“Ask the Animals …“ – 09

The Cow   The cow is a beloved and very useful domesticated animal. We appreciate its good milk and dairy products. Respective to the country in which the bovine is found, we have the expressions “holy cow,” “dumb cow,” or “as famous as a colored cow.” We can learn one or the other thing from […]

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Investiture of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in Schoenstatt, Germany

Let my Life be a Great Magnificat!   “From the moment I surrendered all of my insecurities and took the first step toward answering God’s call, it was if I lacked nothing anymore. Everything which previously troubled me now brought me inner peace and great inner joy… because I was doing God’s will.” This is […]

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“Ask the Animals …“ – 08

A Pike in a Pond of Carps   This saying dates back to the German historian Heinrich Leo (1799 – 1878) who pegged this expression for the French Emperor Napoleon III. A pike stirrs things up. It creates unrest, it lets itself be challenged by new conditions of the time. It is good that there […]

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Sr. M. Aloysiana

Sister M. Aloysiana Klaiber May 4, 1917 – January 3, 2003   From Allgaeu to Schoenstatt On August 24, 1945 shortly after the end of the second world war Sister M. Aloysiana Klaiber traveled an adventurous way to Schoenstatt, Germany in order to enter the community of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary. From Allgaeu she […]

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Sister M. Emilie, “An Angel without Wings”

The commemoration of the homegoing of Sister M. Emilie Engel into eternity is the commemoration of an “an angel without wings” whom God the Father sent to Schoenstatt. Sister M. Emilie has brought the message of God’s love to many people who are helpless and in need because she experienced these needs herself. [Among other […]

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An Invitation to a Birthday Commemoration

Today I received a letter from the pastor of St. Kunibert Parish in Gymnich. I knew immediately: It was the annual invitation to the commemoration of the birthday of Father Kentenich. Actually, on November 16, 2021, we are celebrating the 136th  birthday of Father Joseph Kentenich! Unfortunately, I cannot participate in this celebration, but then, […]

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“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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CERTIFICATES TO SEAMSTRESSES

PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES TO SEAMSTRESSES IN THE “GOOD FUTURE” CENTER IN BUJUMBURA/BURUNDI   On Friday, August 6, 2021 a celebration took place at the Queen of Confidence Center of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in Bujumbura/Schoenstatt-Mont-Gikungu.  Certificates were given to seamstresses who had completed a course at the Akazoza-Keza (Good Future) center. For six months, […]

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“Everything Good Comes in Threes”

In Schoenstatt, many things come in threes. Its Marian spirituality has three main elements: covenant spirituality, instrumentality, and everyday sanctity. Schoenstatt wishes to bring a threefold message to the world: the message of faith in divine providence, the message of the covenant of love, and the message of mission consciousness. Three special pilgrimage graces can […]

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Sister M. Margarita

Sister M. Margarita Juárez Venditti   was a cheerful, simple and enthusiastic girl, who above all, let herself be conquered by God and his invitation to a life consecrated to his Kingdom. She was born in Tucumán, Argentina, on June 5th 1976; she was the second daughter of a religious and hard-working family. I met […]

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