Holy Door Tag

CHILE, by Jesus Apiazola, via obispadoarica.cl  • On the Feast of  the Assumption, a substantial number of the faithful from the San Marcos de Arica Diocese gathered to go on pilgrimage to the Schoenstatt Movement’s Cenacle Heart of America Shrine, which has the privilege of being a Holy Door in this Year of Mercy. Traditionally every 15 August, youths and adults from the different communities of the diocese go on pilgrimage amid songs and prayers towards an encounter with Mary.  At 10:30 a.m., they began to walk preparing their hearts toRead More
BRAZIL by Francisco Alves de Souza/Helef Ferreira • On Sunday 5 June, while the Church celebrated the 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Schoenstatt Movement in the Immaculate Conception Parish in Mauriti/CE went on a Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy pilgrimage to the Divine Mercy Diocesan Shrine, which is also dedicated to St. Anthony. More than 900 pilgrims joined the pilgrimage. These included Pilgrim Mother missionaries and their Pilgrim Mothers (there were at least 214 Pilgrim Mothers), members of the Men’s Mother and Queen Rosary, and members of the Children’sRead More
BURUNDI, Diomède Mujojoma • The students of the Polivalente Secondary Institute (I.S.P.) went on pilgrimage to the Mount Sion Gikungu Shrine on the morning of the 27 May 2016. This wasn’t an ordinary pilgrimage; their main aim was to pass through the Holy Door of Divine Mercy. Their teachers and the principal accompanied them. Upon arriving at the shrine at approximately 9:00 a.m, they were welcomed by the sister who is responsible for the pilgrimages. She invited them to finish their pilgrimage by going in procession to the Holy DoorRead More
BURUNDI, Diomède Mujojoma • The members of the Schoenstatt Movement’s Girls’ Youth from the parishes of Buhonga and Kamenge gathered at the Mont Sion Gikungu Schoenstatt Shrine on Saturday, 16 April 2016, to carry out a pilgrimage and to cross a Holy Door of Divine Mercy. Upon arriving at 9:30 a.m., the Sister, who is responsible for the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign, welcomed them, and they went in procession to the Shrine singing songs to the Blessed Mother. The Sister who accompanied them presented an introduction about the Holy Door ofRead More
CHILE, Esperanza Colombo vía Revista Vínculo • “Rejoice family, you are fertile ground:” Many weeks and many special events have passed, especially the blessing of the Talca Shrine, since more than ninety people, children and adults from Talca and Curicó went on mission for a week through the streets of Chimbarongo in Region VI.  However in retrospect and with the distance of time, hearts blaze when these Family Missions’ experiences are told. For the second consecutive year, Chimbarongo and its people were in charge of welcoming the families, who carriedRead More
MEXICO, by Ignacio Romero • Last December, as an important part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Archbishop of Monterrey, Rogelio Cabrera López, authorized that indulgences could be received at María Camino al Cielo [Mary Way to Heaven] Shrine for this Holy Jubilee Year of Mercy. The door to mercy On Sunday, 24 January, the ceremony for the opening of the Shrine’s Holy Door was held during the 11:00 a.m. Mass, in the midst of truly spring-like weather, under a brilliant sun and pleasant fresh air. Fr. Jorge ÁvilaRead More
BURUNDI, Diomède Mujojoma • The apostolate of the Pilgrim Mother carried out the sending forth of the nine missionaries from the Parish of Kinama, on Wednesday, 13, January 2016, at the Mont Sion Gikungu Schoenstatt Shri ne. Before the commissioning ceremony, an informative talk was presented about the mission of the Pilgrim at the St. Vicent Pallotti Hall of Mont Sion Gikungu. Then there was a procession from the entrance of Mont Sion Gikungu, praying the Holy Rosary of Divine Mercy and in a symbolic act, one by one, theyRead More
schoenstatt.org editorial team• Usually, the schoenstatt.org editorial team is sincerely happy with every comment made about an article, whether written publically on the page or sent only to the editorial team. However during the days before Christmas, a true avalanche of comments arrived that concern us and challenged our commitment of taking our readers’ dialogue seriously, who we always see as collaborators since they contribute their interest, time and also their questions and comments. It is about the Original Shrine’s door– a door that on 13 December opened as aRead More
From Maria Fischer • “The door is a symbol of Advent: The Lord is coming to us; we want to open the door to him and welcome him.” These were the words of Fr Juan Pablo Catoggio, Chairman of Schoenstatt’s General Presidium, in his sermon on the Third Sunday of Advent. “This year the door is a particularly telling symbol. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has proclaimed an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. Last Tuesday, 8 December, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, our Holy Father opened the Holy DoorRead More
By Maria Fischer • On Sunday, 13 December, after the usual Sunday Mass in the Pilgrims’ Church (10:30 a.m. local time), the Holy Door of Mercy was opened at the Original Shrine. Fr. Juan Pablo Cattoggio, President of the Schoenstatt General Presidency, celebrated the Holy Mass and the opening of the door. There was a live transmission by Schoenstatt TV. There has never been a Holy Year in history with so many holy doors throughout the world’s dioceses. When Pope Francis convoked the Jubilee in his papal bull “Misericordiae VultusRead More