Shrine Tag

ARGENTINA, by Silvia Sibay • It was an unusually warm Sunday for the month of August in Tucumán; it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere… those who prepared to wear coats and mufflers to protect themselves from the cold were surprised by a dawn with a beautiful clear sky and a brilliant sun. Since the previous day, the missionaries had worked hard to decorate the grounds of the Shrine to welcome the participants of the large celebration. The day arrived! Those who arrived to begin the procession to remember JoãoRead More
CHILE, by Jesus Apiazola, via  • On the Feast of  the Assumption, a substantial number of the faithful from the San Marcos de Arica Diocese gathered to go on pilgrimage to the Schoenstatt Movement’s Cenacle Heart of America Shrine, which has the privilege of being a Holy Door in this Year of Mercy. Traditionally every 15 August, youths and adults from the different communities of the diocese go on pilgrimage amid songs and prayers towards an encounter with Mary.  At 10:30 a.m., they began to walk preparing their hearts toRead More
PARAGUAY, Fr Pedro Kühlcke, Ani Souberlich  and María Fischer • The invitations were sent. On Monday, 22 August, the Feast of Mary’s Queenship, Bishop Claudio Giménez, Bishop of Caáupe and a Schoenstatt Father celebrated the blessing of the “Mother of Tuparenda” House, built near the Tuparenda Shrine; it is a training center for work and human development. In addition it is oriented for the social reintegration of teens who at some time where in conflict with the law, and it is the logical, efficient and merciful consequence of “Mary’s Visit”Read More
FRANCIS AT WYD2016 IN POLOND, by Maria Fischer • “God saves us, then by making himself little, near and real.” These were the three words in Pope Francis’ homily at the Shrine of Our Lady of Jasna Gora.  When Pope Francis visits a Marian shrine, he is at home.  She is his mother, as he admitted to Fr. Alexandre Awi in a long interview about his encounters with Mary.  But his love for Mary is always organic, it comes from God and leads to Him, comes from people and leadsRead More
ARGENTINA, by María Fischer • “Today I am 40 years old,” joyfully said a woman who seemed much younger. Her two little children were on her lap. And before everyone could sing “Happy Birthday,” she surprised everyone with her announcement: “We are going to get married…” From the stairs outdoors, where most of the men stayed, a faint, distant voice could be heard echoing her statement: “Yes, it is true, we are going to get married”. There was spontaneous and sincere applause. “You should know he was an alcoholic,” CristinaRead More
ARGENTINA, by AICA • The 26th Workers’ Pilgrimage from Paraná took place on Sunday, 5 June, from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral (Monte Caseros 51, Paraná), to the La Loma Schoenstatt Shrine. The workers gathered and walked — as they do every year – to express gratitude for those who have work and pray for those who are seeking employment. The pilgrims departed at 2:00 p.m. and upon arriving at the shrine at approximately 4:00 p.m., they participated in a Mass. The pilgrimage This pilgrimage began in 1989 asRead More
PARAGUAY, Karen and Bernardino Portillo • The day dawned gray and cool, but the Gathering of Guardians and Collaborators gave the day a colorful touch and warmth.  Two good teams, which the Schoenstatt Movement at the Tupãrenda Shrine counts on to serve pilgrims, carry out this activity annually. Mercy Fr. Antonio Cosp’s presentation of “The Father’s merciful gaze” based on AMORIS LAETITTIA began the Gathering.  Then there was a meditation on Fr. Antonio’s message. Fr. Oscar Saldivar gave the second talk entitled “Deepening our relationship with the Father of Mercy;” itRead More
By Maria Fischer • It is a spring day in the Schoenstatt valley, with blue skies, bright sunshine, and intense natural colors that only happen in Germany this time of the year.  It is a very peaceful day; as I walked to the Original Shrine, I only saw a couple and much later, a small group of Sisters of Mary. However, before passing through the Door of Mercy, I took some photos, and I sent them via Whatsapp to some Ecuadorians, with the simple caption: “Praying for Ecuador.” I didRead More
PARAGUAY, by Karen Méndez García and Bernardino Portillo Marín • On Sunday, 17 April, wonderful weather accompanied the first “walk” through Tupãrenda to learn about all the corners and much of the rich history of the Shrine. There are 147 Shrine guardians, who collaborate in the Shrine Ministry so that every pilgrim may find his/her way to this source grace, and so that the Blessed Mother may welcome more and more pilgrims. Eighteen guardians and two pilgrims joined the walk, everyone asked questions, they wanted to know when and howRead More
BRAZIL, Sr. Rosequiel Fávero and the team • Since June of last year, the Schoenstatt Family in Brazil began to see an “old dream” coming true: the Schoenstatt Shrine at Santa Catarina! God showed through the donation of land and a house at Biguacu in Florianópolis, where he wanted the Shrine of the Mother and Queen of whom so many in this state love. Since then, work groups have been created and the Schoenstatt Family throughout the state has been working materially and spiritually for the construction of theirRead More