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Santuario Original
ORIGINAL SHRINE, schoenstatt.org Editorial Team • The launch or relaunch of a website is like a difficult and exciting birth after a long time of waiting. It is too long to contain the growing expectations and yet too short to fulfill them completely and satisfactorily. In the case of the renewed website of the Pilgrims’ Center it was a pregnancy and a wait of almost 20 years, since the first information of that center for pilgrims seeking their way to the original shrine was published in 2003. — A coupleRead More
Matrimonio Oviedo, jefes de la Pastoral del Santuario
ARGENTINA, Graciela and Víctor Oviedo •  From the Shrine of Liberation in La Plata we have been working for some years to offer an authentic service to the pilgrims who pass through our “Little Chapel of Grace”, as the first sodalists called the shrine. — Places of grace for the whole church, for all the People of God We have some convictions: the Schoenstatt Shrines must fulfill their mission as places of grace for the whole Church. This implies making the shrines places of permanent pilgrimage. For every pilgrim, theRead More
Tuparenda
PARAGUAY, José Argüello • For many people, October 18, 2019 will have simply passed by unnoticed, a day like any other. For Schoenstatters, it was a special day because we celebrated the 105th anniversary of the first Covenant of Love sealed with Mary, and in Paraguay, we celebrated the 41st anniversary of the Shrine of Tupãrenda. But no one would have thought that it would be the last celebration of October 18th for the time being with tens of thousands of pilgrims – the last one before the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
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Posted On 04.07.2021In Covenant Life

Mary needs allies

ECUADOR, Fr. Rafael Amaya/mf • From our Shrine, Mary calls us to collaborate with her in the construction of the Kingdom of her Son Jesus, for this she needs docile children, her allies…. — On Sunday, June 27th, a group of ladies sealed their Covenant of Love in the Shrine of Quito, accompanied by their families.   The day before, several pilgrims, men and women, sealed their covenant as pilgrims. “The Covenant meant to commit myself to strengthen my relationship with Mary and in this way get closer to herRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Roberto M. González • All of us who have had the grace, as some like to say, to visit Schoenstatt – Original Schoenstatt – with its forests, houses and shrines, have fallen in love with the place, its peace and its beauty. Independent of the season during which we visit Schoenstatt, we feel at home, both for its family-like hospitality and the place itself. It is a dream and a blessing to be in this “Land so warm and dear”. –   For many it is an incalculablyRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • It was a cold, wet and grey day in January and it was his 120th birthday. Most of the people in Vallendar and its surrounding area were more concerned about the threatening flooding of the Rhine and Mosel rivers, and of the trees uprooted by the storm a few days earlier. Joseph Engling, Schoenstatt’s youthful co-founder from Polish Warmia, formerly part of Prussia, was born on 5 January 1898 and died on 4 October 1918 – a hundred years ago this year. So this wouldRead More

Posted On 26.10.2017In Covenant Life

To serve is to love

PARAGUAY, Sandra Lezcano • Once again the magnanimous love from the Blessed Mother’s hand was seen in their work. On this October 18, no one’s title was greater than another’s: businessmen directing traffic in the parking lot, executives serving water to pilgrims, or doctors acting as patients. In a nutshell, people, who usually lack time to complete their many activities, left it all for love of the Blessed Mother, and they voluntarily placed themselves at her service. Dressed in white, the Sisters of Mary were seen helping with everything, discreetly,Read More
ARGENTINA, Fr. José María Iturrería • We arrived! After six days and 150 km of pilgrimage, “Brochero’s mailmen” arrived at the Shrine of the Virgen del Tránsito and of Cura Brochero, where the remains of the Argentinean saint rest. “Brochero Road!…Following the footsteps of the Saint!” was the motto that resounded in shouts several times inside the church filled with people of all ages, all devoted to the Holy Priest. We had arrived, and we shared our joy with everyone who saw us, after the great physical effort and aRead More
By Maria Fischer • Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, the General Superior of the Schoenstatt Fathers and the President of the International Schoenstatt Presidium, was in the Original Shrine. Of course, this isn’t news, no matter how much we would love to publish more stories about the Original Shrine. Much less that he was not alone, but accompanied by members of the Administrative Council for the Original Shrine and two representatives from the communication platforms (Schoenstatt-TV, the web page for the Original Shrine, the website for the Pilgrim Central, and schoenstatt.org) toRead More
ARGENTINA, Alicia Granieri • Missionaries and pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Bahía Blanca joyfully went on pilgrimage to Mother of the People Shrine in Paso Mayor to celebrate the 66th Anniversary of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign.  Very early more than 700 people arrived by bus, vans, and cars.  Everyone arrived with the desire to give the Blessed Mother their bit of capital of grace with petitions, offerings and giving of self, achieved during the year.  The Blessed Mother knows that those who come do not come alone, but they bringRead More