MEXICO, Gabriela Tamayo. Like every year, the Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth in Mexico organized the National Conference that was attended by girls from all the states where Schoenstatt Girls are present. This year Queretaro was the host state, which was a great challenge and at same time a great gift, since there was much to celebrate: 100 years of the Founding of the Movement, 100 years of the Covenant of Love. The great desire was to accomplish unity among the girls and to crown the MTA as Queen of the life of each one of them, Queen of the Girls’ Youth, and of these new times. The ceremony was carried out with the presentation of Lily Scepter, the Mexican Girls’ Youth symbol and for which each little girl in her state was preparing. For this reason, the conference had to be very special, but much more importantly; it was the Jubilee celebration of the Mexican Girls’ Youth.
CHILE, Pili and Marcelo Rozas. The Schoenstatt Family of La Colina approaches the Jubilee with special joy, since they will celebrate it by giving the Church a new Shrine. The Family has confirmed with gratitude and emotion that Divine Providence provided the road for the Family of Valle Hermoso del Niño Jesús (Beautiful Valley of Baby Jesus).
ITALY, Federico Bauml. Twenty young people, real Italians or at least "adopted", to the conquest of Germany all to be discovered. Passing, of course, through Schoenstatt.
URUGUAY, Maria del Rosario de Armas. On the 21st of August at 7:30 p.m., the Uruguayan Schoenstatt Family gathered at the Cathedral of Montevideo in thanksgiving for the blessings of the Blessed Mother during the first century of the Covenant of Love.
BRAZIL, Maria Clara Lovato. On August 20th, the Schoenstatt Family from Santa María gathered to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the crowning and presentation of the scepter by Father Kentenich in Tabor Shrine and to present a replica of the scepter as a gift to the MTA for the centenary of the Covenant. In 1949, the Father and Founder presented the crown and the scepter of the Queen of Heroic Childlikeness, but with the division of Brazil into two Provinces of the Sisters each one kept one of the symbols, Santa María kept the crown and Atibaia kept the scepter. For this reason, all the Branches of the Family decided to unite in the spiritual and material conquering of the scepter in this Jubilee Year.
USA, Carlos Cantú. The Church calendar lists August 22nd as the feast day for the Queenship of Mary. Although it is not a holy day of obligation, the Schoenstatt Movement of the Brownsville Diocese has chosen this day as its special day to honor our Blessed Mother. This has become an annual event in the Brownsville Diocese and the entire Movement, with all its branches and the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign, come together as the Schoenstatt Family that it is.
COSTA RICA, Isidro Perera, Rudolf Sauter. The Feast of the Assumption of Mary – August 15 – coincided with “Mother’s Day" and a large number of mothers with their families, who had been invited to a Mass in their honor, congregated at the Movement’s principal gathering place.
ARGENTINA, Estela Maris Parsi. For weeks, the members of the Mothers’ Branch from Córdoba have read Father Carlos Padilla’s book thoroughly; he is the Schoenstatt National Director in Spain: “One Hundred Years’ Journey: a View of Schoenstatt,” is available on several internet websites as a book and an ebook; it is translated to German, Portuguese, Italian and English.
GERMANY, Sister M. Hanna-Lucia Hechinger. At the end of July, it became a reality: the pilgrimage from the “Shrine of the Merciful Love of God” in Borken (Germany) to the Original Shrine was carried out. The first two stages took place in the year 2013 from Borken to Bottrop and then from Bergisch Gladbach. And in July of this year, the last stage was carried out from Bergisch Gladback to Rösrath, Bon, Bad Honnef, and Waldbreitbach ending in Schoenstatt.
ARGENTINA, Anahí Mariño. On the 26th of July, in a beautiful journey of faith, the tenth ConcePro Pilgrimage was held in honor of Our Lady of Schoenstatt in the Uruguay Department, province of Entre Ríos.