are commonly called Pink Sisters because of our pink habit but our
official title is Sister-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual
Adoration (SSpSAP); for short, Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters. Pentecost,
therefore, is our titular feast, our patrocinium
(cf C 410).
Two questions often asked:
Our Founder, St. Arnold
Janssen, chose the color pink for
our habit because it is the symbol of the love and joy of the Holy Spirit.
We are consecrated to the
love of the Holy Spirit - “a love which is grace, generosity, a desire to
draw near, a love which does not hesitate to offer itself in sacrifice for
the beloved” (Pope Francis). The renunciation which our life of love
requires is made in the joy of the Holy Spirit. God loves a cheerful giver.
The hallmark of a Sister-Servant of the Holy Spirit is
Young ladies employed in an
airliner came to inquire about our life. One of the questions asked was, “Is
it not boring (inside)?” to which I responded spontaneously, “Is love
boring?” To my amazement, their spoke person immediately understood and
turned to her co-workers and said to them, “That is why we do not
understand, because we do not have love!” And love is the reason for our
“In your lives of prayer,
moreover, Christ’s praise of his Eternal Father goes on. The totality of his
love for his Father and of his obedience to the Father’s will is reflected
in your radical consecration of love. His selfless immolation for his Body,
the Church, finds expression in the offering of your lives in union with his
sacrifice” (St. John Paul II).
In the footsteps of the
poor, chaste and obedient Christ, we make the three evangelical vows of
Chastity, Poverty and Obedience.