Posted On 2016-05-02 In Original Shrine

It is a joy to be there virtually…

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 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.


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