Discover God’s Love Anew in Advent

A child asked his mother about Advent and Christmas. The mother answered, “Oh, Advent and Christmas – that is something very boring.” Things that happen every year or every day can lose meaning, become routine, and even get boring. We all know of such things. But does this also apply to Advent and Christmas?   […]

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The 70th Year of a Long-standing Tradition

Next year, the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in South Africa will celebrate the 70th jubilee of the first and only visit of their founder, Father Joseph Kentenich, to their continent. During his stay, he saw to the needs  of the sisters’ community, visited parishes and schools, took in the burgeoning life of the Schoenstatt Movement, […]

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Queen of the New Evangelization of Europe Visits Poland

On September 8, 2012, nearly 3,000 people from 19 countries crowned the Blessed Mother in Schoenstatt as “Queen of the New Evangelization of Europe.” Since then, Europe’s auxiliary image, the crowned picture of the Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen, and Victress of Schoenstatt, has been making a pilgrimage through the countries of Europe. Since July 18, […]

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Tour Guide at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Sister M. Elinor Grimm has been working part-time for eight years as a tour guide at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Each year, approximately 800,000 people from all over the world visit this memorial site. For the worldwide Schoenstatt Movement, this memorial site has a special significance. The founder, Father Joseph Kentenich, was in […]

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Christmas Holiday Retreat for High School and College Women

Come and celebrate Christmas in the shadow of the shrine, learning from the Divine Child the importance of becoming a child. What: Come and celebrate Christmas in the shadow of the shrine, learning from the Divine Child the importance of becoming a child. Where: Schoenstatt on the Lake, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, USA When: 05, January […]

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Twenty-five Years in Kaliningrad, Russia

In October 2017 the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary celebrated the 25th jubilee of their missionary work in Kaliningrad, Russia. For this occasion the provincial superior, Sister Marisa Spickers, visited the two sisters in Kaliningrad, Sister M. Angele and Sister M. Gisela, for the first time. Commissioned by the Founder of Schoenstatt In the fall of […]

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What do a Heater and a Cyclamen Have in Common?

What do a Heater and a Cyclamen Have in Common? This question was answered by our five postulants, who came to the training center “Marienland” on Mount Schoenstatt for schooling days from November 13-15, 2017. These five young women from Germany, Hungary, Austria, and the Philippines began their postulancy in Schoenstatt in August 2017. The […]

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A Czech Room in the New Schoenstatt Center in Belmonte

“I accept this gift gladly and immediately!” said Father Kentenich to Auxiliary Bishop Heinrich Tenhumberg in 1965, when he told him about the offer of the General Presidium of the Schoenstatt Work to build a shrine and a Schoenstatt center in Rome. He also certainly says this now to his Czech Schoenstatt Family, who like […]

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Listening, Discerning, and Living the Call of the Lord

Called to Joy In his message for the 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis emphasizes each Christian’s vocation to joy. This vocation is placed before our eyes anew on Christmas: “Even amid these troubled times, the mystery of the Incarnation reminds us that God continually comes to encounter us. He is God-with-us, […]

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