Mount Schoenstatt eNewsletter

September 2020 eNewsletter

“Joyful Apostles, Living the Covenant”


Dear Schoenstatt Family and Friends, 

We enter September looking forward to the fall season and more comfortable temperatures.  Along with the changing colors that nature ushers in, our Blessed Mother will grace us with fresh life of togetherness which is developing through the current initiatives of the board and volunteers.  Consider participating in the new service opportunities that complement the prayer and sacramental “life” at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine. With God’s grace and working together, observing all precautions due to the coronavirus, a new spirit of community can be brought forth.    

As Father’s Family, we will gather for adoration September 15 in the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine, 10 AM – 12 Noon.  Join us in prayer to commemorate the anniversary of the homegoing of our father and founder, Father Joseph Kentenich, on September 15, 1968.  I share a quote from our founder (September 12, 1968):  "The task of Mary is to bring Christ to the world and the world to Christ...”   In the Covenant of Love, Mary’s task also becomes ours.

Let us keep each other in prayer.  When you receive this newsletter, please pause to say a prayer for those of our Schoenstatt Cor Unum in Patre family that are suffering with COVID-19 or its residuals.  Make time for a call, a text or an email to check on members of your group, branch, or the community.  Although we are living in challenging times, we can find ways to remain spiritually connected and to be cor unum.

Pilar Huerta, Editor

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Congratulations to the worldwide Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign celebrating its 70th anniversary on September 10!  

In 1950, John Pozzobon, a member of the Schoenstatt Movement in Santa Maria, Brazil, received a picture of the Mother Thrice Admirable. For 35 years Pozzobon took the MTA on pilgrimage in Southern Brazil.  He walked a total of more than 87,000 miles and brought the picture of our Lady of Schoenstatt to a different family each day. He carried the picture in a shrine-shaped frame.  Today there are an estimated 200,000 pictures circulating in 100 nations reaching out regularly to several million people.  [Wolf, Peter. A Picture Goes Around the World, 2015]

The missionaries have prepared a beautiful pin in commemoration of this event. It is available at the Hope Religious Store or contact Edna Salas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sr. M. Corelia Bechold shares with us her article [excerpt below].

“Seventy Years of the Great Visitation

of Our Pilgrim Mother, Queen, and Victress of Schoenstatt

Dear Schoenstatt Family,

Heartfelt greetings from the exile land of our dear father and founder, Father Joseph Kentenich.

Years ago, when I first heard about John Pozzobon and his work of carrying our Blessed Mother of Schoenstatt, the Pilgrim Mother, to families and schools, I was impressed and enthused. I wanted to know more about this apostolate. In 1987, the time had come. As a Texas Schoenstatt family, we chartered a bus to go on pilgrimage to our founder’s exile places in Wisconsin. This pilgrimage was the open door. Father Kentenich’s gift for Texas in return was a Pilgrim Mother image offered to us by Sister M. Thomasine. The couples, mothers, and girls who took part in the pilgrimage were very open for this pilgrim shrine apostolate. With gratitude and joy in our hearts, we were proud to take this image of our Mother and Queen to the Lone Star State.” … click below to read the entire article:


Life at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine and Movement News



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

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


September Masses

Fr. Francisco Rojas, celebrant (unless otherwise noted)

September 06 – First Sunday Mass - bilingual, 3:30 p.m.- Fr.  Hector Vega

September 15 – Adoration 10 a.m. – 12 Noon, Anniversary of Homegoing of Fr. Joseph Kentenich

Friday, September 18 – Covenant Day Mass, 12 noon

September 20 – Third Sunday Covenant Mass, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday Masses are being live-streamed from the Austin Shrine at 10:00a.m. CST

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The Guardian Circle of Blessed Mother’s Shrine

We welcome our newest guardians:  Rita Salazar, John Debner and Rocio Yookoo.   Their service to our Mother and her visitors is very much appreciated.


Join our team of volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, Fredericksburg

We are blessed with an opportunity to bring in income for the operating expenses of Mount Schoenstatt especially at this time that we have been affected by COVID-19.  In the last four months we have made almost $3,000. Every fourth Saturday a team of four or five volunteers from our Schoenstatt Family meet and make the scenic drive to Fredericksburg for a three-hour shift, 10 AM – 1 PM, sorting donated items, stocking the various display areas and cashiering.  We need volunteers for the remainder of the year on fourth Saturdays.  If you are interested in joining the team of volunteers, please contact Kathy Schwartz 713-679-0513 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Exile Legacy

On September 16, 1965 Father Joseph Kentenich left Milwaukee after 14 years of separation from the Schoenstatt Work.  Today, fifty-five years later, we continue to learn about our father and founder’s life, spirituality and mission.  In deepening our relationship with him, his charism can be reawakened in us.   We want to explore the ways in which God guided Father Kentenich and the legacy which he left to our Schoenstatt Family.  This legacy, which is the fruit of our father and founder’s time in Milwaukee, we, the Schoenstatt Family of the United States is called to own and to live.  

Check the website News Blog on September 16 for a post on the Exile Legacy.

September Calendar

Mount Schoenstatt

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

Wayside Shrine

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

Landscape Projects

Three paths of crushed granite to enhance the prayer gardens have been completed:  the Rosary Garden, the Precious Life Garden and the Way of the Cross garden path. Our favorite gardens for personal prayer and meditation offer an environment of beauty and serenity.

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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 a popular item 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 religious item for yourself or as a gift for a friend.

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