Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother

With the main objective of evangelizing families and individuals, the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother, also known as the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign, reaches out to everyone, promoting Christian values and renewing the life of prayer in homes, schools, and wherever people search for God. As part of the Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt, this apostolate is one of the most effective ways of making a reality the new evangelization needed in our modern times.

It began in Brazil in the year 1950, in the Schoenstatt Shrine of Santa Maria, Brazil.  In 1976 it extended to other countries in South America. In the year 1985 for the centennial celebration of Father Joseph Kentenich’s birth (founder of Schoenstatt, 1885-1968) the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign was launched at an international level. Since then it has continued to spread through all continents with the same strength as it did at the beginning.

When the image of the Mother Thrice Admirable is blessed and sent out from the Schoenstatt Shrine, it is similar to Mary who went to visit her cousin Elizabeth bringing the presence of Christ with her. Mary, too, carries Christ into our homes, serves our spiritual needs, and works miracles by interceding for us before the throne of God.

In addition to encouraging the Rosary prayer, the apostolate of the Pilgrim Mother promotes our consecration to Mary. In Schoenstatt we do this through a covenant of love with Mary.

Fruit of the Pandemic: Twenty Homes for Mary

Fruit of the Pandemic: Twenty Homes for Mary Connie Motta, Wisconsin When the pandemic started, the rotations of the Pilgrim Mother had been canceled until further notice. Because of the circumstances we knew that it was best to bring the image of the Blessed Mother...

Christmas, Covid, Apostolate, and Much Trust

Christmas, Covid, Apostolate, and Much Trust My name is Anabella Siblesz. I circulate a few images of the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother in the Miami area for about 10 years. Bringing the image of the Pilgrim MTA and receiving her during this time of Christmas and Covid...

Christmas, Covid & Apostolate

Christmas, Covid & ApostolateLydia Concepcion, from Atlanta, Georgia, shares with us how the Blessed Mother has continued to reach our people during this time of Covid and Christmas. The Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother has been active in our area since 1998. During...

Advent for the Missionary Heart

Advent for the Missionary Heart Gina Cevallos, Louisiana Our missionary hearts rejoice in this time of Advent because we are waiting for the Messiah to come; we are waiting for the King of Kings, a child nestled in the womb of Mary. Let us ask the Blessed Mother to...

Health and Unity for the Family

Health and Unity for the FamilyLaura Doane Chicago, ILMy most treasured experience, one that I am most grateful for, is to be able to collaborate with the MTA in the Rosary Campaign. I want to highlight the peacefulness and the togetherness of my family. We have been...

Grateful for New Missionaries

Grateful for New Missionaries In Tacoma, Washington State, new missionaries were sent out on November 19, 2020, the feast of Our Lady of Divine Providence. This was the third commissioning at St Andrews Parish. They chose this day in order to commemorate Father...

Our Main Task: Save the Families!

Our Main Task: Save the Families!Joao Pozzobon several times commented on the meaning of the apostolate he took upon his shoulders. Among such comments, we find one with relevant significance for us in our times:  The main objective in our times is to save the...

One Hundred Years of Women’s Covenants

One Hundred Years of Women’s Covenants On December 8, the Schoenstatt Movement will commemorate 100 years since the first women consecrated themselves to the MTA in the shrine. With all the mothers, women, young women, and girls that have dedicated themselves to...

Servicio y misión: fuente de tranquilidad en la pandemia

Servicio y misión: fuente de tranquilidad en la pandemiaEntre el 2001 – 2004, Gaby Hernández, de Washington DC, conoció Schoenstatt como una chica joven de padres inmigrantes. Para ese entonces, su mamá, Francisca Zelaya, era misionera. Ahora, en sus años como madre...

Living the Covenant with the Pilgrim MTA

Living the Covenant with the Pilgrim MTA My name is Kathleen Andrews and I live in Illinois. I first began to bring the Pilgrim MTA (Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt) to nursing homes with another Schoenstatt member about a year ago. We would sit in the social...

“¡No se lleven la Mater!”

“¡No se lleven la Mater!”Somos Fernando y Ana María Manjarres, de Washington DC. Peregrinamos la Virgen Peregrina de Schoenstatt, como matrimonio, desde mayo de 2014.La bendición más grande que hemos recibido es la transformación interior que la Mater obra en las...

The Meaning of Home During a Crisis

The Meaning of Home During a Crisis Millie Blanchard, a long-time missionary of Louisiana, survived hurricane Katrina. We asked to tell us how she compares the care and protection of the Mother Thrice Admirable (MTA) back in 2005 with the here and now of 2020. You...

Jewels from John Pozzobon

Deacon John Pozzobon (1904-1985) was the instrument God used to begin the Campaign of the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother, first in Brazil, and later, at an international level. From the following thoughts and phrases, we learn his attitude and disposition toward the mission entrusted to him: to bring Christ and Mary into the lives of others.
I often got wet in those days, but I wore a raincoat. So the Blessed Mother didn’t get wet, because I protected her under my raincoat. 
What strikes me most about these visits is the wonderful way Our Lady conducts herself and is present, because all doors open to welcome her. All hearts open, both rich and poor, clever and ignorant.
  Dec 8, 1972
My first encounter with Schoenstatt dated from the day I started the campaign, and then I started a new life, a different life. 
The development of John’s deep prayer life did not mean that he cut himself off from the world. On the contrary, we see in him a growing openness and solidarity with others. In the first place we see it with his wife and seven children whom he called his “seven jewels.” 
Dear Mother, in case the strong winds blow the doors of the shrine closed, here is a petition. Please do not let the door close without letting my heart be locked inside. I want to remain at all times your faithful son. Bless me.
April 29, 1954
Dear Mother and Queen, as I renew my consecration for the 31st time, I acknowledge that you accepted my nothingness like that of a little child and I continued to grow for the formation of your shrine. And I continually found wonderful treasure.
Dec 8, 1983

Reaching Out to Everyone

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If you are interested in becoming a missionary or in receiving the image of the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother, find the contact information for the coordinator nearest you right here.

If you need printed information about Schoenstatt, its history or later developments, you can find that here, too.

If you need to purchase MTA prints, medals, novenas, or reading material for your groups, you can find that right here, too.


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