Shrine Tag

La Plsata San Pedro
ARGENTINA, Pamela Pagalday / Maria Fischer • On this Covenant Day, September 18, Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Gonzalez enthroned in the Shrine of La Plata (the shrine under the shadow of the cathedral) the image of St. Peter, who reminds us to follow Christ and invites us to serve and love the Church, in harmony and covenant with Pope Francis who today is Peter among us. — The original image of St. Peter (given by the German family in 1965) was stolen during this pandemic. But, Bishop Jorge Gonzalez at theRead More
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
BOLIVIA, Alexandra Kempff • On Saturday, September 4, the consecration ceremony of the first shrine in Santa Cruz de la Sierra took place. It was a celebration full of details, many of them could have gone unnoticed in the midst of all the emotions and feelings we experienced and my intention with this article is to pay tribute to those people who worked silently but, thanks to them, everything turned out flawlessly. — Those who were not physically present were able to have a slight impression through the transmission channelsRead More
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
BOLIVIA, Maria Fischer • We have a new shrine! The second shrine blessed during the pandemic, the second shrine in Bolivia, the shrine cover by the shadow of the largest wayside shrine in the world, the shrine with the largest number of planned and cancelled blessing dates, the shrine that on the afternoon or evening of September 4, 2021 gathered hundreds of Schoenstatters from Bolivia and Chile in its place and hundreds more around the screens: Paraguay, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, Germany were present. The Shrine “Jenerechú, fuego vivoRead More
construcción
Fr. Pablo G. Pérez, National Director for the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina • Over the last few days, I have been visiting the Schoenstatt families in Corrientes and Chaco. These are communities that, in their various ways, live out what is most unique in our charism: to conquer a shrine for our Mother and Queen. This reality, and everything that emerges from it, shapes the way in which we are called to live our life in the Covenant: in construction mode. — We are called to be constructive in ourRead More
Santa Cruz de Sierra
BOLIVIA, Chochy Ortiz • We have journeyed together through many ups and downs, through narrow or closed doors, forcing us to change direction several times. But through all this we remained united and did not lose our hope and joy in our wonderful common dream. Finally today the Schoenstatt Family in Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Bolivia is just a few hours away from the dedicaton of our “Living Fire of Hope” Shrine. And it will happen in September, our town’s anniversary month. — On 24 September every year,Read More
aliados

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
Quito bolsos de caridad
ECUADOR, Maria Fischer • What gives a Schoenstatt shrine its life? The building? The altar? The picture of the Blessed Mother? That community that gathers there to pray? The Schoenstatters who feel at home in it? The capital of grace? These are all good and valid reasons, but the “insider reasons” do not mean anything to ordinary people, to society. Do we have “outsider reasons” to explain what gives a Schoenstatt shrine its life? In Quito, Ecuador, there is one. — In Quito, Ecuador, there is an outside reason thatRead More
colegio
COSTA RICA, Juan Pérez • On Friday, June 4, a group of 20 graduating students from Country Day School, San Jose, had a Mass in the Schoenstatt Shrine. — The initiative had echoed so much in them that, even in the previous days, several of them went to confession. One of the boys, Jorge Eduardo Herdocia, whose parents belong to the Schoenstatt Family Federation, welcomed them. Victoria did the reading and another girl read the petitions for forgiveness. During the homily, Father José Luis Correa, national advisor of the MovementRead More
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
BOLIVIA, Roberto Henestrosa • “On the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, the Church gives us hope where Jesus encourages us to follow him, where the dream of faith prepares our hearts to establish our eternal dwelling place next to the Father.” — This was a touching prologue by Bishop Braulio Sáes on the autumn morning of Sunday, May 16, with calm and warm weather. However, this homeland burns with anxiety to be blessed as our shrine. It is physically ready, but the Blessed Mother prepares those hearts forRead More
Corrientes Madrugadores
ARGENTINA, Ramón Sandoval • On Sunday, May 2nd, 2021, on the 19th anniversary of the first dawn in Argentina, we prayed for the first time in the future Tierra de Maria (Marys’ Land) Shrine, in the city of Corrientes. — The Madrugadores in this city in the northeast of Argentina have been meeting for 5 years, every other Sunday at 8:00 a.m. to pray the Holy Rosary. It is a community of about 50 men, of whom 15 to 20 meet to pray regularly, the rest are “swallows”, as weRead More