Yesterday, Tuesday, 27 September, for the first time after a long Corona related break, we were finally able to welcome a pilgrim group from the United States of America: 25 employees of the HSHS hospitals arrived safely in Münster after visiting Assisi and Rome. The aim of their trip is to acquire a better acquaintance with the Congregation and its roots in Germany.
The Sisters welcomed the guests to the General Motherhouse with the ringing of Church bells and the waving of American and German flags. Sister M. Margarete, the General Superior and Sister M. Diethilde, the Provincial Superior, welcomed the group in the Motherhouse Church on behalf of all the Franciscan Sisters of St. Mauritz.
Afterwards, dinner was served in the refectory of the Motherhouse, which offered first opportunities for personal exchange and for getting to know each other.
Today, our guests will participate in the Corporate Mission Forum of St. Francis Foundation. A visit to Telgte, leading to the roots of our Order, is scheduled for tomorrow. We are looking forward very much to our time together, and we wish our guests an inspiring stay with us in Münster!