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.

Today, we are invited to join in praying the Rosary

  • For our nation, for the integrity of our judicial system, and that all branches of government be dedicated to seeking the common good and protecting the dignity and rights of the human person, from conception to natural death.

  • For the overturning of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in the Supreme Court’s final decision in Dobbs v. Jackson.

  • For the conversion of the hearts and minds of those who advocate for abortion.

  • For a new commitment to building an America where children are welcomed, cherished, and cared for; where mothers and fathers are encouraged and strengthened; and where marriage and the family are recognized and supported as the true foundations of a healthy and flourishing society.

  • For Our Blessed Mother’s intercession and guidance as the Church continues to walk with mothers and families in need, and continues to promote alternatives to abortion, and seeks to create a culture of life.

If you would like to read the complete text of the US Conference of Bishops’ exhortation to the Catholic faithful to join in prayer, you can access it here.

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New Books

Series Introduction to Schoenstatt

Introduction to Schoenstatt

Joseph Kentenich: A Life on the Edge of the Volcano

José Kentenich: Una vida al pie del volcán

Lenten Meditations

Lenten Meditations

My Spiritual Daily Order

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Our Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Online Store operates from the Father Kentenich Hall at the Schoenstatt Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The rather simple set up is staffed by a small number of Schoenstatt members who process the orders once a week. Therefore, the purchase may take more than seven days to be delivered after you have placed your order.

You may pay with check or PayPal. Please, make your checks payable to: Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary and include on the  memo line Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother

Fire up the missionary spirit!

 

Enciende el espíritu misionero

 
View video-interview of some of our Coordinators from different states!

 

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. 
1950-52
 
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. 
1950-52
 
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.” 
1950
 
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

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.

Address

W 284 N698 Cherry Lane

Waukesha, WI 53188

For all other questions please call:

262-522-4326
pilgrim.mta.usa@gmail.com

Best time to call: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

between 3:00 – 6:00 PM.

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