Christustraeger-Schwesternschaft (Sisterhood of Christ-Bearers) is a German Protestant Sisterhood in ecumenical openness. Our life together and the tasks taken up by our community express the guiding principle of our existence:
“Carried by Christ – Carrying Christ!”
Christ-Bearer reminds us about the legend of St. Christopher.
By giving ourselves to God, our lives are given meaning. We come to Him, just as we are. He makes good use of us, he gives us his love, his peace and, yes, he sustains us.
Christ lives in us by faith; he gives us love and hope. His joy sets us free. We want to share this experience with others and invite them to live with Christ.
Wherever we may be in this world, we want to spread the Good News of God through our life and work. We want to be part of the commission of the global Church to testify to the truth of God’s existence and His love for the world.
“Neither what we are nor what we have achieved is very important. God solely looks at the intention of our heart, namely to love him in, through and with everything.”
Quoted from Brother Erwin Klinge, CT
„Christ carries us – we carry Christ!“:
This gives us encouragement and hope, but also challenges us CT-Sisters (CTS).
The fish was a symbol of the early Christians.
Ichthys, a greek word, which means “fish”, is an acronym, which translates into English as “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior”.
The “T” stands as a sign of the cross and the love of God, which carries everyone.
The circle means:
God loves the whole world. Jesus sends us into the world.
But the circle is also a symbol of unity.
Only in unity as a small community and in unity as Christians worldwide our testimony is credible.
Das „T” steht als Zeichen für das Kreuz und die Liebe Gottes, die jeden trägt.
Der Kreis erinnert uns daran, dass Gott die ganze Welt liebt. Auch Jesu sendet uns „in alle Welt“. Der Kreis ist aber auch ein Symbol für die Einheit. Nur im Eins-Sein ist unser Zeugnis glaubwürdig, sei es in unserer Gemeinschaft und weltweit als Christen.
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According to the legendary as a young man Christopher sought the most powerful master of the world to serve him. A hermit advised him, “Go to the dangerous river. Help people by bearing them to the other shore. Be everyone’s servant, so you will meet Christ, the Lord of lords.”
One night, a child asked him, to bring it to the other side. During the crossing, the river became swollen and the child seemed as heavy as lead, so much that Christopher could scarcely carry him and found himself in great difficulty. When he finally reached the other side, he said to the child, “You have put me in the greatest danger. It was as if I was carrying the weight of the whole world on my shoulders!”
“You were bearing more than that,” replied the child. “You did bear Christ, the Lord of the world, on your shoulders.”
Christopher shows us how we can live as Christ-Bearers.
In our everyday life, we want to bear Him and learn at the same time: He is bearing us!