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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
ENGLAND, Mary Cole and Tricia Barnes • That’s what happens when you begin to tidy the house. Last year Paul Cooper, our Schoenstatt artist, began to clear up and discovered a long-forgotten document signed by the founding Schoenstatters in England almost thirty years before in Walsingham, England’s premier Marian place of pilgrimage since 1061, in which they pledged to live their covenant with our MTA to the full, and crowned her picture. In return they asked her to give them a shrine. She has carried out her part – theRead More
USA, Sr. M. Isabel • 10-12 June, the USA’s (and Canada’s) Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign state leaders met in the Father Kentenich Hall, at the Schoenstatt Center, Waukesha, Wisconsin. As the culmination of a long day of discussions on how to continue making the SRC a great apostolate in these new times, the state leaders crowned the Auxiliary MTAs. These images came from Louisiana, Ohio, Arizona, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, New York, Wisconsin and Canada. A weekend of great blessings and very intense discussions had its climax in a simple yetRead More
ARGENTINA, Verónica Presas • On 12 December, the Schoenstatt Family of the Shrine Tierra de la Promesa [Promised Land] experienced the joy of Mary’s Crowning as “Queen of Families”, within the framework of the twenty-second anniversary of the blessing of the Shrine. This Shrine brings together the cities of Rawson, Trelew and Puerto Madryn in the Argentinean Patagonia region. Fr. Javier Arteaga, President of the Argentinean Schoenstatt National Presidency, and Sr. Alejandra Aguilar attended. Crowning Vigil, a “heroic night” The Crowning Vigil the night before concluding the Novena of preparationRead More
PARAGUAY, by Amada Girett, Mima Cordona and Maria Fischer • On 8 December 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the opening of the Holy Year of Mercy, the missionaries of the Rosary Campaign crowned the Blessed Mother as QUEEN OF EVANGELIZATION at the wayside shrine “Puerta del Cielo” [Door to Heaven], which is located in the Portal Sinuelo at Santa Rita, Paraguay. Many neighbors and Fr. Jorge, the pastor of the place, accompanied them. Fr. Jorge has always accompanied the Campaign! “What a fruitful year in Santa Rita!”,Read More
CHILE, Grupo Abba [Abba Group] • Fifty men gathered in Campanario Shrine to crown Mary as their Mother and Educator with the mission that she “send us” joyfully to fulfill our obligations in loyalty to God the Father according to His will. All the places and cities where the Men’s Branch exists in Chile were represented at the crowning conference: Quillota, Viña: Los Pinos, Agua Santa, Santiago: Campanario, Bellavista, Providencia, Nuevo Belén, Rancagua, Los Angeles that was represented by Carlos and Luis Benítez… Queen of our Branch and Queen of ourRead More