Pilgrim Mother Tag

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
PARAGUAY, Leticia Deggiovani Fariña • During the very difficult and sorrowful moment of her mother’s sudden death, Leticia Deggiovani Fariña felt that Mary the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt, whom she already knew, ran to meet her.  — The Blessed Mother has come into my life at different times. Without being aware of her call, she was there, seeking me as her ally, and wanting to conquer my heart. I was not close to the Movement when I met her, although I always had the Blessed Mother present in myRead More
European Conference on the Pilgrim Mother Apostolate
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Mary Cole • My attendance at the European Conference on the Pilgrim Mother Apostolate (= Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign), 16-18 March 2018,  in Schoenstatt was a last minute decision. I had been asked whether I could translate the keynote talks by Fr Walter and Sr Cacilda, who have been appointed to open a new international co-ordinating office for the Movement. Fr Walter is mainly based in Rome, and Sr Cacilda in Schoenstatt. Sr Marie Munz is the co-ordinator of the Pilgrim Mother in Germany and had the organisation ofRead More
VENEZUELA, Xiomara Pilar Mora Roma and Maria Fischer • “Good day! My name is Xiomara; I live in Valencia, Venezuela.  I would like to know if there is a Pilgrim Mother in this city, or if it is possible to have one. I have known about this title for several years. Some friends from Spain introduced her to me through a Whatsapp prayer group, and since then I have identified myself with her. Recently a sister-in-law gave me a medal brought from Argentina, but here in Venezuela I have neverRead More
VENEZUELA, María Fischer • Everyone has the right to rest a little during the Christmas holidays, even the Pilgrim Mother, Concepción thought. She has been a missionary for a few months for the only Pilgrim Mother in a city of Venezuela. The Pilgrim Mother was sent from Argentina. “The Pilgrim Mother is in my home now, and she spends such little time with me that I felt that she wanted to welcome this New Year with my family, as a blessing for them”, she commented. The Pilgrim Mother, crowned withRead More
Original Shrine, Maria Fischer and Roberto Gonzales • Twenty years ago, on 6 December, a 14-year-old youth from Resistencia, Chaco province, Argentina, suffered a serious motorcycle accident. He hovered between life and death with a brain hemorrhage. Some of his school teachers his called his mother to tell her they were praying to Mary of Schoenstatt for his complete recovery, and they showed her a Pilgrim Mother. “I am finally here, twenty years and a day later, to thank Our Lady of Schoenstatt,” Marisel Juric said on the afternoon ofRead More
ARGENTINA, Alicia Granieri • In Alférez Pedro San Martín, a town never actually took shape. Its life revolves around the train station where the train no longer comes, and the small population is dispersed. This spot, in the Partido de Bahía Blanca, south of the Province of Buenos Aires, is a horticultural area irrigated by the Sauce Chico River, which justifies having an elementary and pre-school. Leonardo Klein is a teaching assistant at the school, and he knows all the people’s spiritual needs living there. The majority are families fromRead More
PANAMÁ, Fer Castro • The “Santa Marta” women’s group from Panama has been working very hard for several years to help strengthen Schoenstatt’s beginnings in that country. On 18 November 2016, the celebration of the first Covenant of Love group was held.  Twelve people (10 women and two men) sealed the Covenant of Love. (Photo above) A Pilgrim Mother celebration was held in the San Carlos community, province of Panama, on 18 October 2016, where pilgrims from Cabuya and Antón, Coclé province, have been participating in pilgrimages since 1993. ThereRead More
ITALY, Gisela Ciola • Faithful to our commitment, we, the missionaries of northern Italy, got to work on October 9. We prepared introducing our Queen to the Erba (in Como) community for the first time with a Mass in her honor: A great deal of work was done; each one of us had a precise and important commission: making brochures to invite the people to participate in the Mass, coordinating with the pastor, preparing the presentation that would be made in the Church, and organizing our travel logistics from TrentoRead More