POLAND, Kasia Sobiereiska. Thirty Schoenstatt girls from different parts of Poland came together at Schoenstatt for a pilgrimage. From the 18th until the 23rd of August, they visited the wonderful place that Schoenstatt is. The idea of their pilgrimage was to see the places and walk in the steps of Father Kentenich and the Schoenstatt Heroes. They also wanted to feel the International Spirit of the Schoenstatt Movement during the Night of the Shrine. Did they do so? Of course!Read More
Tobia Wiedemer. Covenant of Love for the Youth of the World come true: From the 7th to the 10th of August 2009, Schoenstatt was a home for a group of approximately 180 American High School and Adult participants from 14 Military communities based in 6 European countries. It was a success in every way and everybody was richly blessed.  Read More
CHILE, José Luis Nicolás. There are always memorable times, but there is not a better memory than that lived with joy. On July 12th thru the 18th, a group of sixteen youths along with Father Patricio Rodríguez and a seminarian, Juan Ignacio Homazábal, experienced something that at first seemed mundane, but as the days passed it was transformed into a great challenge. This was the first mission for the Schoenstatt Boys' Youth in Valparaíso; it was a new experience for the University Branch of the Schoenstatt ShrineRead More

Posted On August 22, 2009 In Original Shrine

A letter to the Schoenstatt Youth

Dear young people gathered in Schoenstatt, On this Night of the Shrines, you are renewing a Covenant of Love sealed four years ago by 2500 young people in the name of thousands of Schoenstatt Youth in their home countries and the millions of youth in this world who struggle to find their place and their unique mission in this life.  Read More

Posted On August 22, 2009 In Covenant Life

Schoenstatt, this weekend

August 22, Feast of Queenship of Mary. Schoenstatt Youth from Germany, along with young people from many other countries, are gathered around the Original Shrine for the annual youth pilgrimage , the Night of the Shrine, culminating this night with the renewal of the Covenant of Love for the Youth of the world, at midnight local time - live transmitted via www.schoenstatt-tv from 10.00PM - 0.30 PM local time.  In Croatia, the first Schoenstatt Shrine is to be dedicated today. The Schoenstatt Family in Paraguay prepares for the "Family Day"Read More
mkf. August 18, 2009 was one of the most beautiful 18th's experienced in Schoenstatt for some time - "it was a day that gave a hint of what awaits Schoenstatt in 2014," commented many of those who were present. A week ago, Schoenstatt, especially the valley, has been filled with people from all parts of the world. "One feels as if we were at St. Peter's Square," said a priest, "hearing the different languages and seeing people from everywhere in the world who are part of the large familyRead More
PERU, Manuel Huapaya. Monsignor Miguel Irizar Campos, Bishop of Callao, presided at the Eucharistic celebration of the inauguration and blessing of the recently remodeled parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Santa Marina, Callao amid an atmosphere of great joy along with the presence of local politicians, invited guests, and a large number of the faithful. The work of remodeling had been carried out because the roof, as well as the floor, was much deteriorated. The founding of the Schoenstatt Movement in Callao took place in this parish twenty-one yearsRead More
M. Elisa Edwards and Ignacio Rodríguez. Representatives for the six countries gathered for their community's Second General Chapter elected their International Directors for the next six years. Then they went in thanksgiving to the Mother Shrine and the Founder Chapel. The International Directors are: The leaders - Ramón and Marité Marini from Paraguay; first councillors - Hans and Gertrud Zier from Germany; and the other councillors - Daniel and María Teresa Martino from Argentina, and Fernando and Carolina Alliende from Chile. Substitute couples were also elected: Herbert and Hilde FellhoferRead More