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INTERNATIONAL, Ana C. de Echevarría • In early November, the first 250 wayside shrines photos arrived from the different places around the world and left for Belmonte in order to be present for the opening of the Retreat House on November 16, 2017; more continue to arrive. But these 250 are the ones that opened the way. They showed that the Blessed Mother is happy with this project of uniting all her wayside shrines in a picture of the large Original Pilgrim Mother that will preside in the João LuisRead More
ARGENTINA, Ana C de Echevarria • It happens in all families. When we are children many times we do not value what the presence, action and love of our parents means in our lives; it is something that is so natural to us. As time passes, we discover how many of our parents small and large actions marked and forged what we are today. This year of the Father and Founder (Year of Father Kentenich), which we as a Family have proposed to celebrate, is a special time to pauseRead More
PORTUGAL, Ana Pinto Camelo • On October 1, there was an “Gathering” of the Pilgrim Mother in the Shrine of Our Lady of Conception, in Alentejo. Three highlights of this gathering The first was the arrival and welcome of the Pilgrim Mothers from several locations of the area of Alentejo, such as Évora, Estremoz, Borba, Coruche and Campo Mayor, which were placed at the feet of the Patroness. The Eucharist was the second highlight of the entire gathering. The main intention of this Eucharist was Thanksgiving for the walk ofRead More
PORTUGAL, Ana Pinto Camelo • On an afternoon filled with faith and of joy, the pilgrimage of parishes to the Lisbon Shrine was held at the end of September. A happy event to be sharing that this “Pilgrim Mother Mail” will attempt to transmit. Mary welcomed the missionaries to her shrine, and she took the capital of grace to her Son. Filled with faith, the missionaries renewed their giving of self in the consecration to the Blessed Mother. Heavenwards– a rosary and a visit The pilgrimage of the parishes wasRead More
CHILE, Carmen M. Rogers • The Pilgrim Mother’s adventures and travels do not recognize limits or borders. It might be in a store in San Martín de los Andes or in the picá de Concón [economical restaurant with excellent and abundant food], in an operating room, a stockbroker’s office, or she welcome you to the only house in a mountain range’s lost corner, or quietly in an elegant living room of that mansion; she is always there. Pope Francis tells us – Do not be surprised: she is the PilgrimRead More
PANAMA, Fer Castro and Maria Fischer • On 18 September 2017, the Blessed Mother’s Wayside Shrine was blessed in the San Francisco de la Caleta Parish, in Panama City. During the same celebration, two girls from Girls Youth were commissioned as Pilgrim Mother missionaries along with some of the women. A play, “A Beautiful Place” was presented in this parish a couple of months ago. Inspired by the Schoenstatt pedagogy, it was directed by Dario Ramírez, a young political refugee from Venezuela, who schoenstatt.org interviewed recently. This parish will beRead More
Maria Fischer, interview of Fr. Egon M. Zillekens • “What is my Blessed Mother doing in your house?” This was a Schoenstatter’s surprised and at the same time happy, although also a little indignant, exclamation on his first visit to his girlfriend’s parents’ home, who were not Schoenstatters. This also called to mind, seeing Fr. Egon Zilleken’s face during his pleasant exchange with Liz and Juan Álvarez from Buenos Aires, who were recently appointed as Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign National Advisers of Argentina, during their visit to Schoenstatt in mid-September, asRead More
ARGENTINA, Ana Echevarría • Large and small wayside shrines: nailed in mountain areas, forests and valleys, towns and cities, and roadsides. The Mother Thrice Admirable’s wayside shrines sown by the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign are raised braving bad weather: wind, snow, heat, and cold in different places around the world. The popular creativity of missionaries from different nations where these shrines are found displays enormous diversity. However there is something that they all have in common, something that unites them. It is the immense love borne of a Mother’s restless heartRead More
EL SALVADOR, Ana Mercedes Gutiérrez de Nieuwenhuis • Fr. José Luis Correa’s intense and fruitful visit to El Salvador just concluded; it is Bishop Oscar Romero’s country, the “bishop of the poor,” who was assassinated in 1980, beatified in 2015. “Archbishop Romero, who built peace with the power of love, bore witness to the faith with his life, totally committed to the extreme,” Pope Francis expressed on the day of his beatification. “In the beautiful land of Central America, bathed by the Pacific Ocean, the Lord granted his Church aRead More
CHILE, Sr. M. Ivonne Latsague V. • On, Saturday, 1 July, according to the calendar, the picture of the Parish Pilgrim Mother was supposed to be transferred from one rural chapel to another one that belongs to the “Child Jesus” Parish of Villa Alegre, in Chile’s seventh region. What seemed to be simple transfer from one community to another, as it has been done so many times, became a beautiful gathering of faith, which at the same time was folkloric and religious. At the scheduled time, some cowboys arrived mountedRead More