pilgrimage Tag

Maria Fischer • 18 August was a very special Covenant Day in the Belmonte International Shrine; it was very universal and very exciting.  Everything began on the eve of with a question from Fr. Rolando Montes, of the Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests from Cuba, who recently arrived in Rome. He began his post-graduate studies on 1 September; he hopes to finish with a thesis about Kentenich communication. “I am trying to check the Holy Mass schedule for the 18th in Belmonte.  I have not accomplished this.  Can you helpRead More
CHILE, by Jesus Apiazola, via obispadoarica.cl  • On the Feast of  the Assumption, a substantial number of the faithful from the San Marcos de Arica Diocese gathered to go on pilgrimage to the Schoenstatt Movement’s Cenacle Heart of America Shrine, which has the privilege of being a Holy Door in this Year of Mercy. Traditionally every 15 August, youths and adults from the different communities of the diocese go on pilgrimage amid songs and prayers towards an encounter with Mary.  At 10:30 a.m., they began to walk preparing their hearts toRead More
GERMANY, Project: Trust in God  (GOTTvertrauen), by Maria Fischer • Wonderful and profound experiences were had by the colourful group that set off from Cologne on Sunday 31 July under the banner and with the intention: Trust in God. Rain – “usually not too bad, but more at times” – tired feet, good conversations, many photos, completely new experiences, such as the open round of thanksgiving in the evening during which the participants opened their hearts and related personal experiences, small but intensive with hosts at the wayside stops. OnceRead More
GERMANY, By Maria Fischer • Cologne on “Sunday, the only 31 July 2016, the day that will never be repeated”, the good-humoured train driver of the Rhein-Sieg Express announced at 12.23 p.m. to help his passengers get over their frustration because of the delay. “If we trust in God we will still catch the connecting train in Siegen.” At that moment those taking part in the pilgrimage on foot with “Trust in God” had been walking for more than an hour through heavy showers of rain through Cologne towards BrühlRead More
GERMANY, from Heinrich Brehm, Press Office of the Schoenstatt Movement in Germany (schoenstatt.de) • On Friday, 15 July 2016, a Mass of Thanksgiving followed by a reception in the area beside the Pilgrims’ House near the Pilgrims’ Centre in Vallendar, heralded the hand-over to a new “Pilgrimage Team”. For thirteen years the team composed of the Pilgrimage Leader, Sr Anne-Meike Brück and Sr Bernadett-Maria Schenk, and Fr Franz Widmaier (Photo), the Pilgrimage Director, have worked intensively “to connect many people with the working of God through the Blessed Mother andRead More
ARGENTINA, by AICA • The 26th Workers’ Pilgrimage from Paraná took place on Sunday, 5 June, from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral (Monte Caseros 51, Paraná), to the La Loma Schoenstatt Shrine. The workers gathered and walked — as they do every year – to express gratitude for those who have work and pray for those who are seeking employment. The pilgrims departed at 2:00 p.m. and upon arriving at the shrine at approximately 4:00 p.m., they participated in a Mass. The pilgrimage This pilgrimage began in 1989 asRead More
BURUNDI, Diomède Mujojoma • The students of the Polivalente Secondary Institute (I.S.P.) went on pilgrimage to the Mount Sion Gikungu Shrine on the morning of the 27 May 2016. This wasn’t an ordinary pilgrimage; their main aim was to pass through the Holy Door of Divine Mercy. Their teachers and the principal accompanied them. Upon arriving at the shrine at approximately 9:00 a.m, they were welcomed by the sister who is responsible for the pilgrimages. She invited them to finish their pilgrimage by going in procession to the Holy DoorRead More
PARAGUAY, Encarnación, by Julia and Rodolfo Widmann • The Schoenstatt Family from Encarnación and the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign has had a special privilege since December 2014:  The diocesan bishop is a Schoenstatt Father, Bishop Francisco Pistilli, who knows and loves the Campaign and he counts on its support in his diocese.  At the beginning of 2015, a meeting was held at the bishopric with Bishop Pistille, the outgoing coordinator Chiquita Martín and the new coordinators, Julia and Rodolfo Widmann.   Going forth and sharing her graces In August, twenty-seven PilgrimRead More
Today Werner Maria Philipps answers – a widower, father of three children, solicitor and notary public, living in Gelsenkirchen-Buer, Germany, member of the 16th course of the Schoenstatt Family Federation in Germany. My parents were also members of the Family Federation. When I was reading law in Munster in 1968 I was the leader of the Student Movement in Schoenstatt and led many international student pilgrimages to Schoenstatt. In this hectic period of social change I experienced that Fr Joseph Kentenich had become my spiritual Father. In him I foundRead More

Posted On 29.12.2015In Projects

A permanent pilgrimage

PARAGUAY, Prison pastorate, Visitación de María (Mary’s Visitation), by Abrahán Martínez and Rafael Medina • The 8th December is when Paraguay’s love for Mary comes to a climax – thousands of pilgrims walk the long road to the shrine of the Mother of God at Caacupé. There our Mother welcomes her children with the same love with which she accompanied her Son, Jesus, in his mission – to the cross. From this cross he gave a great gift to us through the beloved disciple. That gift is Mary. A pilgrimageRead More