Constantia – Solidarity in the Covenant of love
The Constantia Shrine was the third Shrine built in South Africa. It was built during the time of Fr. Kentenich's exile. During this time, the Church was investigating whether Schoenstatt was God-inspired and so it was very difficult to obtain the necessary permissions to build the Shrine.
Nevertheless, it was built on foundations of the great faith that the conditions demanded and it was blessed on 19 March 1960, on the Feast of St. Joseph (And Fr. Kentenich). It also became a gift for the Golden Jubilee of Father Kentenich’s ordination to the priesthood. Today, it is a home for many pilgrims. It is a place of solidarity where people from different backgrounds have always been able to come together to share, to pray and learn from each other.
It is also the central Shrine for the movement in Cape Town and many of the various branches' activities take place here. The Sisters hold daily adoration and many people also come in during these hours to spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The Shrine is open daily.