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.

Discerning Our Apostolate

Discerning Our ApostolateVerónica González, Tampa Bay, FloridaOn Friday, February 12, we had a first meeting for some of our parishioners to discern whether we want to be missionaries of the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother in our parish of St. Cecilia in Tampa Bay. We had...

We Go to Joseph!

We Go to Joseph! Sister M. Anna AstellIn a year dedicated to Saint Joseph what could be more fitting than to take time to raise our hearts and voices to the earthly guardian of our Lord and of the Blessed Mother. Sister M. Anna Astell, from the Schoenstatt Sisters of...

The Life of John Pozzobon

The Life of John Pozzobon  First Narration – Taken from the video A Pilgrim Named John  The life of John Pozzobon is like that of many who leave a mark on those they touch and encounter. He was the shopkeeper of a small business in town, in Santa Maria, Rio...

To missionaries who struggle with the situation of the pandemic…

To missionaries who struggle with the situation of the pandemic…Maria Elena, Cintrón, MDIn these times of trial, caused by the pandemic, we can be saddened to the point of depression. For some it is hard to come out of such sadness because they feel isolated and...

A New Beginning in the Midst of the Pandemic

A New Beginning in the Midst of the Pandemic  Patti BowlinWe are blessed to begin a new tradition with our Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother! On January 18, we came together for the first time to join our hearts to remember Schoenstatt's Founding Day and the first...

The Feast of the Light

The Feast of the LightThe Feast of February 2, which has been given its ancient name, the Presentation of the Lord, should also be considered as a joint commemoration of the Son and of the Mother. This celebration of Jesus and Mary goes back to the fifth century in...

Starting With the Covenant

Starting With the Covenant Carol Mechler, Illinois The year 2021 seems to have started out with enthusiasm for the covenant of love and its renewal. Carol Mechler from Illinois, shares with us the joy of having led one of her pilgrims who receives the Pilgrim MTA to...

January 20

Standing in Divine Providence January 20thEn la Divina Providencia 20 de enero

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...

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

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Waukesha, WI 53188

For all other questions please call:

262-522-4326
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Best time to call: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

between 3:00 – 6:00 PM.

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