Mission for Hungary

Sister M. Josmaris Treml November 22, 1923 – April 20, 2011 Sister M. Josmaris was born on November 24, 1923 in Hercegfalva, Hungary, the third of four children. She lived in a small rural village whose citizens managed monastery estates. She liked to recall the lovely, joyful years of her youth. They were stamped by […]

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Accompanying Women in Spiritual Their Growth

Interview with Sister M. Beatris Lingg In 2020, we celebrated 100 years of women in Schoenstatt. You, Sister M. Beatris, were able to look back on 20 years of work with Schoenstatt Women and Mothers in Switzerland. Sister M. Beatris, what thoughts come to your mind spontaneously when you reflect on the fact that you […]

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The Covenant of Love Gives Us Strength

– Testimony – Mrs. Hélène RUKUNDO is from Burundi and is active in the Schoenstatt-Mothers’ League in the Archdiocese of Gitega. She was an active member of the Schoenstatt Girls Youth as she was growing up.  In 2009, she married and then joined the Schoenstatt Mothers‘ League. She has five children.  She is a woman […]

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Sister M. Franciszka Orzeł / Poland (1954-2021)

A Sister with a Huge Heart Sister M. Franciszka Orzeł is a sister who left indelible traces on our community, and I believe it is not only because she died relatively recently —suddenly and unexpectedly for all of us— as a result of a severe case of the corona virus. Her profile is reflected in her […]

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Sister M. Claudine Buchwalder
Switzerland / Burundi, 1939 – 1997

“A True Mother”   When there were wars in Burundi, Central Africa, rebels planted a mine unbeknownst to Sister M. Claudine on a road she would travel. The mine exploded as she drove a car over it. She died on May 1, 1997. Sister M. Claudine was born on May 9, 1939 in Switzerland. Already […]

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Sister M. Anrika Dold

What do I Want to do With my Life? Sr. M. Linda: Sr. M. Anrika, some years ago—no, acutally, many years ago – we were making a round trip by car. Our goal was the Schoenstatt Center in the Diocese of Augsburg in Memhoelz, Germany. You were responsible for the apostolate with the youth there […]

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Sister Mariwarda Heinz (1923 – 1980)

Sister Mariwarda entered our community in 1946 at the age of 23. Because of her outgoing nature, she was involved in the pilgrims’ movement in Schoenstatt from the beginning and was able to introduce many pilgrims to the Shrine of Grace, to Schoenstatt’s spirituality and to its founder, Fr Joseph Kentenich. sent to Australia When […]

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Sister Maria José do Amaral

My name is Sister M. Angela Zam and I have been a member of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary for thirty-three years. I would like to tell you about a co-sister who had an impact on my life and on the lives of many others long before I entered the Institute: […]

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Sister M. Erintrud Thomé Celebrates her Hundreth Birthday

Sister M. Erintrud Thomé celebrated her hundredth birthday with remarkable alertness. She was born on March 7, 1921 in Düsseldorf-Benrath. After completing school she first worked in an office. “I am led by God.“ She had her first contact with Schoenstatt in 1942. The centenarian tells us,“Actually, I wanted to go to Kevelaer, but my […]

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Sr. Maria Hroswitha

Sister Maria Hroswitha Jochheim August 6, 1904 –  July 22, 1998 Sr. M. Hroswitha was born on the feast of the Transfiguration of Christ, on August 6, 1904, in Ikenhausen, Westphalia. She was the youngest girl of eight children. When did she hear about Schoenstatt? Early in the 1920s, Sr. M. Hroswitha heard about the […]

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