spiritual sons and daughters was:

Now, when my life ends, When my eyes have closed, Let others stand in my place and let my sons, my daughters implore you.

That united and with all their might they praise you always and ever, and continue to promote your honour.

Grant then that they may love you sincerely.

Therefore I consecrate them to your love, Oh take them under your protection.

The father of your children exalts you, your children exalt you too. Accept them in your goodness and love,

You, God’s breath of love.

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