“I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full” John 10:10
OUR FOUNDER: Fr. John Cornelius Martin Lambertz
Fr. John Lambertz is depicted here praying to Our Lady. The stained glass window is in the Tildonk Church in Belgium.
He would love these souls placed in his care, he would ignore any hostility. He began by attracting the young boys and girls of the village who were Catholic in name but not in practice. The young curate saw a changed Tildonk in a few years.
On Sundays the Church was filled; The people followed his sermons and instructions. Parishioners came to Mass every day and received the sacraments.
In September 1815 Curate Lambertz was canonically installed as the pastor of the Tildonk Church, St. John the Baptist Church in Tildonk.The church was filled for the ceremony.
The one fixed notion of Curate Lambertz was always in evidence:
"He nothing-God all. He the instrument – God the Worker"
At last there was a possibility that his children would be taught and instructed in their religion and trained as good Catholics.