Celebrating Abbot Francis Pfanner in Langen, Austria – October 2019

The Extraordinary Missionary Month of October began in a truly extraordinary way with the opening and blessing of the Abt Pfanner Haus in Langen, Austria, the birthplace of our Father Founder.  On October 5-6, 2019, Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood (CPS) from Austria, Germany, the  Netherlands and Rome, the Missionaries of Mariannhill (CMM) and the people of Langen celebrated with joy and thanksgiving the life of Abbot Francis.  Rain did not dampen the festivities which included a special evening prayer on Saturday prepared by our Sisters from Austria and a festive Sunday mass at the parish to commemorate Father Founder’s 110th Death Anniversary.

Click here for photos from Saturday, 5 October 2019    and   Sunday, 6 October 2019    (from the CMM German Province)

5 October 2019  Evening Prayer

If no one goes, I go!   Evening Prayer Reflection

Wenn keiner geht, gehe ich!   (original German text)

Rosary Reflection based on Abbot Francis’ Life

Rosenkranz mit Lebensgeheimnissen unseres Grunders   (original German text)

6 October 2019  Mass Commemorating the 110th Death Anniversary of Abbot Francis

Abbot Francis, the Bridge Builder – Homily of Fr. Thulani Mbuyisa, CMM

mp3 Audio – Homily of Fr. Thulani Mbuyisa, CMM

Visit to the Family Home of Abbot Francis Pfanner

As we embrace the Synodal Journey from 2021 to 2023, let us invite the Holy Spirit to be at work in us so that we may be a community and a people of grace.