Shrine Tag

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
SPAIN, Javier Gonzalez, COPE – Religion Editorial Office • Almost two thousand people around a Marian shrine that was used a hundred years ago as a warehouse. The Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt in Pozuelo de Alarcón is a replica of that small abandoned chapel in Germany where the Movement was born more than a hundred years ago. A birth that came from the hands of a priest and a small group of young people who one day only dreamed that what had happened would happen. —   ARead More
UNITED KINGDOM, Fr. Bryan Cunningham • Following a first get together of members of Schoenstatt living in the London area, a larger meeting called “Schoenstatt away from Home” was offered Saturday, 12 octobre.  — We were very grateful to Fr David Barrow whom Carmen, one of the volunteers at the Schoenstatt Shrine in Bolton, Manchester, contacted to ask if we could meet in St Charles Borromeo in Ogle Street Westminster. There were 14 adults and seven children came to meet up with Julio, Ignacio, and Fr. Bryan Cunningham. The familyRead 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
BOLIVIA, Carolina Henestrosa Justiniano • We are nine months away from making the conquest of our longed-for shrine a reality, and as such, we all have had different tasks and committees. In making contributions to the Capital of Grace, we have wanted to keep each person’s enthusiasm alive, so together we can reach the goal proposed for our Shrine: 500,000 consecrations and 3,500 visits to our Wayside Shrine. — Since setting this goal, the question was: How would we be able to motivate people without it ending up becoming aRead More
sacerdotes diocesanos Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • On Friday, September 27th, there was a special con-celebration at the Shrine in San José, the “Family of Hope” Shrine, Costa Rica. —             Fr. Reyner Castro, National Secretary for Missionary Childhood in Costa Rica, Fr. Manuel Peña and Fr. Luis Herrera, along with Fathers José Luis Correa and Guillermo Múzquiz. The three priests are already attached to Schoenstatt, and they frequently visit the Shrine.   Original: Spanish. 29. September 2019. Translation: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, USARead More
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PARAGUAY, CMT, Ani Souberlich • Wide-eyed and with a huge smile you hear: “Ojeabrí che korasõ” (my heart has opened). This was Ricardo’s* expression when he saw his mother, brother and nephews arrive for his graduation ceremony. How important it is in every stage of life to see and feel the closeness and accompaniment of one’s family in overcoming the obstacles of daily life. No matter how old one is, there is always a desire deep down in the soul to want, to need to be important to someone. “WithRead More
SRI LANKA/USA, Ashanthi Fernando • It was a special day for Schoenstatt in Sri Lanka: Fr. Shelton Dias, the spiritual director for the Schoenstatt Family in Sri Lanka, on August 21 went to the Schoenstatt Shrine in Staten Island, New York.— He celebrated Holy Mass in the Shrine, spoke with the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary who live and work there, and learned about the Shrine and its history, and several symbols. In Sri Lanka, the young and emerging Schoenstatt Family does not yet have a shrine – but have aRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • “The Shrine is a mission, always” – the phrase from Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, Superior General of the Schoenstatt Fathers, in the introduction, hangs in the air during a simple, multilingual celebration on the afternoon of 15 August for the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, with a small crowd from many countries and languages, under the gentle drizzle of the German summer. The shrine is a mission, always – and especially when it comes to the Original Shrine, whose new rector, Fr.Read More
BOLIVIA, Alexandra Kempff • I could write an article every day on the emotions experienced in preparation for the construction of the Santa Cruz Shrine. From the euphoria and confidence that everything is possible, to the overwhelming doubt of whether we will be able to afford all the projected expenses. In between, a lot of meditation and prayer, listening to Divine Providence, and trying to avoid the confusion caused by our own voices. — Something that at the time simply seemed a curious fact In 2016, while visiting San JoséRead More