The beatification of our Foundress Mother Alphonse Mary Eppinger coming closer. As a direct preparation for this, we all want to join ourselves - no matter where we live - with a novena prayer. In Niederbronn we will begin solemnly this on the 31st of August with a procession presided over by Archbishop Mgr Luc Ravel. Starting from the birth house of our Foundress, we move to the Protestant church (baptismal church of Elisabeth Eppinger, later Mother Alphonse Mary) and then further to St. Joseph ("Klösterle"), where we will celebrate the Vespers. On the eve of the 9th September, a Vigil prayer takes place in the pilgrimage town of Marienthal, to which Mother Alphonse Mary once made pilgrimage.
Cardinal Becciu the Legate of Pope will preside over the celebration of the beatification in Strasbourg Cathedral and will celebrate the solemn Eucharist together with Archbishop Luc Ravel of Strasbourg, other bishops and priests. A large number of sisters from four continents, members of the Eppinger family, faithful of the diocese and many people who are associated with Mother Alphonse Mary and her sisters are expected to attend this special event.
There is also the possibility of following the beatification live on the Internet, as TV KTO will broadcast the celebration on 9th September from 14:20 o’clock. Go to the KTO website at www.ktotv.com/guide. In Bad Niederbronn, where our "soon blessed" Mother Alphonse Mary has spent her whole life, we want to conclude these festive days on 10th September with a thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration.