Pilgrim Mother Tag

ORIGINAL SHRINE/GERMANY from Maria Fischer • “Schoenstatt, Vallendar on the Rhine, which celebrated its centenary last year, is the centre of a worldwide spiritual movement. Its focal point is a little chapel in the valley where Mary is honoured as “Thrice Admirable Mother”. The picture of grace, which arrived in Schoenstatt from Freiburg a hundred years ago, is well known worldwide, as the members of the cathedral choir experienced last year when they visited South America”. These were the words of the invitation addressed to the members of the FreiburgRead More
CUBA/ARGENTINA, by Mercedes MacDonough and Maria Fischer • The Holy Father and 10 Pilgrim Mothers arrived at the same time. “Do you need more Pilgrim Mothers?” the question emerged spontaneously at the conclusion of a conversation with Fr. Egon M. Zillekens about the founding of the Federation of Priests at Cuba, in the presence of the Pilgrim Mother…the one from the Original Shrine. The Chilean youths of Mission Cuba took five. Fr. Egon offered to give the three missionary priests some more Pilgrim Mothers, and Fr. José Gabriel’s response showsRead More
USA, Texas, by Carlos Cantú • The Schoenstatt Movement’s annual Feast of the Queenship of Mary Celebration in the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas was held on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Weslaco, Texas. The Most Reverend Daniel E. Flores, Bishop of Brownsville, presided at the Eucharistic celebration. Concelebrants were Fr. Carlos Zúñiga, pastor of St. Pius X Catholic Church, and Fr. Héctor Vega, Schoenstatt Father and advisor to the Schoenstatt Movement in the Diocese of Brownsville. Among the more than 300 participants were twoRead More
BRAZIL, Jaqueline Montoya Mariano, Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth from Brazil • On June 4-7, during the Corpus Christi holiday, forty girls from the Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth from Brazil (Jufem) went on mission in the city Tomazina, state of Paraná. For the first time Jufem carried out missions that were exclusively theirs. At other times, they did it along with other Schoenstatt Family Branches. Jufem, which commemorates its 75th year of existence in Brazil, noted that among the many activities that they have, the missions exclusively with girls as a response forRead More
ITALY, Laura Liberati • On Sunday the 3rd of May, in the Church “Most Holy Mary Auxiliatrix of the Filanda of Aulla”, took place the 7th Meeting of the Regional Family of Schoenstatt in Tuscany, a crowning of various gatherings held in the Diocese of St Miniato, in the Monastery of St. Cristiana at St. Croce on the Arno river, and in the parochial hall of St. Pietro Belvedere, to allow the participants to experience the joy of Mary’s embrace. The entire day was a stream of many precious momentsRead More
By Maria Fischer, from Asunción• “To think that when we began the university missions, we were only Schoenstatters and we were only about twenty!” commented Ani Souberlich, of the Schoenstatt.org team, while, despite the traffic, she tried to reach the esplanade of Our Lady of Asunción Cathedral shortly before eight. Once on the road, ten buses could be seen that will take more than 500 youths to different places to mission in the interior of the country, to live Holy Week with the people evangelizing with their words and theirRead More
by Davide Russo, Roma • Two new missionaries, at the Shrine of Belmonte, have received the solemn blessing at the beginning of a new pilgrimage journey to many other families in Italy. The Rosary Campaign grows more and more, along with the hope that many people can receive the good seed of the Word and to approach God the Father. The Mass ended with the encouraging words of Don Daniele, Rector of Belmonte: “You go forth, and leave everything else … everything else will be taken of by our Mother.Read More
GUATEMALA, org. Marisabel Soto is a university student from Guatemala who fell in love with Schoenstatt, and she dreams of participating in the Movement in Guatemala.  Upon receiving her letter, the schoenstatt.org editorial team put her in contact with Father Miguel Rodríguez OSB, the initiator of Schoenstatt in Esquípulas, and who with Father Julío Celada, has placed the Schoenstatt Pilgrim MTA on pilgrimage in Alto Veracruz in the northern part of the country.  In her letter, Marisabel tells a story of encounter with Mary through Schoenstatt…and counting on the solidarityRead More
ITALY, Gisela Ciola. Today is a day of celebration for me because today the Pilgrim MTA went out on her first mission! Therefore I am celebrating with great joy, and I want to wholeheartedly share this overflowing joy with all my Schoenstatt brothers and sisters; it is the first time I am sharing something this beautiful!Read More