ITALY, Belmonte, Sr. Ivone and Maria Fisher •
Every year, around the 8th of September, the Italian Schoenstatt Family celebrates the anniversary of the blessing of the “Shrine of us all” in Belmonte, Rome. This year, the eleventh anniversary of the Shrine Matri Ecclesiae will be celebrated on the 6th of September, and it will be characterized by the Jubilee of Mercy, which will begin on the 8th of December – 50 years to the day of the laying of the Foundation stone of the Shrine by Fr. Kentenich.
Archbishop Ignazio Sanna (on the theme: Do not take away from us your mercy.) and Father Givanni Riba, Movement Director (on the theme: From the Shrine announce God’s Mercy!) will be the speakers for the day.
The meeting – to which members and friends of the Schoenstatt Movement are invited from all over Italy – will begin at 9:00 and will conclude in the afternoon with the celebration of Holy Mass at 16:00.
The members of the General Presidium of the Institute of the Diocesan Priests of Schoenstatt will be present and subsequently will hold a meeting there.
Maybe Schoenstatters from other countries who happen to be in Rome those days would like to celebrate with the Italian Schoenstatt Movement.
All are very much welcome to come!