The Solemnity of the Mother of God, Holy Mother Mary

During the octave of Christmas the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Mother of God, the motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary.   The first Marian dogma is that she is Mother of God. Devotion to the Mother of God is superior to devotion to the saints and subordinant to worship and adoration of God. The […]

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Merry Christmas!

Dear visitors to our website, we Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary wish you a blessed and Merry Christmas also in this year 2021! Around the world we celebrate together the great feast of the birth of Christ. We celebrate together, but not the same way. Each country has its original way of celebrating. This is shown […]

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And it Happened…

Christmas in the Coronavirus Pandemic (Based on a True Event) Months before the feastday, it was apparent that Christmas 2020 would be different from every Christmas previously. Masks, social distancing, and hygiene regulations characterized everyday life. Despite the lockdown, attending Holy Mass would be possible with some modifications, albeit under more difficult conditions. Virtual attendance […]

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“Ask the Animals …“ – 10

Spitz, Keep Guard!     “How does this navigation system, this GPS, work?” my co-sister wanted to know. Fascinating! If someone doesn‘t have a sense of direction: No problem! Reliably and safely the GPS guides me to my destination. Our human soul also has such a navigation system built into it—not as a chip—but rather […]

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“Ask the Animals …“ – 09

The Cow   The cow is a beloved and very useful domesticated animal. We appreciate its good milk and dairy products. Respective to the country in which the bovine is found, we have the expressions “holy cow,” “dumb cow,” or “as famous as a colored cow.” We can learn one or the other thing from […]

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“Ask the Animals …“ – 08

A Pike in a Pond of Carps   This saying dates back to the German historian Heinrich Leo (1799 – 1878) who pegged this expression for the French Emperor Napoleon III. A pike stirrs things up. It creates unrest, it lets itself be challenged by new conditions of the time. It is good that there […]

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Sister M. Emilie, “An Angel without Wings”

The commemoration of the homegoing of Sister M. Emilie Engel into eternity is the commemoration of an “an angel without wings” whom God the Father sent to Schoenstatt. Sister M. Emilie has brought the message of God’s love to many people who are helpless and in need because she experienced these needs herself. [Among other […]

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An Invitation to a Birthday Commemoration

Today I received a letter from the pastor of St. Kunibert Parish in Gymnich. I knew immediately: It was the annual invitation to the commemoration of the birthday of Father Kentenich. Actually, on November 16, 2021, we are celebrating the 136th  birthday of Father Joseph Kentenich! Unfortunately, I cannot participate in this celebration, but then, […]

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“Ask the Animals …“ – 07

The Eyes of a Fly There are many kinds of flies and they can be great pests in the summer.*  But their agility never ceases to astound me! It is extremely difficult to catch them. In his talks, Father Kentenich often referred to the organ of vision of flies. For example: “The eyes of flies […]

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for everyday life … 22

“A woman has circumspect thinking. She takes in the whole person at once. She takes in the whole person opposite her. This is called intuitive thinking … By nature, a man does it more this way: He takes bits and pieces, puts one on top of the other and thinks: Does this fit here, or […]

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