Pilgrim Mother Tag

En Santiago de Compostela
SPAIN, Luis Ortiz • A while ago a patient of about 84 years of age arrived at the hospital in León. She had a brain tumour and had to be operated. I met her during my daily visits to each of the rooms. When I introduced myself as a religious service, the joy on her face was immediate! She asked for holy anointing and communion. The three sons who accompanied her were annoyed by the presence of the religious service to the point of telling their mother that it wasRead More
peregrina en el campamento
CHILE, Verónica Morandé • God often speaks in silence and in simple events. This is how the Rosary Campaign began in the “Yevide” camp in San Felipe, a large migrant camp that has become a large apostolic field for the Organisation Mary on the Way. — For some time we have wanted to make the visit of the Blessed Mother to the families of the camp a reality. Our director, Jorge Rubio, accepted the invitation and found an open ear in the Bolivian community. On the 3rd of December, theRead More
Forchheim Verklärung Christi
GERMANY, Renate Siebenkäs •  On the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, on January 1, 2023, solemn sending forth services took place in St. Martin’s and Transfiguration of Christ. A total of four Pilgrim MTAs were sent out in the two parishes of Forchheim. —  How did it happen? On October 1st, 2022, a great jubilee was celebrated in Schoenstatt: 25 years of the “Project Pilgrim Shrine” (in Germany, this is the official name of the worldwide Campaign of the Pilgrim MTA initiated in Brazil in 1950) in Germany. ForRead More
Josef Bamberg
GERMANY, Renate Siebenkäs •  Today, on the Fourth of Advent, we look with the whole Church to St. Joseph. Quite wrongly, as it was said today in the Holy Mass in St. Hippolytus in Troisdorf, so often portrayed as an old man or unworldly baroque. Whoever is looking for a representation of St. Joseph that shows him dynamically and as a man, father, and craftsman, will find what he is looking for in the Schoenstatt shrine of the Bamberg diocese on the Marienberg near Scheßlitz. And here, a few weeksRead More
Montahue
CHILE, Archdiocese of Concepción (Press release) • The Rosary Campaign celebrated a pilgrimage meeting on Saturday, November 26, at the Shrine of Montahue, located in the Recodo sector of San Pedro de la Paz. — Missionaries from different parishes of the Archdiocese of Concepción participated in the meeting along with the families that the Blessed Mother visits in her image in their homes. In this way, these families reciprocate the visit to their Mother in the Shrine. It should be remembered that the Rosary Campaign consists of taking the pictureRead More
Lisboa
Portugal, Lena Castro Valente • As part of the spiritual preparation for World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, the Pilgrim Mother Campaign of the Patriarchate of Lisbon has been visiting all the parishes of the Patriarchate with the Auxiliary since May 22, 2022; the theme is the renewal of the crowning of the Auxiliary as Queen of Encounter and Mother of Visitation. On November 6, it was my parish’s turn to receive this visit; the Auxiliary was passed to the parish of Paço de Arcos, also a great diocesan bastionRead More
Uganda
UGANDA, Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa/Maria Fischer • The Nakivale refugee settlement in Uganda, the 8th largest refugee camp in the world, since 2019 is the “place of origin” of the Schoenstatt Movement in this African country, thanks to the apostolic work of Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, who fled his native Burundi and works with the few items he got contacting Schoenstatt.org – some books in English, a Schoenstatt flag, several medals and pictures of the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt, and, especially, one picture of the Pilgrim Mother. — IRead More
Joao Pozzobon
BRAZIL, Leandra Cruber – Diário SM • On Wednesday, October 12, dozens of people gathered in the main square of São João do Polêsine to participate in the inauguration of a statue in honor of Deacon João Luiz Pozzobon. In addition to community representatives such as Mayor Matione Sonego (MDB) and the president of the Museum Association Casa I João Luiz Pozzobon, Valserina Bulegon Gassen, the youngest son of the deacon, Humberto Pozzobon, 80 years old, was also present. — “It is my pleasure to be here today to representRead More
Nakivale
UGANDA, Maria Fischer • The first real life covenant day photos of this August 18, 2022 reached me short after starting my work, and they came from Uganda, exactly from the Nakivale Refugee Settlement, the 8th largest refugee camp in the world, hosting 119,587 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea. One of them is Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, from Burundi. Since he came there, he works to spread Schoenstatt, with one Pilgrim Mother and the great missionary zeal in his heart. — Uganda isRead More
Canadá
CANADÁ / ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • On Tuesday, July 26, while I was working at home, I began to watch “out of the corner of my eye” on another monitor the transmission of Pope Francis’ pilgrimage in Canada. I was impressed by his homily, but I was even more impressed when suddenly I saw a picture of the Pilgrim MTA rising above several people… The Blessed Mother was there! — It was an open-air celebration at the Commonwealth Stadium in the city of Edmonton, where some 60,000 people participated, butRead More