80 Years Twice

— Many Experiences, Many Risks, Many Blessing! This year, not only numerous shrines in Germany celebrate an anniversary, but we Sisters of Mary commemorate the foundation of two house communities of our sisters in 1940 in northern Germany: in Wilhelmshaven and in Neuenkirche/Oldenburg. Since September 14, 1940, there are Schoenstatt Sisters in the North See […]

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December 8, 1920 – 2020

On December 8, 2020, it will be 100 years since the first women joined the Schoenstatt Movement. To celebrate this occasion, a new website is to be launched as a sign of gratitude: 100 women from the various communities of women and families in Schoenstatt tell their story. Women of all ages, different walks of […]

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100 Years of Women’s Movement in Schoenstatt – Insights 06

For me this is a Dream Job! An Interview with Sr. M. Anna-Simona Menz, Schoenstatt by Sr. M. Linda Wegerer Sr. M. Linda: Sister M. Anna-Simona, we are sitting here very pleasantly in the entrance area of the Marienland Retreat Center—and that on a Sunday afternoon! Under ordinary circumstances this would actually be impossible for […]

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The Coronavirus Crisis—an Opportunity for New Ways of Pastoral Care

Because of my profession as an educator in a home for children, I meet with young mothers. In March 2020, I wanted to invite three mothers who were expecting a child to receive a mother/parent blessing. But then came the lockdown. The children’s home was closed from one day to the next and the connection […]

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Ways of the Blessed Mother during the Pandemic in Poland

During the pandemic, our work and our pastoral care in the Schoenstatt Apostolate of the Pilgrim MTA looks a little different. Requests arrive daily for prayers and for materials needed for independent work in the parish. In many parishes, the Pilgrim MTA still travels regularly among families. Members of the [Pilgrim MTA] circles participate monthly […]

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You Have the Words of Everlasting Life (John 6:68)

Investiture of Six Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in Burundi, Central Africa With great joy we could celebrate the investiture of six novices on October 25, 2020. Before joining us, each of them had belonged to the vocational discernment circle and was inspired by the ideal to be a little Mary. They, too, want to bring […]

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The Story of a Suitcase

We all have a suitcase in our life, – either large or small. Sister M. Emilie liked to remember a sermon about the suitcase of our life and she applied this image to her own life. God gives each person a suitcase for life; the size of the suitcase corresponds to a person’s needs and […]

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Schoenstatt Sister of Mary is Named “MINT Teacher of the Year”

“MINT Teacher of the Year” There is great joy in the Schoenstatt Marian School (SMS) in Vallendar, Germany—still in the splendor of its seventy-fifth anniversarythth—because Sister Christamaria Brueck, who formerly was a student there and now teaches religion, mathematics, and computer science, received the Klaus von Klitzing award on November 10, 2020. It is awarded […]

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Information regarding the Founder Archive

The Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary will open their Founder Archive on November 16, 2020. It is located in the Novitiate House on Mount Schoenstatt. Inquiries may be directed to the archivist, Sr. M. Dominika Hügel; Tel.: 261-6404-466 Email: archiv@s-ms.org   General Government of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary

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BEING APOSTOLIC DURING A PANDEMIC?

For more than six months we have been challenged with the pandemic of the coronavirus. Here in the Midwest along the shores of Lake Sleepy Eye, in the shadow of our Jubilee Family Shrine, we as Schoenstatt Family have met this challenge with the coronavirus by turning to our Corona Mater, Mary our Queen-Mother. Crowning […]

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