On December 8th 2020, the Schoenstatt Movement is celebrating 100 years of Women in Schoenstatt. Due to COVID-19 19 restrictions the celebration will be electronic through this website and our Facebook page.
As we celebrate this Centenary, we, as Australian Women’s Branches, are reflecting on our history. We have been very blessed to be able to send representatives to the various jubilees and celebrations in Schoenstatt, Germany where we have joined with our international Schoenstatt Family in the original Schoenstatt.
Jubilees are a time of remembering but also a time to re-evaluate and look forward. Over the coming weeks various women who have represented their branches – youth, women’s league or mothers will share with you some of their reflections and memories.
This week we introduce:
Retreat Centre at Mulgoa
Did you know that our Shrine at Mount Schoenstatt Mulgoa has a Retreat Centre on site? We have many different options available for groups as well as individuals.
Click here to find out more!
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR EVENTS CANCELLED
Unfortunately a number of regular events have been cancelled this year at Mount Schoenstatt. There will be no Holy Mass on Christmas or New Years Eves this year. Our annual Christmas Carols has also been cancelled for 2020.
We understand that in this time of uncertainty and fear, faith leads many to seek comfort and refuge through devotion, reflection and prayer.
Since our beautiful Shrine has been closed we have added some online resources for prayer and reflection. We hope that this will enable each of you by spiritual visits to remain connected to the Shrine, to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and to Our Lady, Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt.
We want to assure you that we, and especially the Schoenstatt Sisters, are keeping you all in our prayers.
For your intentions, each day we say a prayer which our founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich, prayed in times of dire need. We would like to invite you to pray it with us:
Mother, take us caringly beneath your mantle,
that we may always live as citizens of heaven.
Preserve us from hunger, epidemics and fire;
Preserve us who turn to you in time of dire need.
Speak to your Son as you once did on earth
when he lent his aid in need and distress:
“Lord, they have no wine and no food”,
then he will certainly hear our prayer.
Our affliction, too, has increased so enormously
You alone can save us from perdition,that without your help we must succumb.
come and see us gathered around you with our pleas.