Pilgrim Mother Tag

USA, Sr. M. Barbara and Sr. M. Jessica Swedzinski • On Sunday, August 25, 2019, at the Candelaria Shrine on Staten Island, the Schoenstatt Family from New York City and surrounding area states re-crowned our Blessed Mother as Queen of Light. This was a Covenant Love celebration that had been prepared in the preceding months, so that an integral part was the exchange of covenant gifts and petitions on our part to our Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen, and Victress of Schoenstatt with her six-fold covenant promises and requests to us.Read More
SRI LANKA, Ashanthi Fernando/Maria Fischer • First there were “letters to the MTA in the Original Shrine” coming from Sri Lanka every two, three months— next some Australian word of mouth about the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Rosary Campaign being present in Sri Lanka— then the regular Sri Lankan visitors on schoenstatt.org, emphasizing the importance of going that extra mile in translating all these stories from real life into English, mostly from Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese, and then, as already has happened several times before, an errant piece of mailRead More
ENGLAND, Mary Cole • A small but vibrant group of Pilgrim Mother apostles (missionaries) gathered at the shrine in Kearsley, Greater Manchester, on Saturday, 1 June for the annual rally. We chose the Saturday closest to the feast of the Visitation, because that is the feast of the Pilgrim Mother.— Global Pilgrim Mother Testimonies The day began with testimonies. The young people who are volunteering at the shrine set the ball rolling with Ignacio talking about the Mexican Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Campaign, but also what they are doing here inRead More
ARGENTINA, Tita Ríos • Villaguay, the Central Department of Entre Ríos Province, its capital city bears the same name. Far from the Paraná and Uruguay rivers, it is still attractive due to its own splendid river and spas. Its agricultural production stands out, and it is ideal to visit all year round.— The Rosary Campaign with the Schoenstatt Pilgrim MTA penetrated deeply into its inhabitants around the parishes of St. Rose and the Immaculate Conception. The missionaries have worked hard, accompanying families. On May 4th, a grey autumn day withRead More
UGANDA, Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa/Maria Fischer • Nakivale refugee camp is a settlement located in the Isingiro District of Southwestern Uganda, and it hosts more than 100,000 refugees From Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and so-called “mixed people”… It is here, where Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, a Schoenstatt member, a refugee from Burundi who left his country but not his Covenant, founded Schoenstatt in Uganda. On March 3rd, a Pilgrim Mother picture coming from Argentina, blessed in the National Shrine in FlorencioRead More
Patricia e Isidro Perera
EL SALVADOR / COSTA RICA, Patricia and Isidro Perera / mf • Schoenstatt has been in El Salvador for more than 20 years following the arrival of Pilgrim Mother images that came with Father Uriburu and the creation of a women’s group, some of them of Ecuadorian origin, who knew about Schoenstatt. – “El Salvador has proven itself to be very fertile soil to carry the charisma and pedagogy of our father and founder,” says Patricia Fernández de Perera who, together with her husband Isidro, both members of the ApostolicRead More
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ORIGINAL SHRINE, Mary Cole • On 18 September I attended Holy Mass at 8 a.m. in the Original Shrine at the start of which Fr Antonio Bracht, the main celebrant, introduced Fr Alois who would soon be returning to Cameroon. He also said he would be blessing ten Pilgrim Mother pictures (not in their frames) that Fr Alois would be taking back to Cameroon. It was only afterwards that I discovered that he was Fr Alois Baumberger, a Swiss priest, member of the Federation of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests,  who hasRead More
COSTA RICA, Gaby Yglesias de Tous • This year I listened to my teenaged daughter whose desire it was to take the Pilgrim Mother on mission. She had had the opportunity to attend Holy Week in Guanacaste, and she loved it. To me…it seemed like knocking on strangers’ doors and invading their lives was an uncomfortable activity. But that was nothing further from the reality! — First I prepared myself with a very interesting talk about Joao Pozzobon’s great legacy; he began the Campaign in 1950 when he felt the BlessedRead More
WALES, Anna Latham • At 3 pm on Sunday, 29 April 2018, thousands of Catholics gathered to surround the British Isles’ coast to pray for faith, life and peace in our nations. The Campaign, known as the Rosary on the Coast, was initiated by a group of lay Catholics who felt inspired to follow the example of the Polish and Irish who recently felt called to gather around coasts or borders of their nations to pray for a renewal of faith and respect for human life through the powerful intercessionRead More
PARAGUAY, Amada Girett • During the commemoration of our covenant with the Blessed Mother, in the beautiful city of Santa Rita, Alto Paraná on the 18th of April, like every 18th, there was a touching celebration of renewal of the covenant of love, in spiritual union with all of Schoenstatt. — Five groups of the Schoenstatt Movement renewed their covenant of love with the Blessed Mother. This time, seven missionaries of the Rosary Campaign were commissioned with the Pilgrim Mother of Our Lady of Schoenstatt; two of them were newRead More