Presentation on theme: "The Dutch Province started as a European community."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Centenary of arrival of the First FDNSC in Netherlands 30 March 2011
2 The Dutch Province started as a European community. Sister Stephani- DutchSister Charles – BelgianSister Agathe – FrenchThe Dutch Province started as a European community.The Sisters rented two little houses in the Antoniusstreet near the parish church - one house to live in and the other for a nursery school (on the left)
3 The Sisters moved there in 1920. The community in the little house in Waalwijk was increasing and a new house had been built for them nearby.The Sisters moved there in 1920.
4 A convent had been built in Tilburg where a novitiate was opened in 1915.
5 Already in 1920 five of the young Dutch sisters had been sent on Mission. (And 57 sisters had been sent on mission before the beginning of the first World War!)
6 In 1936, the community in Waalwijk celebrated the Silver Jubilee of existence of FDNSC in the Netherlands.
7 Motherhouse: “Notre Dame” in Tilburg, as it is now.
8 In 1947 after the second world war, a group of six sisters had been sent for mission to Indonesia.
9 Another group of eight sisters followed in 1950.
10 Community, postulants and novices living in the Motherhouse in 1963
13 The people of Waalwijk wanted to put a statue of an FDNSC Sister in the park to honour our Sisters and keep in mind what they did in former days to build the community of Waalwijk. The Sister carries a heart in her hands to bring herself and food to the poor people.