About Schoenstatt

Schoenstatt, the Origin and World Center of the International Schoenstatt Movement

Urheiligtum in SchönstattSchoenstatt, in the town of Vallendar near Koblenz, Germany, is the place of origin and the world center of the International Schoenstatt Movement.

Every day pilgrims from all over the world travel to the Original Shrine, the center of Schoenstatt, both as a Marian place of pilgrimage and as an International Ecclesial Movement with twenty independent communities.

In Schoenstatt, people are looking for orientation, a home, renewed strength, and spirit to live their faith in everyday life as a way for bringing the love of Christ to the world. Schoenstatt originates in the Covenant of Love with Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

Father Joseph Kentenich (1885 – 1968) along with a group of young men from the Pallotine Seminary, founded Schoenstatt when their young sodality sealed their Covenant of Love with the Blessed Mother on October 18, 1914.

Father Kentenich spent several years in the concentration camp in Dachau. His love for the Church proved to be steadfast in times of rejection and anxiety. He died on September 15, 1968, in the Adoration Church on Mount Schoenstatt, where he is entombed.

All over the world, around 200 Schoenstatt Centers have been erected; the focal point of each of them is an exact replica of the Original Shrine in Schoenstatt.

Through the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign, several million people in over 110 countries on all continents are in contact with the stream of life and grace from the Schoenstatt Shrine.

Our Location

Schoenstatt Center Lamar
134 Front Street
Rockport, Texas 78382-7800

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This small Catholic shrine is an exact replica of the original shrine in Schoenstatt, Germany, which is the center and “power station” of a Catholic religious movement of renewal.
The small shrine, on a tree-shrouded hill overlooking Copano Bay, offers pilgrims a quiet spot in which to pray, meditate, and reflect. The shrine is open during the Winter and Fall from 7:30 A.M. to 7:30 P.M and Spring and Summer from 7:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Upcoming Events

all-day Single Women’s Retreat
Single Women’s Retreat
Oct 31 – Nov 2 all-day
Pre-registration required! Please contact us for more information Sr. M. Daniela (361) 729-2019 or schclamar@gmail.com
10:30 am Covenant of Love Pilgrimage for ...
Covenant of Love Pilgrimage for ...
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
11:00 am Talk 12:00 pm Holy Mass Sack Lunch 2:30 pm Rosary
10:00 am 100th Jubilee Celebration for th...
100th Jubilee Celebration for th...
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come and join us! It is a family feast – with activities for children! 10:00 am Serenade and opening of celebration 11:00 am Jubilee Holy Mass Followed by Lunch* Games, face paint, exhibits 2:00 pm  Afternoon[...]
all-day Girls’ Youth Advent Retreat
Girls’ Youth Advent Retreat
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day
Pre-registration required! Please contact Sr. M. Mara (361) 249-5093 or at schoenstattyouthtexas@gmail.com for more information.
all-day Men’s Retreat
Men’s Retreat
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day
Pre-registration required! Please contact Deacon Ludolph (210) 316-5806 or Joe Rodriguez (361) 737-5461 for more information.

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Masses & General Events

Daily Holy Masses, Provincial House
Sunday, 10:00 am
Monday-Saturday, 6:45 am

*Covenant Day Celebration
10:00 am Adoration, Shrine
10:30 am Holy Mass
11:30 am Sack Lunch
1:00 pm Benediction, Shrine