Original Shrine Tag

Nakivale
UGANDA, Maria Fischer with Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa • It is 70 km from Nakivale parish in the largest African refugee camp, where Burundian refugee Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, lives, to the post office in Mbarara and the post box of the Catholic parish of Mbarara, which he can use to receive parcels. Due to corona, there is no taxi and no public transportation system. But Jean de Dieu urgently wanted to go to Mbarara to pick up the parcel that had arrived from Schoenstatt… — So, he took hisRead More
Gnadenbild Maria Knotenlöserin in Buenos Aires
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • Pope Francis has invited a worldwide prayer initiative during the month of May to ask for the end of the coronavirus pandemic. The Pontifical Council for promoting the New Evangelization, responsible at the Vatican, has chosen a Marian shrine for each day of the month. The prayer will therefore be taken to shrines on the five continents. — There was and still is a specific prayer intention for each day, each of the 30 shrines prayed the rosary in a non-specific way and always inRead More
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Original Shrine, Maria Fischer • There were some snowflakes that gently fell on the Original Shrine, in the first minute of the New Year 2021. Inside the Shrine, few people, on this New Year’s Eve 2020 without fireworks and celebrations. Father Alejandro Blanco, General Secretary of the Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation, was there, and he spontaneously decided to expose the Blessed Sacrament, and after a few minutes of silent adoration, he imparted the sacramental blessing to those present and to all of Schoenstatt.— The bells of the Original Shrine rang toRead More
Original Shrine| Snapshots – Pedro M. Dillinger / Maria Fischer • Now the youth are coming and they are turning the Original Shrine upside down. Disorder is everywhere you look. Cables, tripods, monitors, a lot of technical stuff. And it goes through my mind: In the beginning it was a storage room, a jumble of garden tools, cobwebs, dust and spiders. Then the young people came, cleared out and cleaned up, so that “from here” the world would be turned upside down and the revolution of Maria would begin, whoRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Pedro M. Dillinger, Maria Fischer • Walk with Mary: “Armed with rosaries, candles and images of the Virgin Mary, an estimated 300,000 devotees joined the Walk with Mary procession”… no, not at the Original Shrine in Schoenstatt, Germany, but in Cebu City, in January 2020, before the pandemic made mass pilgrimages impossible. Walk with Mary: this is the name of typical Filipino processions, with statues and images of the Virgin Mary carried from one shrine to another. Also, Washington, USA, knows the annual “Walk with Mary” procession inRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Fr. Pablo Pol/mf • In many countries, especially in the northern hemisphere where it is springtime, May is celebrated as “Mary’s month”. For this reason, a more extensive schedule of prayers and celebrations in the Original Shrine is being announced. The most interesting thing for the international community – beyond the Masses that follow in their already established schedule – is the prayer of the rosary every day at 7:00 p.m., in different languages. Everything, of course, is online. We already know that online is no less realRead More
ARGENTINA,  Claudia Echenique • Today I want to tell you about the experience of Mirtha, a lady in her 70s, during this time of coronavirus quarantine. She lives alone in her apartment in Buenos Aires, since her family live in different cities in Argentina. — Mirtha loves Jesus Christ and loves “her” father Joseph Kentenich. She collaborates as a volunteer in Confidentia, the house of the Schoenstatt Movement downtown. There she participates in the Circle of Members of the Mothers’ Branch, she makes adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and oneRead More
Original Shrine, Editorial Department • The fear of the corona virus spreading has far-reaching consequences – now also in the Original Shrine. Not only have several groups and individual pilgrims cancelled their pilgrimages, but now the Holy Mass and the evening blessing will also be cancelled for two weeks – also on Covenant Day and on the feast of St. Joseph. — We publish here the announcement of the Rector of the Original Shrine; translations are made and will follow especially for the pilgrims who have planned a visit –Read More
Krug tinaja jar
ORIGINAL SHRINE, María Fischer • I simply turned off towards Frankfurt on the motorway instead of Cologne one day on the way from work. It is February 18th, Covenant Day, and my cell phone has loaded so many people and intentions that it urgently needs to go to the Original Shrine. This spontaneous pilgrimage to the Original Shrine brings two surprises: The blessing with the Blessed Sacrament at 6:00 p.m. at the end of the Adoration and a new, large jug with the inscription “Capital of Grace” in many languages.—Read More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • First of all: It wasn’t us! When Father Pablo Pol’s message was spread about the letters sent to the Blessed Mother in the Original Shrine that broke the jar, many said to themselves, “But the last time we delivered letters via Schoenstatt.org the jar was still in perfect condition! This Christmas, just in case, we put the more than 750 letters in a paper bag, which was placed next to the old jar, which for the moment replaces the one that was broken. —  Read More