Pilgrim Mother Tag

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

Posted On 06.09.2017In Campaign

A Day of grace in Bragado

ARGENTINA, Rosana Luna • On August 21, some members of the community sealed their Covenant of Love with the Blessed Mother during the 7:00 pm Mass, in St. Rose of Lima Parish in Bragado, Diocese of Nueve de Julio. Moreover another group received the apostolic sending forth to be new missionaries taking the Pilgrim Mother to several places in the community. Fr. Horacio gave a brief reflection explaining the origin and the meaning of the Covenant of Love, and simultaneously, he invited everyone present to renew their Baptismal commitment. AfterRead More
PARAGUAY, Josefa Balbuena de Fullaondo • We feel an immense satisfaction in celebrating the Silver Anniversary of the Rosary Campaign in our Eusebio Ayala community, the cradle of Cordillera Culture. Our hearts beat joyfully upon reaching this long-awaited day. In 1992, the first Pilgrim Mothers arrived at San Roque Parish. Through the years, our fervor for the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt has grown. We thank God for this indescribable grace that this gives us, uniting it with that of our Mother, who gives us her heart and we giveRead More
ROMA BELMONTE/SCHOENSTATT ROSARY CAMPAIGN, Mercedes Bonorino and Maria Fischer • “Everything that this great Campaign generates is a joy for the soul! It touches so many people and above all, how our beloved MTA showers the graces of the Shrine. João Pozzobon is really a saint! From something so small, we can see, feel, and experience so many miracles. I always say something that we experienced with Raúl: the Rosary Campaign is not an apostolate; it is a great gift from God! This was one of the many comments withinRead More
BRAZIL, Joao Luiz Pozzobon (grandson), 27/06/2017 • June 27, 2017: That morning many pilgrims went from Deacon Joao Luiz Pozzobon’s house to Tabor Shrine in procession, commemorating the 32nd Anniversary of his death. On this same day and at the same time, exactly 32 years ago, Servant of God, Joao Luiz Pozzobon took the step into eternal life. The previous three days of this commemoration were spent in preparation and celebration in his honor. This time was spent in reliving and reflecting a lot about his moments of joy, faith,Read More
VENEZUELA, Maria Fischer with Mercedes MacDonough • In the end, nobody could say who wanted this meeting more, the Pilgrim Mother, or a certain person, from a Venezuelan city, who loves her (and wishes to remain anonymous, so we will call her Rita – not her real name), “who seeks Mary wherever they speak of her.” Moreover thanks to “connected Schoenstatters,” Rita found a way to receive a picture of the Pilgrim Mother, and take her wherever she wants to go, especially now, in these very difficult times. On 8Read More
USA, Maria E. Garcia • The Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign of the South East Texas Region has the opportunity to meet twice a year. The Pilgrim Mother arrived in this region of Texas in the early 1980’s. Raquel Guillen was the MTA’s chosen instrument to begin the Pilgrim MTA’s visits among families in Brownsville, Texas, and surrounding areas. With the rapid and fruitful growth of the Pilgrim Mothers’ visits over the next two decades, Schoenstatt Father Hector Vega and Raquel decided a bi-annual conference would be in order to apprise missionaries/coordinatorsRead More
COLOMBIA, Beatriz Cárdenas, Coordinator of Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign in Riohacha • On 17 April 2016, the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign arrived in Riohacha La Guajira, a city located in northern Colombia on the edge of the Caribbean Sea. Since that day, the Blessed Mother has guided everyone’s steps that began the process of offering their service. It has been an honor to accompany such a distinguished and sweet visitor to these wonderful lands. She has participated in many activities, and she has received the affection of the devotees who feel attractedRead More

Posted On 24.05.2017In Campaign, Original Shrine

She’s back!

By Maria Fischer, written on 13 May, while Pope Francis canonized the little shepherds in Fatima, and with material from Fr. Esteban Uriburu’s book: “João Luiz Pozzobon, Peregrino y misionero de María” • After more than two years on pilgrimage and working in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, on 9 May, the day Fr. Esteban Uriburu (1937- 1998) would have been 80 years old, she returned to Schoenstatt to be entrusted into the hands of her new custodian, Fr. Egon M. Zillekens, the Rector of House Marienau. She is the PilgrimRead More