Steyl: Off to Greece!
Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS)
Within a few months, and accompanied by several signs from heaven, a dream took shape and is now becoming a reality:
On 9th of May three sisters from three different European countries are taking off to their mission at the service of refugees in Greece. In cooperation with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) they will strive to be “in communion with the marginalized and excluded” at the very edge of the migrant’s existence in a country that is crisis-shaken itself.
Greece, located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa seems to be the place where the Spirit is leading us SSpS at this moment of our common global history.
In preparation for their pioneer mission, the three Sisters – Sr. Ada Lick (Austria), Sr. Rastislava Kurajová (Slovakia), and Sr. Clara Silalahi (Spain, native Indonesian) – met for five days of community building in the Motherhouse in Steyl. A fourth sister, Sr. Preethi Silva (India North East), is still going through the visa process and will hopefully join her fellow sisters in Greece soon. The days in Steyl were prepared and accompanied by Sr. Anna-Maria Kofler (Provincial Leader Germany, Euro Council Chair) and Sr. Maria José Rebello (Regional Leader Spain/Portugal, Euro Councillor). Also, Fr. Jose Ignacio Garcia SJ (Brussels, director of JRS in Europe) was present for two days.