The Novena was originally used in preparation for the silver jubilee of the dedication of the Shrine of the Families in Schoenstatt, Germany. In the family community of League, Federation, and Institute, we prepared ourselves for the Feast Day. Each week we centered on one symbol of the Shrine.
At the dedication of the Shrine of the families on September 19, 1971, heaven touched the earth. The Shrine became a place of grace for families. From that moment on, The Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen, and Victress of Schoenstatt gives her special love to couples and their children.