“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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To Listen, To Respond, To Bring about Results

Hearts Full of Gratitude “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts …” (Hebrews 3:15) This statement from Sacred Scripture likely resounds in the hearts of Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary as October 1st approaches. What causes this resonance? The answer is quite simple: Five years from now this institute within the Schoenstatt […]

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“Ask the Animals …“ – 06

The Dove   Where am I at home? Where do I feel sheltered and accepted? Where can I be myself? Where do I feel good and balanced? This can be a beautiful place where I come to rest, a spot in nature, in my gazebo, on the shore of a lake … But places alone […]

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for everyday life … 21

“Wherever I can spread joy by the way I am, wherever I can spread a little bit of sunshine through my words, through my life, I should take advantage of this, because doing so is something great. Joy is the magic key that unlocks people’s hearts, a divining stick that discovers mysterious sources of strength […]

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Reflection of the Divine

Reflection of the Divine – Sign of Eternity “Where heaven has touched earth and a saint has crossed the threshold to eternity, the eternal and the earthly are continuously in contact.” (Father Alex Menningen, 1969).   God is omnipresent, he gives signs of his infinite love and power in every small and great thing that […]

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Inspirations for the Congress of Women 2021
– Part 2 –

Effective in a unique way: Mary, the Mother of God   “You are making impact. Take action more from the within.” This motto of the Congress of Women invites us to look at the Mother of God in a special way. She is effective in a unique way and she is so from within. She […]

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Inspirations for the Congress of Women 2021 – Part 1

Without women Schoenstatt would not be what it is   On December 8 of the previous year it was 100 years since the first woman sealed the covenant of love with the Mother Three Times Admirable, Queen, and Victress of Schoenstatt. Since then, the Women’s Movement has been an essential part of the Schoenstatt Movement. […]

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Queenship of Mary

On August 15 we commemorate Our Lady’s Assumption into heaven as the crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. The feast of the Queenship of Mary follows seven days later. We think of her seated next to Christ the King; she shines forth as queen and intercedes for us as mother. In the Little Consecration Prayer, […]

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AN ELOQUENT SIGN OF HUMAN DIGNITY

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY AN ELOQUENT SIGN OF HUMAN DIGNITY On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII solemnly proclaimed the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven with body and soul. It is a mystery [of our faith] that points to the dignity and supernatural destiny of each […]

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