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Maria Fischer • “Then, I opened the door, and I found myself before the Blessed Sacrament. After this long trip through cold and darkness, tired and without even knowing if I would find the Shrine, I found her myself, illuminated this this warm light. It was time for Eucharistic Adoration, tears fell, and I did not care about anything else… I arrived and there was only joy within me, simply joy, within me; it is Christmas.” Gabrielle Pietro belongs to the Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth in San Antonio, Texas USA. SheRead More
USA, Carlos Cantú • The annual Queenship of Mary Celebration sponsored by the Schoenstatt Movement of the Diocese of Brownsville in Texas, was held on Monday, August 22, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in La Feria, Texas. The Most Reverend Daniel E. Flores, Bishop of Brownsville, presided at the Eucharistic celebration. Due to it being the first day of school, attendance was around 200 people. Usually there are 300 or more people who attend the annual celebration. The celebration is an annual gathering for theRead More
USA, Carlos Cantú • Indeed, an auspicious occasion took place on December 12, 2015, at the Confidentia Shrine and Schoenstatt Center in Rockport/Lamar, Texas. Here is where the Schoenstatt Movement in Texas was founded. In 1948, Father Joseph Kentenich, our Father and Founder – while on his worldwide trip – was invited to visit Texas by the then bishop of the Corpus Christi Diocese. The bishop asked Father Kentenich to send Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary to work in his diocese. On Father Kentenich’s return through South Africa, he asked threeRead More
USA, TEXAS, by Carlos Cantú • The Schoenstatt Family in Texas traditionally celebrates its yearly October Day on the last Sunday of October. This year, however, due to the torrential rains experienced in Texas on that weekend, October Day had to be celebrated on Sunday, 1 November, the Feast of All Saints. Perhaps it was an appropriate coincidence, or was it Divine Providence reminding us that we are all called to sanctity? This 1 November, the October Day celebration was also held in conjunction with the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign ofRead More
USA, Texas, by Carlos Cantú • The Schoenstatt Movement’s annual Feast of the Queenship of Mary Celebration in the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas was held on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Weslaco, Texas. The Most Reverend Daniel E. Flores, Bishop of Brownsville, presided at the Eucharistic celebration. Concelebrants were Fr. Carlos Zúñiga, pastor of St. Pius X Catholic Church, and Fr. Héctor Vega, Schoenstatt Father and advisor to the Schoenstatt Movement in the Diocese of Brownsville. Among the more than 300 participants were twoRead More
USA, Texas, by Carlos Cantú • The Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary came to work in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas – which was then a part of the Diocese of Corpus Christi – in 1959. They began their work at St. Francis Xavier parish in La Feria and its mission, St. Mary’s, in Santa Rosa. After fulfilling their parish obligations, and in their spare time, they would begin introducing the Schoenstatt Movement and its spirituality to those who were interested. Their first efforts were with young girls and mothers.Read More
USA, TEXAS, by Carlos Cantú • Torrential rains and bad weather including tornados had been plaguing the state of Texas for several days. The Annual May Pilgrimage from the Brownsville Diocese was scheduled for May 24th, the feast of Pentecost. With some trepidation, but confident in the Queen of unlimited, childlike, victorious confidence, they went forward with their plans. During the night before the pilgrimage day it rained, but on the special day, there was not one drop of rain, although it had been predicted and the odds were 90%Read More
USA. By Rodrigo Fernández, Austin, Texas• What an unbelievable experience. I still can’t understand how it happened the way it did. After two months of preparation, meetings, logistic plans, forms and applications and permits and stress; the result was so​ much more than we could have planned. Our Blessed Mother’s hand was very tangibly felt. 1 pm at the cathedral; the cast getting ready, the police double checking the route, the pilgrims signing their release forms. The weather forecast was bad, predicting rain all afternoon. Around a hundred people showedRead More