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August/September 2002

Santuario La Puntilla, Mendoza: Nazaret del Padre, tierra de la unidad, fecha de bendición: 10 de octubre de 1980.
Shrine La Puntilla, Mendoza: Nazaret of the Father, land of unity, blessed on October 10, 1980.
Heiligtum La Puntilla, Mendoza: Nazareth des Vaters, Land der Einheit, eingeweiht am 10.10.1980
Foto: Archiv © 2002

August 25, 2002

Argentina, Mendoza: Queen and Educator for a new fraternal Argentina in solidarity

Accompanied by Archbishop José María Arancibia of Mendoza, the Schoenstatt family of Mendoza on August 25, 2002, will crown Mary, proclaiming her as " Queen and Educator for a new fraternal Argentina in solidarity". The feast of the proclamation and crowning is a decisive step on the way towards the fraternal Covenant that the Schoenstatt family of Mendoza is to seal around November 18th, as their gift to Father Kentenich offered on behalf of the 50th anniversary of the National Shrine. This decision was made a pledge in the crypt of the Church of God Father in Florencio Varela on January 20, 2002.

Another aspect of the preparation is the social commitment that the Schoenstatt family realizes with SEA SOLIDARIO (Schoenstatt in action of solidarity); with the missionaries of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign of the Pilgrim Mother distributing the donations (food, clothes…) given by the members of the entire movement, approximately 30 impoverished families are receiving continued spiritual and material support.

Juventud Femenina desde Alemania en Madison: antigua puerta del Santuario
German Girls' Youth in Madison: former door of the shrine
Mädchenjugend aus Deutschland in Madison: alte Heiligtumstür
Foto: Welser © 2002

August 25, 2002

USA: Golden Jubilee of Schoenstatt Life in Madison

On August 25th at 10 am the Golden Jubilee of Schoenstatt Life in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, will be celebrated. The Schoenstatt family wants to go into the treasure at their own door step, pondering the work of those who lived out of the covenant of love before, relishing the many visits of Fr. Kentenich, offering years of service to the diocese and drawing the Blessed Mother to take up her abode in the Founder Shrine! Bishop Wirz will join in the jubilee celebration.

Futuro Santuario en el Centro Padre Kentenich, Córdoba
Future Shrine in the Father Kentenich Center, Córdoba
Zukünftiges Heiligtum im Centro Padre Kentenich, Córdoba
Foto: Kuehlcke © 2002

August 31, 2002

Argentina, Córdoba: Blessing of the "Shrine of Life and Hope"

"During these difficult times that we have to experience in Argentina, I want to share with you a great joy: Archbishop Carlos Ñañez of Córdoba will bless the Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt, located in the Center Father Kentenich, on Saturday, August 31, at 4:30 PM", Father Juan José Riba, Córdoba, shared in July.

On September 15, 2001, anniversary of the death of Father Kentenich, and some days after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Shrine took place. On that day the reason for the title – Mary, mother of life and hope – became obvious as never before.

On each 30th of the month, men and women have dedicated themselves as living stones for this shrine. The program for the dedication is scheduled like this:

Friday, August 30: 9:00 – 11:00 PM:" Song to life and hope"; afterwards: vigil of the youth

Saturday, August 31: 8:00 AM – 1:00PM: reception and various programs: Visit to the Shrine in Villa Walcarde, or the historical center of the city.; 1:00 – 2:30 PM: noon meal possible in the Center; 2:30PM preparation, creation of atmosphere; 4:30 PM: blessing of the Shrine; 6:00 PM: festive snack

For more information and to express congratulations, contact: Centro P. Kentenich,
Rosario por la Patria
Rosary for Argentina
Rosenkranz für Argentinien
Campaña del rosario de la Virgen Peregrina, Argentina © 2002

September 5, 2002

Argentina: Rosary for a new Argentina

The editor of the Catholic Weekly "Cristo Hoy" invited the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign of the Pilgrim Mother in Argentina to join in a rosary crusade for a new Argentina to be prayed simultaneously in the whole country, asking the Campaign to be in charge for the spirit and the realization of this initiative.

Under the motto: "Argentina, with Mary sing and go ahead", this crusade will be realized in different subsequent paces, beginning on September 5 with the families; then, on October 6, in the parishes, schools, hospitals and public institutions; finally, on November 3, on squares, by wayside shrines, and emblematic places of the country. On each Sunday during these three months, Cristo Hoy will publish motivations for the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries of the rosary written by the Campaign. The missionaries of the Campaign will also organize the prayer of the rosary during these days. "The transformation of the argentine society will not happen through magic solutions nor will come from outside, but through a profound change of the hearts," the National Assistant of the Campaign wrote on behalf of the launch of the crusade. "It is not only about praying the rosary, but to create in the others the attitudes of Mary, like confidence, acceptance of God's will, strength, commitment, solidarity, victory consciousness." This is how the missionaries understand the task; they already began to work with radio, posters, at schools, together with the bishops, to spread this crusade for Argentina.

September 7, 2002

Schoenstatt: Opening of the General Congress of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary

Representatives from all provinces of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary will on September 7 begin with a congress in the Mother House in Schoenstatt, Germany. The congress is scheduled to end mid October.

