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.

An important step in João Luiz Pozzobon beatification proces

The Archdiocese in which he was born and lived has opened a commission that is currently studying a possible miracle.

Resuming Our Mission

Sofia Benegas, Diocesan Coordinator of the Schoenstatt Family in the Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia area, is also a missionary of the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother. She shares with us how she resumed her mission with the Pilgrim MTA on Saturday, July 25.

Precaution Measures

as we continue to reckon with the possibility of COVID-19 infection

Love for Mary Enkindles Love for Christ!

International Coronation

All missionaries of the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother are called to join the international crowning stream of #Coronamater as a response to the coronavirus. Our trust in the MTA moves us to place this great concern into her hands.

Stay home! Pray the Rosary! Crown the Pilgrim MTA!

With this simple threefold admonition we can contribute so much to our world in crisis. 

Rotation of the Pilgrim MTA

Precautionary Information 

The Home Shrine Network

Today, if we include the heart shrines and the pilgrim MTA shrines as part of this network, we can say that every state of the USA is connected to this web.

Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother active in the Pacific Northwest

What is the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother doing 2000 to 1400 miles away from the nearest daughter shrine in the Pacific Northwest? 

Re-commissioning of the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother

Missionaries were recommissioned in the Pacific Northwest at the end of January 2020, at two parishes in the Baker Diocese: Hermiston and Boardman.

Reaching Out to Everyone

At Your Service!

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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