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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STAR OF GRATITUDE PROJECT

Gratitude is the Memory of the Heart At the end of 2020, a year of intense challenges, isolation, searching for new methods and new creativity, we asked ourselves the question: What can we do Online to reach pilgrims and what feeling can we awaken in the hearts of people in this Advent and Christmas season? […]

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Temporary Help—Topped with Whipped Cream

Interview of Sister M. Irena with Sister M. Elinor Grimm Sr M. Irena: Sr. M. Elinor, since the middle of November you have been in Algäu. How did that happen? Otherwise you are in Dachau and Kösching? Sister M. Elinor: Shortly before my name day I received a phone call from my superior on the […]

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Project “Helping Hands“ 

Since both our retreat house and training center as well the dormitory for women in Constantia could no longer be used as such because of the Covid 19 restrictions, and since we now had an empty building and a staff without work, we came up with the idea to begin a project to fight poverty. […]

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Interview with Sister Marie-Gudrun Glückert, Romania

For about a year now, our sisters’ house in Romania has been well reinforced with Sr. Marie-Gudrun. In an interview already published, she gives us an insight into how she is doing in another European country. Sr. Marie-Gudrun, what moved you to make the decision to come to Temeswar in the Diocese of Temeswar? Since […]

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Mater Dei Hospital, Argentina

Our Mission in the Year of the Pandemic We sisters in the Mater Dei Hospital have experienced an extraordinary year. We were conscious that we, in the name of our entire international family, had to give a “credible” response in the field of health care. One afternoon in March or April—these were very “dark weeks” […]

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An Initiative Spreads –

The WhatsApp Pictures of the Pilgrim MTA “Whoever sends these great pictures, they are bright spots in my day that make me feel incredible every time I receive them! Thank you!” “Thank you very much, that is a wonderfully beautiful picture. Also all the previous ones, and especially the impulses, are so valuable. I always […]

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A Completely Different Christmas Nativity Scene …

Christmas 2020 in Kalingrad We Germans have, so I believe, a very special relationship with the Christmas season and the building of Christmas nativity sets. Formerly I thought every family has a nativity set, but that is far from being the case. Not every child can fall in love and become engrossed in the wonder […]

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A Christmas story

The Splendor of Imperfect This year, too, Klaus went into the forest to select an imperfect tree. Four years ago, for the first time, the forester put out the invitation. They would be given free of charge. The crooked things had to be cut down anyway, the forester had thought, so why not give them […]

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