Carlos Cantú Tag

USA, Pilar Huerta • The Texas Family’s October Day Celebration was held at Cor Unum in Patre Shrine, Mount Schoenstatt, Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX, USA, on Sunday, October 22.  “Our Heavenly Father provided us with a beautiful sunny day for our family celebration,” someone remarked gratefully. Schoenstatt family and friends from six dioceses came on pilgrimage to visit the Mother Thrice Admirable and celebrate as one family united in the heart of the Father and in the heart of the Father and Founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich.  The Shrine’s guardiansRead More
USA,  Carlos Cantú • On July 16, 2017, the inclement, sweltering Texas weather took a holiday so we could celebrate the 75th Anniversary’s founding of the Schoenstatt Family Work. We miraculously had a somewhat overcast day with slightly lower temperatures.  We were able to go through the day without perspiring profusely as happens during our very hot Texas summers.  A real cause for joy and gratitude! The day began at the Shrine around 10:30 A.M.  Several meaningful items graced the front of the Shrine: the Cross, our beautiful crowned MTARead More
USA, Carlos Cantú • The Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign sponsors two special days each year at Confidentia Shrine in Rockport, Texas for Missionaries and those that receive the Pilgrim MTA in their homes.  These two days take place in November and March.  The most recent one took place on 12 March 2017.  On these days, new missionaries are commissioned, re-commissioning takes place for those renewing their commitment for another year, and it is also a day for those who have been prepared to seal their Covenant of Love. Although the dayRead More
USA, TEXAS, by Carlos Cantú • The Schoenstatt Family in Texas traditionally celebrates its yearly October Day on the last Sunday of October. This year, however, due to the torrential rains experienced in Texas on that weekend, October Day had to be celebrated on Sunday, 1 November, the Feast of All Saints. Perhaps it was an appropriate coincidence, or was it Divine Providence reminding us that we are all called to sanctity? This 1 November, the October Day celebration was also held in conjunction with the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign ofRead More
USA, Texas, by Carlos Cantú • The Schoenstatt Movement’s annual Feast of the Queenship of Mary Celebration in the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas was held on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Weslaco, Texas. The Most Reverend Daniel E. Flores, Bishop of Brownsville, presided at the Eucharistic celebration. Concelebrants were Fr. Carlos Zúñiga, pastor of St. Pius X Catholic Church, and Fr. Héctor Vega, Schoenstatt Father and advisor to the Schoenstatt Movement in the Diocese of Brownsville. Among the more than 300 participants were twoRead More
USA, Texas, by Carlos Cantú • The Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary came to work in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas – which was then a part of the Diocese of Corpus Christi – in 1959. They began their work at St. Francis Xavier parish in La Feria and its mission, St. Mary’s, in Santa Rosa. After fulfilling their parish obligations, and in their spare time, they would begin introducing the Schoenstatt Movement and its spirituality to those who were interested. Their first efforts were with young girls and mothers.Read More