MEXICO, Brenda López Garza •
In the middle of a very difficult and uncertain time that we are going through, great news inflamed the hearts of the Schoenstatt Family in Monterrey: we received from the Archbishop of Monterrey, Monsignor Rogelio Cabrera, the announcement of the authorization of the project for the construction of a new city shrine. This great news were shared last Saturday, January 23rd during the Mass presided by Fathers Andrés Espinoza, Carlos Padilla and Guillermo Múzquiz, and it felt like a gift of hope.—
A gift of hope
For a long time, the desire to have a closer, more accessible and centrally located place of encounter with the Blessed Mother had been growing in many hearts. This new place of grace will be built next to the Movement House, a space that is always full of life (well, in normal times without a pandemic) with meetings of groups of children, youth, professionals, married couples… and is frequently the venue for conferences and events of all the branches and ministries. Therefore, we are sure that this great gift will strengthen our covenant of love with Mary and will allow the Monterrey family to continue to educate their hearts in a place of prayer and spiritual growth.
Heaven and earth come together
Since 2002, the Schoenstatt Family of Monterrey has a beautiful shrine “María, camino al cielo” (Mary, way to heaven) which on the top of a hill constantly invites us to conquer again our covenant of love and to which many pilgrims constantly come to have a very personal and special encounter with the Blessed Mother.
Therefore, this new shrine represents for us that workshop that unites earth with heaven; where day-by-day hearts will be forged, the spirit will be nourished and men and women will be sent to live the sanctity of daily life.
Our hearts are already burning
With profound joy and total confidence, we implore the Blessed Mother to receive our capital of grace and we invite the entire Schoenstatt Family to accompany us in the conquest of this beautiful desire.
Blessed Mother, come and join us in our conquest!
First Schoenstatt shrine in Monterrey
Original: Spanish 2021-01-29. Translated by Maria Aragón, Monterrey, México