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October Weekend Delegates

Annual October Weekend

Every year members of the Schoenstatt Movement come together in October to review the past year and to prepare for the coming year! You may ask, don’t we usually do[…]

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Capetonians love Fish and chips

Capetonians love Fish and Chips

Fish and chips at Kalkys Capetonians love fish and chips! Fish and chips at Kalkys – what a great idea for a fundraiser! The Schoenstatt Centre at Constantia consists of[…]

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Liturgical dancers

Celebrating the Assumption of Mary

About the author This is a report from Tapiwanashe who attended the Assumption celebration in Lansdowne. Tapiwa is a young Zimbabwean woman currently studying in Cape Town. Her passion for[…]

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Sr.-M.-Emilie-Newsletter-2019

Sister M. Emilie Newsletter Nr. 64 – March 2019

Sister M. Emilie creates a home Thousands of people are seeking refuge. Already for a few years now and for different reasons, people have been leaving their homes. It is[…]

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Find our five Shrines in South Africa

Places of Pilgrimage and Prayer

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Schoenstatt is …

A Place

Schoenstatt is a German word meaning “beautiful place”. Schoenstatt is a religious center, a place of pilgrimage, a Shrine dedicated to Mary.

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A way of life

Schoenstatt offers a way of life in the covenant of love. “God is love” (1 John 4:16) and He invites us into a living relationship with him.

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A Movement

Father Kentenich founded Schoenstatt as a “movement of renewal which, from Schoenstatt, is to form the Church and world into Christ , as Mary did.”

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From Small Beginnings

History of Schoenstatt

Born in an anonymous town on the banks of the River Rhine in Germany, Schoenstatt has grown to be worldwide movement of consecrated people at the service of life – both in the Church and society at large.

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Fr. Kentenich

Joseph Kentenich, born near Cologne, Germany on 16 November 1885, came from very humble beginnings but God chose him to become the founder of an international Movement

A picture of grace

In every Schoenstatt Shrine a large picture of Mary hangs above the altar. The title of this picture is: Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt – MTA!