COVID-19 UPDATE

With the easing of restrictions for access to places of worship  The Shrine door will be open for prayer - outside

Thursday & Friday 2pm to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am to 5pm

Social distancing should be observed by all visitors

These times are subject to change, please check this site or our Facebook page regularly for updates

There is no access to other areas of the Mount Schoenstatt property at any time.

For further official statements please visit the official website of the International Schoenstatt Movement http://www.schoenstatt.com
The National Central Committee of the Australian Schoenstatt Family fully endorses the statements and actions of these official statements.  

In Solidarity with our Melbourne Schoenstatt Family

On Sunday June 14, our Melbourne Schoenstatt Family began its annual 9 week novena in preparation for its Feast Day on August 15. If you wish to join in solidarity, here is the link to the Weekly Novena Prayers and Reflections. This year, because of COVID 19 restrictions the novena is being prayed every Sunday at 3pm in our Home Shrines instead of at the Kew Shrine.

Please click here for  the Novena from previous weeks.

Schoenstatt Movement Newsletter

We, the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, 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.

The Schoenstatt Sisters want to assure you that we will keep you 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.

Amen