Shrine Tag

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
Quito
ECUADOR, Maria Fischer • In a short and nice video, a group of children guide us on a virtual pilgrimage to the Schoenstatt Shrine in Quito, Ecuador. — “It is a visit to the Schoenstatt City Shrine. We are invited to pray the Angelus and the rosary with the Catholic children in the month of Mary”, reads the announcement on José Ronda’s YouTube channel. Accompanied by the song “Together with you, Mary”, a small group of children, carrying a Pilgrim MTA for children and a candle, run to the Shrine,Read More
Montevideo
URUGUAY, Gabriela Boffano/Maria Fischer • Uruguay is the country of the first daughter shrine of the Original Shrine in the world – A shrine in the small town of Nueva Helvecia, located about 60 km from Colonia del Sacramento and 130 km from the capital, Montevideo. But Uruguay is also the country of only one daughter shrine. In Montevideo they have long desired the construction of a daughter shrine, and years ago the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Campaign conquered the altar for it. — For a long time, this altar wasRead More
Monterrey Santuario
MEXICO, Gabriela de la Garza • In the midst of the pandemic, with all the fear, suffering and the need to be able to “run” to seek comfort and guidance in the arms of Mary, our Mother, we find that the access to the Shrine of Maria Camino al Cielo (Mary Way to Heaven), in Monterrey, is closed to free pedestrian and vehicular traffic, since almost a year ago. This is not the place to delve into the reasons why, but I do want to share how she takes perfectRead More
Monterrey
MEXICO,  Brenda López Garza • In the middle of a very difficult and uncertain time that we are going through, great news inflamed the hearts of the Schoenstatt Family in Monterrey: we received from the Archbishop of Monterrey, Monsignor Rogelio Cabrera, the announcement of the authorization of the project for the construction of a new city shrine. This great news were shared last Saturday, January 23rd during the Mass presided by Fathers Andrés Espinoza, Carlos Padilla and Guillermo Múzquiz, and it felt like a gift of hope.— A gift ofRead More
Interview of Father Juan Pablo Catoggio, General Superior of the Secular Institute of Schoenstatt Fathers (part 1/3) • For the 50-year jubilee of the Sion Shrine in Schoenstatt and as tribute to our Schoenstatt Fathers, editors and columnists of Schoenstatt.org (Eduardo Shelley, Monina Crivelli, Paz Leiva, Ignacio Serrano, and Juan Zaforas) wrote the following questions for Father Juan Pablo Catoggio, who is the Argentine Superior General of the Schoenstatt Fathers since 2015. Today we publish the first of three parts of this long interview. —     » I thankRead More
CHILE, Pablo Gaete Martínez, Ñuble Region • It has been a couple of years (twelve to be exact) since I wrote for the Family International, but perhaps this historical moment that we are living as humanity made me reconsider the idea of writing an article. The contexts in which the coronavirus has changed our lives and even our way of living and being a community, of living our Covenant; in summary: the way of being family and family life in Schoenstatt. The Shrine to which I belong is called MonteRead More
Honduras, Fr. José Luis Correa, Maria Fischer • It has been a dream of many people and for many years: Schoenstatt in Honduras. The graces of the Shrine have touched Central America for a long time, with the commissioning of Pilgrim MTA’s by Father Esteban Uriburu, through immigrant Schoenstatters who brought their Covenant of Love and their home shrines, through the participation of people from several countries in activities in Costa Rica, through visits by Schoenstatters, and finally, with the purpose of reaching out made by the Schoenstatt Movement inRead More
PUERTO RICO, Edgardo L. Rivera and Juan González • “If two or three of you on earth agree on any matter, whatever you ask, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven.” (Mt 18,19) This was the spirit with which Catholic motorbike riders in Puerto Rico visited three Schoenstatt shrines to pray to our Blessed Mother Mary for the health of our sick brothers  and sisters. — Under the heading: “Three Shrines, One Prayer” the Catholic motorbike riders, the Lobos Riders, L.A.M.A. (Sections Arecibo, Cabo Rojo, LaresRead More
BOLIVIA, Alexandra Kempff • On October 23, the headlines in Bolivia predicted complicated days for the country. The city of Santa Cruz was completely blocked in protest by civilians, but the Schoenstatt Family of Santa Cruz proved once again that God’s plans are precise: Our human powers can plan many things, but he is the one who knows the perfect moment. — The Committee for Liturgy and Contributions to the Capital of Grace had planned the reception of the picture of the Blessed Mother that came from Bellavista, Chile. TheyRead More