Ingeborg Ofstads vei 1,   NO-7091 - Tiller,   Norway    Tlf: (+47) 72 89 40 00   Fax: (+47) 72 89 40 01   Email:   Konto nr.: 4200.35.96081 980 330 788
Start page
English (United Kingdom)
April 2019

Lord, we will carry our cross

Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). John 19.17

Because you show us how to carry the cross.

Because we carry our human misery.

Because I need to carry a good deal by myself.

Because I feel that it carries all alone and it's heavy.

Because there is always a Mother, Simon, Veronica and others.

Because it is the only path to resurrection.

Because it is the only way to sacrifice myself,

And love others as he loves me,

And he gave his life for each of us.

We walk together on the path of salvation!

As long as we want it and in the Lord's grace!

We pray with the words of Stabat Mater:

At the Cross her station keeping,
stood the mournful Mother weeping,
close to her Son to the last.

Through her heart, His sorrow sharing,
all His bitter anguish bearing,
now at length the sword has passed.

O how sad and sore distressed
was that Mother, highly blest,
of the sole-begotten One.

.  .   .

Be to me, O Virgin, nigh,
lest in flames I burn and die,
in His awful Judgment Day.

Christ, when Thou shalt call me hence,
be Thy Mother my defense;
be Thy Cross my victory;

While my body here decays,
may my soul Thy goodness praise,
Safe in Paradise with Thee.

We share a letter from the Mother Elisabeth, where she recommends how to prepare during Lent. We hope it will be helpful for our spiritual life.

Rome 2 October 1927          

Dear daughters in Christ,

I wish you a holy lent, full of grace from Jesus, and for a better preparation for Easter. I wish you, dear daughters, a more perfect observance of all duties as brides of the crucified, divine spouse.

If you cannot find the silence outside, you must seek the inner silence of the greatest concentration. His voice will be heard in our souls, and we can see more clearly what we need to improve, repair and supply for us.

Each sacrifice will be easy if Jesus lives in our hearts, dear daughters. Our life is moving so fast. What joy it will be for us in the hour of our death, if we have never denied Jesus!

Try to achieve the holiness of your religious life. Embrace every thought quietly, humble and with gratitude. This is the only way you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of heart and soul, a joy surpassing all joy over things on earth.

We live in the most horrific times, where evil spirits are working to destroy belief in God. Even more, we must be faithful and grateful for the great gift of faith and divine light. So we love, worship and serve our great God.

Our life must be a continual act of worship and love, with the burning flame of gratitude in our hearts.

With warm greetings and prayer to Jesus to bless all his beloved daughters in Lugano.

Your Mother in Christ
Mother Elisabeth

Welcome to the Bridgettine Sisters!

From the conventFrom the convent


The Bridgettine Convent is open for all visitors that want to stay in our Guesthouse.