100 Years of Women’s Movement in Schoenstatt – Insights 04

Moved from the Inside A conversation between Sr. M. Linda Wegerer and Sr. M. Margarete Hanenberg, Schoenstatt Sr. M. Linda: Sr. M. Margarete, we are celebrating 100 years of the Women’s Movement in Schoenstatt. And of these 100 years, you have witnessed and shaped exactly half of them. You came to Schoenstatt 50 years ago. […]

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A May Altar for the Blessed Mother

Childhood memories of May Now in May I like to think of the experiences of my childhood when every year we invited Mary, the Mother of God, to our home in our nursery. This happened for the first time when I was 6 years old, my sister 5 years old (see photo). Our mother told […]

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Beyond the Ordinary – Christian Art of Living

Video, the most watched medium on the net, is the future. Last but not least, during this corona period most people watched something – it could not be avoided. So why not use this medium to pass on something of the Christian faith, the spirituality of Schoenstatt, art, everyday life and faith to one another. […]

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Ready for a Pilgrimage in the Air

A little preliminary discussion: “Sister Paula, get ready because this Saturday the helicopter will come to the shrine to pick you up so that you can take off with the Blessed Mother to bless Guayaquil.” “How funny, that’s a joke, Sister M. Dolores,” I replied with a laugh. – “It’s serious, so get ready.” This […]

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100 Years of Women’s Movement in Schoenstatt, Insights – 03

Discover the Beauty of Being a Woman A conversation between Sr. M. Linda Wegerer and Sr. M. Elwira Kedzia, Schoenstatt Sr. M. Linda: Sr. M. Elwira came to Schoenstatt from Bydgoszcz in Poland almost seven years ago. Can you still remember how it was for you? Sr. M. Elwira: I remember that very well. I […]

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„MISA CHILENA“

During this time the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary published their fifth album of religious songs. It is a “Chilean Mass” for the important moments of the Eucharist. Juan Carlos Tedeschi, musician and manager of important music groups, commented: “Musically, the CD is an interesting journey through the rhythms of different regions of Chile, masterfully worked, […]

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Sister M. Isentraud Dies at the Age of 101

Sister M. Isentraud Mainusch came to Chile in 1949 as a missionary sister.  She worked in our schools in Chile. In 1969 she went to Spain; there she worked in the “German Catholic Community” and gave religious instruction in the German School. After thirty years she returned to Chile, where she spent her retirement. At […]

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The Adoration Community at the Time of the Corona Virus Pandemic

The Prayer and Adoration Community is especially open to all events in the world because it is their mission to pray and sacrifice for people. It is called to be a power of love, prayer and sacrifice in the Church. In the present world situation, caused by the “explosion” of Covid-19, our Prayer Community sees […]

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So Near as Never Before

“We experience the Austrian Schoenstatt Family as near as never before.” With these words a family from Lower Austria expressed their gratitude after our Illuminated Rosary, which we prayed during Holy Week here in the Shrine in Vienna and which was transmitted online. It was possible to send petitions in advance and we were amazed […]

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Love is Always Creative

Lockdown! Stay at Home and Stay Well! BIG PROJECT DAY – One of Our Ways of Helping Here at our International Schoenstatt Center, we have two homes where our Sisters stay: our provincial home and our retreat center. Both houses are usually buzzing with busyness. The retreat center welcomes people – literally – from all […]

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