Shrine Tag

P Antonio Cosp
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • I received this illustration from Ana Adrogué de Cambaceres and it brought to me many sensations, memories and anecdotes that I promise not to tell all of them, but at least some of them. Antonio Cosp has truly been a doer, an entrepreneur, a born motivator… A man of Mary, literally! — That first contact revealed him in full body At the end of the 80’s, he arrived in Cordoba with his unfailing smile and his lively eyes, eager to advance in the work of Mary,Read More
Madrugadores Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Hugo García • On the weekend of March 17 to 19, the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the blessing of the Familia de Esperanza Schoenstatt Shrine in Costa Rica took place. As part of the celebration, the Madrugadores of the Shrine were once again present and united with the entire family. With great joy and happiness in our hearts we got up early to show our Blessed Mother with actions that we are humble instruments in her hands and that we want her to educate us, shelterRead More
Ukrainische Flüchtlinge
Poland/Ukraine, P. Arkadiusz Sosna/mf. • “Starting from today we are welcoming the people of Ukraine in our home. In this moment I am on the train. I see many people, most of whom are women with children. Right now, all is calm here. Up to yesterday, more than seven hundred thousand refugees had arrived. The men have gone off to fight in Ukraine. They are around 70,000”, so wrote father Arkadiusz Sosna from Poland this past March, imploring prayers for peace.  — Some have stayed just for a short while, “only passingRead More
Ukraine
GERMANY, Brigitte Oelschner • “Only the prayerful can still succeed / In stopping the sword above our heads / And wresting this world from the judging powers / Through a sanctified life.” I am reminded of this quote by Reinhold Schneider, often heard during the Second World War, these days when I follow how much politicians and representatives of social society are trying to end the disaster in Ukraine and to come to the aid of the suffering population. — In many German schools, children had the day off fromRead More
Misión

Posted On 12.02.2022In Missions

Come and see

SPAIN, Carlos Martínez •  Upon entering the Schoenstatt Shrine at 97 Serrano Street in Madrid, Spain, one can read “Come and See”. A phrase from the Gospel of St. John. Everyday hundreds of people go on pilgrimage to this shrine in a noisy city. We are invited to place our gaze on Jesus and to follow him, even without knowing what we are looking for. A few days ago, hundreds of young people dared to fix our gaze on Him and let ourselves be led. — A week after theRead More
Turrialba
COSTA RICA, Kattia Rivera, via www.schoenstattcostarica.org •  The community of Turrialba celebrated the enthronement of the Blessed Mother in the Parish of San Buenaventura, on January 8, 2022. An act full of faithful with open hearts welcomed the Mother of the Lord. — Turrialba is located about 44 km east of the city of Cartago and 67 km from San José, capital of Costa Rica and home of the first shrine in Central America. The enthronement of the Blessed Mother was accompanied by a series of activities that not onlyRead More
Tucumán
ARGENTINA, Silvia Sibay • A whole year of material and spiritual conquest; joy was increasing as the date of enthroning St. Joseph in El Jardín de Maria (the Garden of Mary) Shrine in Tucumán was approaching. — A board was placed on which to insert small boards for each 10 offerings to the “capital of grace”. Once completed, the little boards were turned over and the image of St. Joseph was formed. With great emotion we tried to calculate the place on the face where we had placed each one!Read More
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