A Heart Glowing with Love for the Christ Child

Who does not know the name Sister M. Leocádia? For more than 40 years she has worked at the reception desk of the provincial house of the Sisters of Mary in Santa Maria, Brazil. She was born into a very religious family. Her parents gave to the Church four priests – one was later a […]

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Crib Crawl and Carol singing in Cape Town

An annual event at Schoenstatt Constantia, Cape Town, is the Christmas Crib Crawl and Carol singing with the Sisters. At the Sisters’ provincial house there are many beautifully decorated cribs. Visitors coming to the Shrine  are not aware of the other cribs. Therefore, annually on the Feast of the Holy Family,  we invite people to […]

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“Every year again…”

Every year the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in the Formation Center Marienland on Mount Schoenstatt celebrate Christmas together with their co-workers. This year the celebration took place in the circle of days around the feast of Christmas, on December 17, 2017. Marienland –Formation Center and a second home The Formation Center Marienland can be found […]

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Bringing Christ into Christmas

As in many parts of the world, Christmas in South Africa has become very commercialized. It is also the end of the school year and Christmas Day is celebrated in the middle of the long relaxing summer holidays. With these many distractions, numerous people forget about the real meaning of Christmas. The Schoenstatt Sisters have […]

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Schoenstatt Sisters on Mission in Advent

“It is an experience which touches one deeply,”Sr. M. Paula Vicentina Quessada begins her report about the second Mission ‘from door to door’ which is carried out by the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in Atibaia in the State Sao Paulo. In order to prepare families for Christmas and to proclaim the presence of Christ and […]

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A “Golden Time” for Australia

On May 20, 2018, the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary will celebrate the golden jubilee of the shrine in Mulgoa, Sydney. The year of preparation was opened already in May 2017 with the lighting of a jubilee candle by the diocesan Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv. This was at the same time the start […]

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“Life in Abundance”

In preparation for the feast of Christmas, a Nativity play took place at the shrine in Belgrano, Buenos Aires, on December 8, 2017. It was performed by children ages 7-11 who had taken part in various workshops of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in the past year. The workshops bore the theme, “Life in Abundance.” […]

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Ten Minutes at the Crib

“All people may come to you.” This line of a Christmas song that is sung anew every year at the “Ten Minutes at the Crib” in the Adoration Church on Mount Schoenstatt, Vallendar, is characteristic of the event: Each year, thousands of people follow the invitation of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary to the founding […]

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Christmas Celebration at “Jardim de Maria” Pre-School

The birth of Jesus reveals to us the mystery of God’s love for us human beings and especially for the littlest ones. At “Jardim de Maria” (Mary’s Garden) Pre-School, of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in Santa Maria, Brazil, this mystery became newly experiential at the Christmas celebration on December 6, 2017. “I Want to […]

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