Church in Diversity

A “breath of the world church” is experienced by our sisters in the small village Naundorf near Pirna in Saxon Switzerland. Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary have been living and working there since 1955. Today, they run the Caritas Family Retirement Service and help with guest services. Many people of various ages and from completely different […]

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You are my Swiss Mother!

As a parish helper, Sr. M. Silja Mattle works in a retirement and nursing home. In 2016, an accommodation for refugees was built within the house. 18 young men moved in. Sr. Silja says: “In May, some of them came to me and sought contact. I was very surprised that they were approaching an elderly […]

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Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday May 20th  1945 – 2018 Father Kentenich returns from Dachau to Schoenstatt. “I would like to kneel quietly in front of the picture of the dear Blessed Mother, to give myself so completely to the vision of the Trinity and to look and love and praise with you, from now on and for […]

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Visiting the retirement home

For a year now, I have been visiting a retirement home on a regular basis. I take the Blessed Mother along in the Visiting Pilgrim Shrine. And I have the opportunity to give Communion to the sick if necessary. Make someone happy Once I came to a resident when she was visiting another resident. She […]

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An oasis to draw strength

Schoenstatt House in Brig, Switzerland, with the Shrine “Source of Living Faith” has become an oasis in the last 14 years. Many people draw strength here for their everyday lives. “This is really a beautiful place with a special atmosphere,” visitors say again and again. Schoenstatt House is also an oasis through its religious and […]

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May Opening and Motorcycles

There are more than 186 miles between the Schoenstatt Center in Trier and the Schoenstatt-Au in Borken. On May 1, 2018, this distance was bridged by a commonality: engine noise, gasoline smell and a lot of holy water. What is already a tradition in Trier was tried for the first time in Borken: a motorcycle […]

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Retreat Invitation

1.  Marian Vocational Discernment Retreat What:     A retreat for young women ages 15-27 who are seeking to discover their life’s vocation Where:     Provincial House of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, Waukesha, Wisconsin When:      July 30 – August 2, 2018 Flyer attached 2.  Retreat for University Women Where: Schoenstatt – Lamar, Texas When: […]

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First native Schoenstatt Sister of Mary from Chile

Sister M. Carmela Dies at the Age of 97 Sister M. Carmela was the first native Schoenstatt Sister of Mary from Chile. She belonged to our community for 66 years. She was born in Collupilli, an agricultural village in the south of Chile. She ventured the courageous step of entering into the postulancy of this […]

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Youth House in Atibaia

In this Kentenich Year we are happy to make a great gift to our father and founder: the inauguration of a new house, where the Secretariat of the Schoenstatt Girls and Young Women and the so-called Youth House find their place. In the Youth House, young people have the opportunity to spend some time to […]

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ON MONDAY EVENINGS

MEETINGS WITH FATHER KENTENICH The Schoenstatt Family in Chile has planned a variety of events for the 50th anniversary of the death of Father Joseph Kentenich. At the shrine in Montahue, Concepción, there are eight encounters entitled “On Monday Evenings,” using Father Kentenich’s meetings with married couples in Milwaukee as a guide. A team led […]

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