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INDIA, Fr. Bibin Parambi ISch • “Health is Wealth”, right? During the pandemic, that has become almost a mantra, because good health has become the greatest gift. Our Blessed Mother has also protected us during this pandemic, just as she has throughout our lives. With her to help us, we have no reason to worry! In May 2020, the Schoenstatt Movement in Germany came up with the idea of ‘Coronamater,’ that is, to crown the MTA as the Queen of Our Health. The Schoenstatt Academy for Life Transmission and TransformationRead More
Parallele-Heiligtum
GERMANY, Sr. M. Elinor Grimm • Royal wedding at the start the day before – a young man from the Schoenstatt Youth (SMJ) married his Kathi – at the end, right on time after the coronation celebration on May 1st: raindrops! This framed the coronation celebration at the Parallele Shrine in Koesching near Ingolstadt. — In other years there were always around 2,000 pilgrims on May 1, but the pandemic crossed that out! Only 200 were allowed outside around the Shrine. Numbers and texts were not enough. “Fence-sitters” were stillRead More
By Ignacio Serrano del Pozo • I begin this column by recognizing that it has not been easy for me to join the crowning current that has seemed to mobilize the Schoenstatt Family in Chile for some years.  There are many reasons, but I could summarize them in three.— First of all, It seemed to me that the concern to return the crown stolen from the Shrine of Bellavista on January 18th, in the midst of Pope Francis’ visit to the country, was – to say it in plain languageRead More
CHILE, editorial staff • May 31st, the anniversary of the third milestone in Schoenstatt’s history, which marks the commitment of Father Kentenich and his Schoenstatt to think, act and love organically as the fruit of a profound conversion and as a condition for a new Pentecost in the Church, this year 2020, coincides with Pentecost Sunday. It is being celebrated, at the same time, during a world pandemic; and in Chile -where this milestone occurred in 1949- at a time of a profound ecclesial crisis at the root of theRead More
CHILE, Luzma Correa • On December 8th, a warm and sunny day, more than 300 people congregated at Mount Schoenstatt wayside shrine located in Trapense, Lo Bronechea— east of Santiago, Chile— Some of the pioneers that began with the dream of Mount Schoenstatt on Sta. Martina road, to the large family now thriving here, passing on through relatives, friends, domestic workers, Mothers of the Mater Filius Foundation with their children, Sisters, Young Women’s Youth, Branch and Federation Women, Institute, Branch and Federation Families, Madrugadores, and missionaries of the Schoenstatt RosaryRead More
PARAGUAY, Victorina Sosa, Mima Cordona/mf • On 10 December 2005, a wayside shrine for the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt was blessed in Loreto, a city founded by the Jesuits on 10 December 1686. This December 10th after it was affectionately restored, the Blessed Mother’s picture for this wayside shrine was blessed and received a crown. — Loreto is located on a high hill in the Department of Concepción, approximately 450 km from Asunción. A brief article in Wikipedia about Loreto states: “A wayside shrine was erected for the BlessedRead More
CRUZADA DE MARIA, Facundo Ríos • Last Monday, they reached the goal. On 20 January, 120 young men from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico, Spain, Germany, and Portugal deepened in the Cruzada de María, on the seventh edition of a journey that consisted of walking 400 kilometers and crossing the Andes Mountain Range, from the Mendoza shrine to the Bellavista Shrine (Santiago, Chile) on an adventure that lasted seventeen days. One of them, Facundo Ríos from San Isidro, Argentina summarizes his impressions in a letter addressed to the other crusadersRead More
CHILE, Verónica Gutiérez • On 18 January, we had every reason to celebrate. Pope Francis had finished his visit to Chile. He crowned the Virgen de Carmen ( Our Lady of Carmel), patroness of Chile, three times, and it was Covenant Day. The pontiff celebrated his third Mass in the northern part of the country in Iquique, where he crowned the Virgin of Tirana, la “Chinita” as she is affectionately called. Moments later, a thief stole the crown of the Cenacle Shrine of Bellavista. How difficult it is to beRead More
CHILE, editorial team • We were just informed about the painful event in the Shrine of Bellavista, Chile. The following announcement was posted on the social networks of the Schoenstatt Bellavista Cenacle Shrine that we want to share with all of Schoenstatt:   We are sorry to inform you that on this 18 January the Bellavista Shrine was attacked by anti-social people; they stole the Blessed Mother’s crown, with which our Father and Founder crowned her in 1949. Please share this painful news to prevent these people from breaking downRead More
On the 90th birthday of Paul M. Rothgerber, Brother of Mary • Roberto Gonzales met me at the door of Mario Hiriart House, the Central House of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Brothers of Mary. It was a dark evening in Advent, and we didn’t go in by the direct route, instead we went through the goldsmiths’ shop.  There you find precious symbols in all sizes and materials that give expression to Schoenstatt’s world of values. Still today they proclaim the covenant of love and our covenant culture allRead More