Right Now, Daring the New. With You.

Radical Change, Upheaval, a New Beginning So many things are radically changing, posing questions, calling for a new beginning – right now, on the national and international political stage, and in the realm of our church. This also holds true in our personal life: radical changes, upheavals, new beginnings, situations that were not there like […]

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My story

Each vocation story is unique! It shows God’s footprints in the very specific life of a person. Sister Cristiane Maria from Brazil tells us her story.  

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A song for Pope Francis

Pope Francis will visit Chile from January 15-18. On the program there is a planned encounter with the consecrated persons, religious, and priests in the Cathedral of Santiago. A group of 15 Sisters of Mary will participate in the choir. One of the songs, “Alégrate, María!” was composed by Sister María del Rosario. This song […]

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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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New Year – New Paths

New paths –one needs a little time until one has found them and then also goes along them. That is something I have experienced very practically in this year. A large wooded area very near our house invites one to go walking there. For a long time I always went the same route until one […]

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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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“Mother, today give us all your Child!”

The Christmas season in its actual Christian meaning wants to move our hearts and have an effect in them also this year. It wants to leave a glow in our hearts. The charming sounds of the Christmas songs can really put us in the mood, yet it can really only be Christmas when it occurs […]

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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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