Trabajando en la capilla de Santa Barbara, lugar tentativo del altar del futuro Santuario
Working in the St. Barbara Chapel, temporary place of the altar for the future Shrine
Arbeit in der Barbarakapelle, vorläufiger Ort des Heiligtumsaltars
Foto: Haslinger © 2002

September 7, 2002

AUSTRIA: tentative place for the altar of a future Shrine

The Upper Austrian Schoenstatt family received the altar of a Shrine built by the Pallottines in Vienna in 1959; the Shrine has not been used in years. All but the MTA picture was in perfect condition; all that the Upper Austrian Schoenstatt Movement already had for their future Shrine was – an MTA picture. On September 7, the MTA picture will be erected in the St. Barbara Chapel near Linz, tentative place for the altar of the future Shrine in Upper Austria.

Basilica del Santuario Nacional de la Virgen, Washington DC: lugar de la coronación de la MTA como Reina de los Estados Unidos
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC, place of the crowning of the MTA as Queen of the United States
Basilika des Nationalheiligtums der Gottesmutter Maria, Washington DC, Ort der Krönung der MTA zur Königin der Vereinigten Staaten
Foto: Archiv © 2002

September 11, 2002

USA: Queen of the United States

To commemorate the September 11 events, the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign in USA got permission to have on September 9 the following events:
3:00 p.m. Holy Mass and Crowning of the Mother Thrice Admirable as Queen
of the United States in petition for

  1.         1. Peace - End to Terrorism
  2.         2. End of Abortion
  3.         3. Moral Renewal of the United States and the World

at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

On September 11, at 9:00 PM EST, the MTA will be crowned as "Queen of the United States of America" in a nationwide coronation, initiative of the coordinators of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign. The crowning, in commemoration of September 11, 2001, is seen as a chance to reach out and invite all in the parishes and neighborhoods to join.

P. Josef Kentenich (1885 - 1968)
Foto: Archiv © 2002

September 15, 2002

Anniversary of Father Kentenich's death

The 34th anniversary of Father Kentenich's death on September 15, 1968, feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary, is commemorated in Schoenstatt with a festive Holy Mass at the hour of his death, at 7:00 AM in the morning, in the Adoration Church. In the Founder Chapel, the red carpet that indicates the place where he died after having said Holy Mass for the first time in the adoration church, is replaced by a carpet of white lilies and carnations on this day. The evening before, at 7:30 PM, Fr. Peter Wolf, Director General of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests, will give a talk, followed by a prayer time.

In this year, September 15 is a Sunday, like in 1968. Schoenstatt members from all over the world on this day visit the tomb of Father Kentenich.

Santuario y casa de retiro en Bad Salzdetfurth, Hildesheim
Shrine and retreat center in Bad Salzdetfurth, Hildesheim
Heiligtum und Zentrum in Bad Salzdetfurth, Hildesheim
Foto: Archiv © 2002

September 15, 2002

Germany: 25th anniversary of the "Legacy Shrine" in the diocese of Hildesheim

On January 22, 1967, Father Kentenich asked the Schoenstatt mothers of the diocese of Hildesheim – one of the largest in territory in Germany, but with a marginal number of catholics – to work for a Shrine in their diocese. Faithful to this legacy of the Founder, the small Schoenstatt family of this diocese on September 15, 1977, saw the blessing of the Shrine in Bad Salzdetfurth near Hildesheim. From this shrine, the legacy of Jesus – "behold your mother"-, the Marian legacy of the diocese – the thousand year old rose tree at the cathedral as symbol -, and the legacy of the Founder – the covenant of love - , are to be lived and shared. On September 15, Bishop Joseph Homeyer, diocese of Hildesheim, will celebrate the festive Mass on behalf of the 25th anniversary of the Shrine.

3 de agosto de 2002: Primer capitulo de la Federación de Madres en Argentina
August 3, 2002: First Chapter of the Mothers' Federation in Argentina
3. August 2002: Erstes Kapitel des Mütterbundes in Argentinien
Foto: Alvarado © 2002

September 16 – 19, 2002

Congreso Internacional de la Federación de Madres

A wish first expressed around the celebrations of May 31, 1999, in Chile, is coming true: responsible representatives of the territorial Schoenstatt Mothers' Federations are meeting for the first international congress in Schoenstatt, House Marienland, September 16th – 19th . Participants from Germany, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, and South Africa are meeting for an exchange of experiences and discussion on structure, education, style of life, apostolate, and future international co-operation. On September 18, the German Schoenstatt Mothers' Federation, with a choir and orchestra, will arrange the Covenant Celebration in Schoenstatt.

Santuario Mt. Sión Horw, Suiza
Shrine Mt. SionHorw, Switzerland
Heiligtum Berg Sion, Horw, Schweiz
Foto: Schawalder © 2002

September 20, 2002

Switzerland: 25th anniversary of the Sion Shrine of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Horw

Bishop Kurt Koch will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Shrine on Mount Sion, Horw, with the Schoenstatt Fathers and the Schoenstatt family on September 20; in the afternoon, a meeting of priests is planned, at night, the Covenant Celebration with the Bishop. The Shrine and House in Horw are the regional center of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Switzerland.

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