Mount Schoenstatt eNewsletter

April 2021 eNewsletter


“Lead from the Shrine, with Trust in Divine Providence

and Charity to All”


Holy Week, the Triduum … to the joy of the Resurrection of the Lord

Traditionally, during Holy Week the Schoenstatt family and many pilgrims come to the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine to visit their sorrowful Mother.  The meditation areas provide the quiet and serenity they seek as they accompany Jesus.  Mount Schoenstatt offers the opportunity to pray the stations in two locations – the Stations of the Cross starting at the elevation of the Shrine and continuing to the top of the hill and the Way of the Cross garden which is at the elevation of the Shrine and is next to the Rosary Garden.  Benches for rest are available at both locations.  The Stations of the Cross will be prayed on Good Friday, April 2 at 3:30 p.m.  The first day of the Divine Mercy novena will also be prayed.  Let us unite with our Lord together.

On Easter Sunday, April 4, all are invited to come worship together at 11:00 a.m. Mass (note change in time) and rejoice with Mary in our Risen Lord. 

 Words of our Founder – Servant of God, Father Joseph Kentenich

“Easter Joy consists in seeing THE RISEN LORD in our own heart, in the hearts of our loved ones, in the hearts of those entrusted to us, and in the hearts of all Christians.”

Father Kentenich, Easter Sermon on April 18, 1965, St Michael’s Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


From the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine, Easter blessings to all our Schoenstatt families –

Father Francisco, the diocesan committee and the board.


Julian & Pilar Huerta, co-editors

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Life at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine and Movement News


Weekends:  Saturday-Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Weekdays:  Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 April Masses 

Fr. Christian or Fr. Hugo celebrants

April 04 – First Sunday Mass - bilingual, 11:00 a.m., Easter Sunday

April 18 – Third Sunday Covenant Mass, renewal of the Covenant of Love, 3:30 p.m.

Mount Schoenstatt

If any changes to re-opening schedule or Masses are needed, updates will be disseminated as soon as possible.

 SRC News


The Rosary Campaign and Mothers’ Branch invite all to join us every Wednesday, beginning April 7, at 11:30 a.m. to pray the Rosary in honor of St. Joseph.  Depending on the weather, we will meet at the Rosary Garden or the Shrine.

Wayside Shrine Anniversary Mass, April 20 at 7 p.m.

You are cordially invited to join in a celebration of thanksgiving for 31 years of our Mother’s activity from her wayside shrine.  Father Hector Vega will be the celebrant.   Come visit!  Come worship and give thanks!  Come celebrate our Mother and Queen!  

The Mass will be outdoors, please bring your lawn chairs.  Masks and social distancing will be observed.

The Schoenstatt Wayside Shrine was dedicated on April 29, 1990 by Archbishop Patricio Flores.  It is centrally located in San Antonio at 302 Ave Maria Street and is open daily for private prayer and meditation.  The Rosary is prayed weekly on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.  From April 1990 to September 2008, 18 years, the Fountain of Family Unity Shrine served as the spiritual home of the San Antonio Schoenstatt Family.  For more than three decades our Mother Thrice Admirable has educated us and bestowed to us abundantly the grace of unity.  In the more recent years, our MTA has drawn hearts to herself and a new community has developed alongside some of the original families who have been her instruments inviting and welcoming others to the Schoenstatt spirituality and Covenant of Love with the Mother of God.

Austin Youth Retreat Camp Out

On the weekend of March 12-14, Fr. Cristóbal Asenjo and the high school boys youth group from Austin were welcomed to the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine, Mount Schoenstatt for a Lent retreat camp out.  Tents were set up in an area with tables and benches for talks/sharing.  Bar-b-q grills were nearby for sharing meals. Outdoor recreation and activities of the group were enjoyed on the expansive grounds and meadow.  The youth made visits to the Mother Thrice Admirable in the shrine uniting for prayer, presentations and liturgical celebrations.  The goal of the retreat organizer, Alexander Chundra:  to build your leaders for the church united as brothers to pursue sanctity.      

Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary

Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3 Adoration have been cancelled for Holy Week.  Adoration every Friday at 1:00-3:00 p.m. will resume on Friday, April 9 and first Saturday Adoration will resume on Saturday, May 1.

Wayside Shrine

Rosary, 7 p.m. every Tuesday -- Wayside Shrine, 302 Ave Maria, San Antonio, TX


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Hope Religious Store at Mount Schoenstatt – Open on weekends and weekdays when the shrine is open. 

Hope Religious Store carries a large inventory of items to extend the pilgrimage experience of our Mother’s visitors to the Shrine.  You will find framed and unframed prints of the Mother Thrice Admirable, rosaries, pendants, bracelets and many other sacramentals.  Candles are popular items along with the Father Eye, Unity Cross and Holy Spirit symbols in an array of styles.  We invite you to come browse the new inventory on display to find the perfect item for yourself or gift for family and friends.


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