▪ At the end of the year 2011 the Sisters in Niederuzwil said good bye to Fr. Oswald Scheuermann, SAC in a Eucharistic celebration. In his modest way he served the community over decades, by celebrating the Eucharist regularly. He is 90 years old by now and has left for his well deserved retirement. The Sisters feel privileged that their Pallottine confreres from Gossau, in spite of the big shortage of priests in Switzerland, celebrate the Eucharist with us at regular intervals. This applies to Bernhardzell as well as to Niederuzwil. Neighbors and friends of the Sisters joyfully accept this offer. The experience fosters togetherness within the Pallottine Family. Thus we feel hope and joy, as Frs. Freddy, Michael and Gregory, three young confreres from India are members of the community of the Pallottines in Gossau. As a first step they concentrated on learning the German language.
▪ Fully in the spirit of Pallotti the Pallottine communities celebrated the Feast of Epiphany with many friends of Pallotti and representatives of the women’ and men’s communities of the Region. The feast was organised by the Pallottines in Gossau. In Bernhardzell as well as in Niederuzwil we celebrated during these days the Feast of Vincent Pallotti. In the Triduum we were touched anew and more deeply by his charisma and our calling.
▪ During these days the World Economic Forum is starting in Switzerland with the presence of personalities from economy and politics. Together with many people of good will we are looking forward to seeing at least small steps towards a world in which there will be more space for justice, peace, freedom and human dignity.