pilgrimage Tag

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
VATICAN/FATIMA, via AICA, with editing • “On Monday, the Holy See Press Office presented the logo and motto for Pope Francis’ visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on 12-13 May, on the occasion of the centennial of Mary’s first apparitions to the three shepherds. The logo represents a rosary that forms a heart and the motto is “With Mary, pilgrim in hope and in peace.” During a conference held in Portugal, Fr. Carlos Cabecinhas, the rector of the Marian Shrine, explained that the Pope willRead More
ARGENTINA, Fr. José María Iturrería • On Monday, 16 January, we began the Camino de Brochero [Brochero’s Road] with a Mass of sending forth at the Shrine of Life and Hope in Córdoba. We received all the symbols that would accompany us on the walk, above all, the enormous number of petitions we received from many places, including Pope Francis’ current intention. We were surprised at how many people entrust their needs to Cura Brochero, and they trusted us to take these petitions to this saint. It is a greatRead More
ARGENTINA, Silvia Marín • On 8 December, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the Rosary Campaign held the 14th pilgrimage to the chapels of Trenque Lauquen, a area of Buenos Aires. This year the pastor, Fr. Juan Pellergrino, accompanied them throughout the walk. The motto this year for the pilgrimage uniting chapels was “Mother gaze on us so we will live as brothers/sisters.” The motto was inspired on what then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio had created for a diocesan pilgrimage to Luján. They departed at 3:45 AM fromRead More
GERMANY, Birgit Brömmel • On Saturday, 10 December, my friend and I were happy to meet again this year. Despite the unexpected drizzle that began at noon, it was clear that we would go the Marian Shrine of Kevelar; it had been awhile since we had gone. We would visit the Blessed Mother in the chapel of graces, receive the sacrament of reconciliation, pray for the people of Aleppo and for several other areas in crisis. Said and done. We departed, and the drizzle turned into rain. What should weRead More
GERMANY, Klemens M. Holländer • During this Holy Year of Mercy and as a Schoenstatt Brother of Mary, I decided to get on the road to Rome.  What made me undertake this project? Firstly, gratitude for everything accomplished in life and for my recuperation. What urged me to undertake this project?  Firstly, gratitude for everything I accomplished in life and my recuperation. In addition to this, I add a change in my professional life. These were the reasons to begin this pilgrimage and to follow Pope Francis’ call. Then, thereRead More
ARGENTINA, Fr. José María Iturrería • In Argentina, as well as at the Vatican, and even at the Belmonte Shrine in Rome, everything is in preparation for 16 October, when Pope Francis will canonize José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, better known as Cura Brochero, at the St. Peters.  That day, he will become the first Argentinean saint, who was born and died in that country.  For the occasion of the canonization that will be attended by several groups of Schoenstatt pilgrims, Fr. José María Iturrería, the great promoter of initiativesRead More