Blogs Two

SRI LANKA/USA, Ashanthi Fernando • It was a special day for Schoenstatt in Sri Lanka: Fr. Shelton Dias, the spiritual director for the Schoenstatt Family in Sri Lanka, on August 21 went to the Schoenstatt Shrine in Staten Island, New York.— He celebrated Holy Mass in the Shrine, spoke with the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary who live and work there, and learned about the Shrine and its history, and several symbols. In Sri Lanka, the young and emerging Schoenstatt Family does not yet have a shrine – but have aRead More

Posted On August 25, 2019 In Hoerde, Something to think about

Hundred Years Hoerde

Sermon at the Pontifical High Mass on 18.08.2019 in Schoenstatt, Bishop Dr Michael Gerber, Fulda •   “We live in serious times, and the people are often unable to remain strong through this process of purification that is taking place now. They fall into complaining against God and the good, they lose their faith in the good and in mankind.”[1] —   Dear Sisters and Brothers,   This quotation seems to come from a current commentary on events in our times. “We live in serious times …” We think ofRead More
HOERDE – WHAT NOW? Maria Fischer • After the celebration of the covenant of love at the Original Shrine, and shortly after 10 p.m. on 18 August 2019, while the fire in which the many slips of paper with contributions to the capital of grace was still burning, I saw Dr Michael Gerber, Bishop of Fulda, standing a little distance away. I greeted him and thanked him for his sermon a few hours before during the Mass when everyone was sent out from the International Conference. So many passages remindedRead More
PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta and Maria Fischer • “I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,” said Fr. Pedro as he poured the water over the head of one of the participants of the youth social reintegration program at CMT (Casa Madre de Tupãrenda), who received the sacrament of baptism, a sign of the new life and the mercy of the Triune God. — His name is Antonio*. His godmother Magdalena is the sewing instructor. Far away, in Europe, he has other sponsors, whoRead More
SRI LANKA, Ashanthi Fernando/Maria Fischer • First there were “letters to the MTA in the Original Shrine” coming from Sri Lanka every two, three months— next some Australian word of mouth about the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Rosary Campaign being present in Sri Lanka— then the regular Sri Lankan visitors on schoenstatt.org, emphasizing the importance of going that extra mile in translating all these stories from real life into English, mostly from Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese, and then, as already has happened several times before, an errant piece of mailRead More