Unity Cross Tag

Retiro Mallorca - alianzas
SPAIN, pdb • On the island of Mallorca in Spain, we began a new retreat day with the theme “Mother, behold your children”, centered on the Unity Cross. — We began on Friday evening with a vigil in front of the cross. Everyone wrote on a piece of paper what they wanted to offer to Jesus and the Blessed Mother, united in the Unity Cross, so proper to us Schoenstatters, what we wanted to ask or what we wanted to give thanks for. The following day, Saturday, the retreat beganRead More
Cruz de la Unidad
SPAIN, Maria Fischer • I have just sent two professional and high resolution photos of the Unity Cross, photos obtained many years ago from the goldsmith shop of the Brothers of Mary, which no longer exists. I have already sent them several times, at the request of Schoenstatters to make posters, or to print them. But it was the first time I sent them to a monastery. Precisely, to the Monastery of the Holy Family of Hondarribia, in Gipuzkoa (Spain), of the Discalced Carmelites. — A few hours earlier, aRead More
Carlos E. Barrio y Lipperheide, Argentina • I am saddened by the profound events that dress our contemporary world in mourning.  To cite just a few examples, I think of the recent attack in Barcelona, the hungry and desperate immigrants who reach the developed world’s closed doors, the hunger and misery of so many who cannot find a way to escape their poverty. These pains bring me to the cross of inconsolable people that are destroyed, anxious and hopeless. The weight of so many crosses, much crueler than mine!  WhatRead More
COSTA RICA, Eugenia Cruz de Garnier • On Thursday, August 24, we had the joy of welcoming Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s Sisters of Charity for a visit at the Family of Hope Shrine in San José, Costa Rica. They brought blessed Rosaries and postcards with a picture of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, which they affectionately distributed as a sign of gratitude for the invitation. They feel very united to Schoenstatt through the Unity Cross that St. Mother Teresa adopted for her congregation of Missionaries of Charity priests and forRead More
CHILE, Octavio Galarce • Looking at the official picture of Mother Teresa published before her canonization in Rome, many people noticed the Unity Cross on the rosary she is holding in her right hand. We reproduce the account by Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, who has on several occasions explained the details of this: The memory of the conversation with Mother Teresa of Kolkata about the Unity Cross remains engraved perfectly in my memory. (When I worked in Rome) she attended the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life andRead More
From Msgr. Peter Wolf, DD • It will be a highpoint of the Year of Mercy when Pope Francis canonises Mother Teresa of Calcutta on 4 September. Even while she was alive many people saw her as a saint, and when they met her they felt that they were meeting more than a committed person, or a well-known personality. At any rate I will never forget my encounter with her. It was during the Katholikentag in Freiburg in 1978. A small group of people responsible for the vocations pastorate hadRead More
ARGENTINA, Tita and Héctor Ríos/ org • On International Women’s Day, the government of Entre Ríos through the Senators’ Chamber paid tribute to outstanding women from Entre Ríos.  They selected a woman from every Department in the province, and a missionary of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign was the one chosen for Nogoyá. It began with a simple picture hung on a tree She is Elsa Inés García, a retired teacher from the Colegio del Huerto [Huerto School] of that city; she collaborated with the installation of the MTA Wayside ShrineRead More
Original Shrine and Covenant House, by Maria Fischer• Embraces.  Perspective is an important thing.  It depends on the perspective:  this is the title of the photography exhibit at Covenant House in Schoenstatt that can be visited until August this year.  The exhibition was inaugurated on the Feast of the Ascension, on May 14.  A catalogue in three languages contains all the photographs on exhibit, along with brief explanations; it begins with an introductory text by the artist, Polish photographer, Hanna Grabowska, a member of the Institute of Our Lady ofRead More