Funeral of Sr "Mieke" Maria of the Sacred Heart

The funeral of our Sr. "Mieke" Maria will take place tomorrow, 16 October, at 10:30 AM in the Troostbasilica. It will be presided by our Carmelite confessor, Rev. Fr. Paul De Bois, with concelebrating priests. She will be buried in the cemetery in Vilvoorde.

This evening we had a Prayer Vigil at the old Sisters" Choir in the basilica. There were around 15 faithful who joined us, including our own parish priest, Rev. Fr. Geert Aelbrecht, another priest fromHasselt and a couple of friends from Leopoldsburg.

The passing away of our dear Sr Mieke didnt prevent us from celebrating joyfully the Solemnity of our holy Mother, St .Teresa, for we truly believe  in our hearts that she is now enjoying eternal bliss in heaven, with all the angels and Saints, marvelling at the grandeur of God!

 "Let nothing disturb you, nothing frightens you, all things are passing, God never changes. Patience attains all things. Who has God wants nothing. God alone suffices!" our holy Mother said.

A blessed feast of our holy Mother, St Teresa, our valiant foundress and mother!


Sr. Maria of the Sacred Heart +

Today, October 10,  our dear Sr. Maria of the Sacred Heart, whom we fondly call " Sr. Mieke", was fetched by our Divine Bridegroom and Our Blessed Mother, in a very intimate encounter early in the morning. She radiated peace, joy and serenity... As we laid her mortal remains for viewing, a smile was painted on her face. She is now enjoying eternal bliss with Jesus, Mother Mary, St. Joseph, all the angels and Saints! She will celebrate with them on Sunday, 13 October, her 83rd birthday!

Her funeral will take place on Wednesday, October 17. More details will still be announced later...

Congratulations , Sr. Marie Paul Thérèse!

Paraliturgy in the Novitiate in the evening of Oct 1

On Oct 1, 2013, feast of S. Therese, our junior-professed novice, Sr. Marie Paul Therese, made her second renewal of Vows in the hands of Reverend Mother Prioress, after the Holy Mass.  May we recommend her to your holy prayer that she may persevere in this contemplative life in Carmel to which God has called her.

In the evening of the same day, the community were invited to the Novitiate for a simple paraliturgy, wherein we shared with one another, how Little Therese practiced  the different virtues during her lifetime especially in Carmel.