The Pilgrim Shrine project had invited people to pray for peace in the world and in the many concerns of people today on the eve of the feast of the Annunciation. We Schoenstatt Adoration Sisters have joined in praying and meditating on the rosary with all who have accepted this invitation.
– because prayer is our main task and the situation in the Church and the world is a matter of the heart for us;
– because we like to unite ourselves with the Blessed Mother and with her help, implore rich graces;
– because there is a Pilgrim Shrine in our Adoration Shrine, which keeps reminding us to support this project with our prayer;
– because prayer is a great power, opens hearts for God, changes the world and renews from the inside.
“Europe needs prayer!”
With our prayer, we also support the Christian initiative “Together for Europe”, which proclaimed a six-week “storm of prayer” for Europe from March 25 to May 9. “Europe needs prayer!” – especially with regard to Europe Day on May 9 and the European elections from 23 to 26 of May.
Each week has a special accent: adoration, thanks, petition, repentance, proclamation and blessing. Adoration Sisters are pleased that the first week is about adoration. We alternate each hour during the day with the adoration. In these six weeks there lies in the first pew, in the place of the sister just adoring, the prayer texts, which are intended for the Prayer for Europe. Each of us is reminded of this great prayer request. In our adoration hours, we carry everything that has been entrusted to us before God. This is our silent and yet essential contribution to the fulfillment of the Christian mission of Europe and to peace in the world.
“24 hours for the Lord” in the Original Shrine
On March 30, we joined the prayer initiative of the Church “24 Hours for the Lord” at the Original Shrine and prayed and sang part of our Hours: the midday Hour at 11.30. To our delight, some of those praying there joined us.