should have a day like that more often," said one young mother who had come
with four of her friends from Hillringhausen near Kassel – about three hours
to drive. "It was so inspiring to share with the women here, and to hear about
those Schoenstatt women who face the same problems we face – and who make
a difference. I'd like to invite my friends to start a Schoenstatt group in
so great that faith can become a part of professional life," a legal administrator
from Canada said. She was visiting with her sister in Winningen, and both
decided to join this day.
groups of women had come by bus from Fulda, Mainz, and Bruchsal. Others came
invited by friends – from Düsseldorf, Cologne, Hilden, Siegen, Bonn,
Wiesbaden, Limburg, Wesel, Dortmund, Meerbusch, Iserlohn, Hagen, Saarlouis,
Ellwangen and other places, as well as from the nearby towns of Vallendar,
Koblenz, and Bendorf.
just "dropped in" not knowing what was planned in Schoenstatt for this day.
"I went to the Original Shrine this morning," one woman shared, "and a smiling
young woman said: Welcome here, but now we gotta run to not be late! I just
followed her in amazement, and here I am – I like it very much!"
Teilnehmerinnen: Philippinische Frauen
did not know that something like that was going on here today. I just wanted
to spend this Marian feastday in Schoenstatt", said a Filipino woman from
Frankfurt. "What I heard touched my life. We people often have fear of the
future. This day was a sign of hope and joy!" She met a group of five other
Filipino women who had come from the Rüsselsheim area. One of them said:
"My friend gave the invitation to me, and I was so excited! I love to come
to Schoenstatt. Last year, I was in Wiesbaden for the Day for women, but some
of my friends had to word. Now I could bring them here for this day." They
took the car to also visit the Founder Chapel and pray in the Adoration church.
cannot often attend such a day due to my profession, but I am so grateful
to have it made here today," said a kindergarten teacher from Siegen. "And
I even met a young woman whose name I had read in the magazine I get from
lady in the flower shop in Vallendar could not come – she had to work. Someone
bought a bouquet of roses in her shop, telling her that these roses were for
the feastday in Schoenstatt. "And afterwards, we'll bring them to the Original
Shrine!" The lady answered: "I cannot come, but my roses will be there. I'll
go to the Original