pilgrimage Tag

ARGENTINA, Lili Farías and Fiorella Bagatello, vía www.schoenstatt.org.ar • On November 18th as a Schoenstatt Family, we carried out the 28th Pilgrimage to Schoenstatt’s Blessed Mother’s Wayside Shrine at the ends of the earth. Some traveled the 18km on foot and others by auto, which seemed much longer, because the weather was cold and windy on the road bordered by native forests and the seacoast. — With the motto “With Father, for Life,” we went on pilgrimage from Holy Family Parish in the Bahía Golondrina neighborhood, Ushuaia, to Bahía Lapataia, where there isRead More

Posted On 12.11.2018In Original Shrine

A trip as a family

ORIGINAL SHRINE/SPAIN, Sonsoles Sastre and Carlos Sáinz de los Terreros • When we were invited to represent the Family Federation on the Commission that was going to organize a Spanish Family pilgrimage to Schoenstatt, at first, we thought that it would involve helping with the logistics of the trip for the Federation members who wanted to attend i.e. planes, lodging, and so forth. That is, we would work like a travel agency. The reality was far from it. Upon arriving at the first meeting, we saw the pilgrimage’s make-up encompassedRead More
GERMANY, Loni Rick and Maria Fischer • When the poster and invitation for the pilgrimage from Fr Kentenich’s birthplace in Gymnich via the Marienfeld to the pilgrimage church of Mary, Mother of Sorrows in Grefrath on 9 June this year landed in the postbox of the editors of schoenstatt.org, I thought of Camilo Ardissone from Paraguay and our “shrine excursions” during the weeks he took part in a student exchange programme in Germany close to Cologne.— Infected by the enthusiasm of this fifteen-year-old for the Original Shrine, we visited asRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Raúl González Paredes, Paraguay • During the month of October, I was in several cities of Germany on business. The truth is that upon noticing the emotion on Carmen’s face (my group leader), because of my trip to Germany and the possibility of going to the Original Shrine, only then, did it cross my mind that it might be possible. Common sense told me the contrary for two reasons: a limited budget and a tight schedule. Since I was unable to erase Carmen’s face from my mind, IRead More
CRUZADA DE MARÍA, José Argüello • On the morning of 20 January, at 7:00 am, after reflecting on our Family’s second milestone, we departed on the Cruzada de María (Mary’s Crusade) from the Mendoza Shrine. After a few minutes of walking on this Saturday, we encountered a group of four young people in a car at a corner; they were returning from a Friday celebration. A girl sitting in the back seat said in an Argentinean accent: “Chee…look at them…why are they so serious? No one is laughing?” This simpleRead More
PARAGUAY, Amada Girett • “Mission accomplished Mother Thrice Admirable! Thank you for allowing us to be your little donkeys,” the missionaries from Santa Rita prayed upon arriving on pilgrimage on Sunday, November 12, at the Shrine of Terruño in Ciudad del Este. They renewed their missionary commitment, there was a census of the Pilgrim Mothers, and a group celebrated their Covenant of Love. Upon renewing the mission, they also prayed: “Just as one day you chose us to be your missionaries, today we continue to say, “Yes,” for one moreRead More
ARGENTINA, Anahi Moriño • Hundreds of pilgrims met once again at the feet of Our Lady of Schoenstatt Wayside Shrine in Pronunciamiento, a province of Entre Rios, on Saturday, 22 July, after carrying out the “ConcePro” Pilgrimage. In their thirteenth edition, this manifestation of faith had the motto: “With Mary and Joseph, artisans of Peace.”  It was held uniting the wayside shrines dedicated to the Blessed Mother of Concepción del Uruguay, San Justo, Caseros and Villa Elisa, and joining the communities of San Cipriano and Primero de Mayo, a distanceRead More
BURUNDI/TANZANIA, Hermes Ntabiriho, Miguel Ángel Rubio and Maria Fischer • On Saturday, 17 June, Fr. Romuald Kajara, a diocesan priest and coordinator of the Schoenstatt Movement in Tanzania, took a large group of seventy-three pilgrims from the Diocese of Ngara-Rulenge and Kayanga in Tanzania to the Mont Sion Gikungu Schoenstatt Shrine in Bujumbura, Burundi. “We are very happy that we went on pilgrimage to Mont Sion Gikungu Shrine to pray and to meet with our brothers/sisters from Burundi. On Saturday, we had a Mass with a procession, and we shared ideas with our brothers/sisters from Burundi,” Fr. Romuald related. The Schoenstatt ShrineRead More
SOUTH AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel and Schoenstatt Girls/Women’s League • When we tell our stories of covenant solidarity, we mostly mention our efforts to live our covenant of love by reaching out to others and going to the peripheries of our societies to share the graces of our covenant relationship. It is good to tell these stories because each act of covenant solidarity helps our Mother and Queen to add “stone on stone in building up your Schoenstatt work” as we pray in our evening prayer. These stories also encourage othersRead More
By Prof. Dr. Hubertus Brantzen, Germany • Three years after the Gymnich pilgrimage book originated during the 2014 Jubilee, the book remains current and stands as an invitation to visit Gymnich not only physically but also spiritually.  The editions available in German, Spanish, and English show us the importance of Gymnich for the development of our Father and Founder and the Schoenstatt Movement. The Schoenstatt Movement has a very special feature that other groups can really only dream about –  the Original Shrine. The Shrine, where everything began, has notRead More