By Maria Fischer •
It is a spring day in the Schoenstatt valley, with blue skies, bright sunshine, and intense natural colors that only happen in Germany this time of the year. It is a very peaceful day; as I walked to the Original Shrine, I only saw a couple and much later, a small group of Sisters of Mary.
However, before passing through the Door of Mercy, I took some photos, and I sent them via Whatsapp to some Ecuadorians, with the simple caption: “Praying for Ecuador.”
I did the same with other friends…so that the Blessed Mother in this Shrine will have more pilgrims on this day.
“It is a joy to be there virtually…” a missionary of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign at Paraguay responded, while I was still in front of the Original Shrine.
“The candles’ location changed”, a friend from Buenos Aires, Argentina, told me. Everything that happens is well observed. “How I miss the Original Shrine!” – “Pray for us, so that she will shelter us in her maternal heart and she will give us the strength to carry out our mission,” Mima Cardona from Paraguay requested. I do so, while I leave the letters sent to the Blessed Mother via schoenstatt.org in the Original Shrine’s jar, and I pray once again, for all those affected by the earthquake in Ecuador and for all those who are by their side through prayers, donations and concrete deeds.