January 15, 2021

for everyday life … 13

Sr. M. Renata Zürrlein


“Nothing without you!

I do not want to strive without the Blessed Mother … When inner difficulties come, temptations that toss us back and forth: “Nothing without you!” The Blessed Mother has to take care of me. As a Schoenstatt child I have a special right to the love of the Blessed Mother. It can happen that we become spiritually insecure; that we do not know what is right. We can even come into the danger that our faith is faltering … However, when the insecurity becomes too great, then the Blessed Mother must protect us …

Nothing without us! This is our holy pride!”

Father Joseph Kentenich
date unknown


We believe in the Blessed Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. One God in three Persons – God is in himself relationship, love, encounter. He is not an autonomous ruler above the clouds. He seeks to come into a relationship with us—with me. And he seeks our positive response out of free will.

“Nothing without you – Nothing without us”
we say in Schoenstatt for this. The Blessed Virgin Mary is our example and contact person here. In our bond with her we experience protection and help in all our concerns, but also motivation to become active, to get involved – there where God needs us.

“Nothing without you” –
As a Schoenstatt child I have a right to the help of the Blessed Mother. Where do I need her?

“Nothing without us” – Where is my commitment needed?