USA 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, Fr. Jesus Ferras and editors • The Community of Schoenstatt Fathers has decided to open a new house in Washington, D. C. The Schoenstatt family in the Washington, D. C. area has been steadily growing during the last few years, and they believe this is a needed step as we expand to serve the Schoenstatt family in the East coast of the nation from Washington. Movement Coordinator and Shrine Rector at present in Austin, Texas, Fr. Jesus Ferras will lead this new endeavor along with two other Schoenstatt Fathers.  ChileanRead 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
PARAGUAY, Mónica Martínez, Cristhian Díaz and Bruno Díaz Martínez   • There is a very important date for all Schoenstatters. It is a day, Mother, that you made the most important one for my family, because you sent us the most beautiful gift the heavenly Mother can give: a son! It is not a coincidence that we belong to this Movement, and it is not a coincidence that you sent our little Bruno on 18 October 2013, when we expected him on 7 November. It is not a coincidence… From myRead More
USA, with material from the Schoenstatt Fathers of Austin`s newsletter • The Schoenstatt Fathers will celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony and blessing of the work being done for their new home in Austin on Sunday, January 1, 2017.   After many years of longing for the possibility of a home close to the shrine, they have taken the bold step of beginning construction on a new home that will allow them to come together as a community and plan for the future with more vocations and Fathers serving the Schoenstatt Movement andRead More
By Rodolfo and María Emma Páez • Thursday, August 4, 2016, was the beginning of an adventure in which a group of volunteer  couples from Monterrey and Guadalajara (México), Austin and Dallas (Texas, USA) participated.  With a great deal of enthusiasm, we went to Confidentia Shrine in Lamar, Texas to prepare what was necessary for the first Marriage Strengthening with Schoenstatt in the USA . After almost a year of preparation, with great contributions to the Treasury of Grace from many communities around the world, and especially with the supportRead More
USA, Sr. M. Isabel • 10-12 June, the USA’s (and Canada’s) Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign state leaders met in the Father Kentenich Hall, at the Schoenstatt Center, Waukesha, Wisconsin. As the culmination of a long day of discussions on how to continue making the SRC a great apostolate in these new times, the state leaders crowned the Auxiliary MTAs. These images came from Louisiana, Ohio, Arizona, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, New York, Wisconsin and Canada. A weekend of great blessings and very intense discussions had its climax in a simple yetRead More
USA, by Laura Schuckenbrock, Mothers’ Branch leader at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish • One morning in March after daily mass and rosary, I was sitting with Blessed Mother in her little Wayside shrine of the Annunciation at St Gabriel’s. I looked at her and said: “Blessed Mother, we love you so much and this little garden does not reflect all the love we have for you here at St. Gabriel’s.” What would you like dear Mother? Inspire me, and I will do it. Dear Father and Founder, you wereRead More
USA, Carlos Cantú • Indeed, an auspicious occasion took place on December 12, 2015, at the Confidentia Shrine and Schoenstatt Center in Rockport/Lamar, Texas. Here is where the Schoenstatt Movement in Texas was founded. In 1948, Father Joseph Kentenich, our Father and Founder – while on his worldwide trip – was invited to visit Texas by the then bishop of the Corpus Christi Diocese. The bishop asked Father Kentenich to send Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary to work in his diocese. On Father Kentenich’s return through South Africa, he asked threeRead More