crown Tag

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
ENGLAND, Mary Cole • The weather forecast was dire. The tail-end of the hurricanes that had devastated the Atlantic Coast of the USA was due to cross the UK during our crowning weekend with high winds and heavy rain. Our MTA would have to glorify herself. She did! The wind got up on Sunday night when everything was packed away again, and the rain, which we are used to, remained away when we needed it. Thanks to an ecumenical Scarecrow Festival in Kearsley the previous weekend, we were able toRead More

Posted On 01.07.2017In Covenant Life

On fire for Belmonte

ROMA BELMONTE, Fr. Christian Löhr, Superior General of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests  • On 9 May, I received a visit of a Mothers’ Federation course at Mount Moriah. Because of this course’s history, they are on fire for Belmonte, and they wanted to be a part of the crowning process of the Blessed Mother at Belmonte. They offered a great deal of capital of grace, so that our Father and Founder, Joseph Kentenich will also be recognized by the Universal Church through Belmonte. The photos show the group atRead More