mev. On Saturday, June 9th at 7:15 a.m., the Holy Mass was celebrated united with Taiwan. Taiwan is an island off the coast of China. Both countries share a rich culture, the same language, a similar culture…and the Pilgrim MTA also unites them. Once again She crosses the political borders and visits families in those countries.
It is not exactly known how the Pilgrim MTA arrived in Taiwan, and it is not known whom She visits there. But what is known is that She is present in Taiwan, and that her visit takes the fruits of the Covenant of Love and attaches those who receive it with the Original Shrine and with all the world’s other Schoenstatt Shrines.
The Holy Mass was celebrated by Father Carlos Cox, who made those in attendance smile when he commented in the introduction that “the Blessed Mother has her own ‘system’ to reach each country.”
A very small Hispanic choir gave the Holy Mass the international touch, as did the first reading, read in Spanish by Ana Cristina, a young girl from Monterrey, Mexico, who came to visit the Original Schoenstatt for two days and who decided to change the date of her return so she could stay longer close to the Shrine.
We are family: we are praying for Father Jaime Vivancos, who was ordained as a priest in Madrid on this day
Father Carlos invited everyone to unite in prayer at 10:30 a.m. for Father Jaime Vivancos, who would be ordained as a priest of the Schoenstatt Fathers’ community at that time in the Shrine of Pozuelo, Spain.
First the Holy Mass was offered for Taiwan and for everyone who receives the Pilgrim MTA in that country, as well as for everyone who will one day seal his/her Covenant of Love. It was also prayed in a special way for the Schoenstatt Family throughout the world on the pilgrimage toward 2014, for those who will go to some Shrine during this week, and for all the intentions that arrived this week to the direct line of the Original Shrine from Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, the United States, Paraguay, Colombia, Australia, Germany and Switzerland.
He who conquers all barriers
The entrance hymn of the Holy Mass referred to the first Schoenstatt generation that emerged from the Shrine, Father Cox made reference to this, and he pointed out “they were convinced that from this Shrine they would receive the graces to be saints…it is the Spirit of Love that God has given us– he who conquers all barriers!”
Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX