No one determined the beginning of his life. We were born in a world that existed before us. Someone else brought us into being and gave us life as a gift – ‘someone’ who even now keeps us alive and enables us to grow and mature, over and over again.
Who is this ‘someone’? – He remains a mystery… We cannot grasp Him.
Christians know themselves gripped by Him and call Him God.
We believe that God is the source of all that is and our eventual destiny.
We read in the Bible that God loves humanity so much that He became human in Jesus of Nazareth. Through Him God came infinitely close to humanity and, by his Holy Spirit, He allows us to participate in His divine life.
He burns with desire to enflame the heart of human beings with love for Him and one another.

Without God, monasteries are unthinkable.
For all who open themselves to God, He becomes life and one day paradise that knows no end.

Onze Vader

Onze Vader, die in de Hemel zijt,
Uw naam worde geheiligd,
Uw Rijk kome,
Uw Wil geschiede, op aarde zoals in de Hemel.
Geef ons heden ons dagelijks brood
en vergeef ons onze schulden,
zoals ook wij vergeven aan onze schuldenaren
en breng ons niet in beproeving
maar verlos ons van het kwade.

Wees gegroet Maria

Wees gegroet Maria,
vol van genade.
De Heer is met U.
Gezegend zijt Gij boven alle vrouwen,
en gezegend is de vrucht van Uw lichaam, Jezus.
Heilige Maria,
Moeder Gods,
bid voor ons, arme zondaars,
nu en in het uur van onze dood.