Shrine Tag

Santuario de Santa Cruz do Sul
PORTUGAL, Lena Castro Valente • Since last August there is a shrine (once a shrine, always a shrine) with a glass door and windows in Brazil. Since the old stained glass windows were removed, we can say that the current ones are simply made of glass. — To know what is happening in the life of the Schoenstatt Movement throughout the world is a necessity and a grace. To be able to feel the beating of the heart of the life that springs from the more than 200 shrines thatRead More
Santuario de Corrientes
ARGENTINA, Inés Petiti / Maria Fischer • With the presence of thousands of pilgrims from the city and province of Corrientes, from several provinces of Argentina, from Paraguay, Brazil, and Chile, and with many others who were present via live transmission, the long-awaited Schoenstatt Shrine “Tierra de Maria” (Mary’s Land) in Corrientes was blessed on September 11th. — To kick off the blessing of the Shrine in Güemes 1411, where there has been a wayside shrine for many years, several activities took place on Saturday, October 10th. At 2:00 p.m.,Read More
bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, María Fischer • Actually, they have long been pilgrims, part of Schoenstatt’s popular and pilgrimage movement. They come to the Shrine (at least) once a month or perhaps more often, some even every Sunday. They seek an encounter with God, with Mary, the Mother of Grace, who is also the Bread Mother, as Father Joseph Kentenich made clear in the Dachau concentration camp. There, during the time of famine, he pointed out that as a mother, she not only cares for the spiritual well-being of her children, but alsoRead More
Mendoza
ARGENTINA, via AICA • The Archbishop of Mendoza, Monsignor Marcelo Daniel Colombo, presided the Mass in the Shrine of the town of Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, where, as every year, the image of the Virgin of Schoenstatt was crowned as “Mother and Queen of Peace and Hope”. — This August 28th, as every year, all the communities that respond to the Schoenstatt Movement gathered, with the participation of people from other provinces and countries for this important festivity. In his homily, the Archbishop of Mendoza preached on the parable of JesusRead More
bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, Fr. Rafael Amaya / María Fischer • What makes a shrine a shrine, we ask ourselves these days when we read the latest news from Santa Cruz do Sul. The architecture? No. Any ecclesiastical law? Partly. Any norm for the number of pilgrims, for the offering of sacraments, preaching, attention to pilgrims? According to the 1999 Vatican norm, yes. In Schoenstatt? None of this can be applied, since it is an internal way of calling those chapels built all over the world, but also parts of the home, theRead More
Nigeria
NIGERIA, Maria Fischer, with material from CEOAfricaNews • Over a long time, we did not hear from Schoenstatt in Nigeria… But now, on Twitter, there were photos and a story at CEONews, and it is about the priestly ordination of four Schoenstatt Fathers on Saturday, 26th June 2022. — The four newly ordained priests include: Revd. Emmanuel Emenike Okeke, Revd. Stanley Ikechukwu Ukasoanya, Revd. John Ojoche Obute and Revd. Cyprian Atin Avong. The ordination had Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, who also doubles as the permanent Observer of the Holy See toRead More
Teresina
BRAZIL, via www.portalodia.com • This Saturday, June 18, the Archdiocese of Teresina will lay the cornerstone for the construction of the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Mother and Queen – the popular title of the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt in Brazil, where also the Schoenstatt Movement, specially in its popular form, is called Movement Mother and Queen. The program will begin with a procession from the Ponte Estaiada, starting at 2:30pm, to the site located in Povoado Santa Luz, rural area of Teresina, where the Holy Mass will be presidedRead More
Monterrey
MEXICO, Gabriela de la Garza •  It seems incredible the way time goes by when you love something, make it your home and recognize yourself as part of a big family. — On May 18, 2001, a dream began on the top of a hill…a madness for many, with a very rustic and complicated access road, without public services…but with the illusion, commitment and much love the Schoenstatt Family of Monterrey blessed the Shrine of Maria Camino al Cielo (Mary way to Heaven). There is no doubt that Mary tookRead More
Encarnación pórtico
PARAGUAY, Raquel and Nico Serrati, via Revista Tupãrenda • On Sunday, April 24th, Family Day in Paraguay, the blessing of our entrance portico to the grounds of the future shrine in the South, near the Encarnación waterfront, was held. The conquest had been prepared before the pandemic and was put on hold for two years. To this end, during the previous week, the process was revitalized by means of a triduum of rosaries at the wayside shrine, which has already been on the grounds for some years. —  Writing ourRead More
Monterrey
MEXICO, Gabriela de la Garza • For two years the road to access by car to the Shrine Maria Camino al Cielo has been closed, preventing us from going to this beautiful place of grace that is on top of a hill, in the city of the mountains, as Monterrey, Mexico, is known. — But as the children are always looking for a way to get to their mother’s house, about a year and a half ago, a family of Schoenstatters made a pathway through the mountains that, although itRead More