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

5:00 pm Delegates’ Convention
Delegates’ Convention
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm
Registration required! Only for Delegates of the Schoenstatt Branches in Texas!
7:00 pm Celebration of Schoenstatt’s Fou...
Celebration of Schoenstatt’s Fou...
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
Celebration starts with Holy Mass at 7 pm followed by fellowship
7:00 pm Single Women’s Retreat
Single Women’s Retreat
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm
Registration required! Please contact Sr. M. Daniela for more information by phone 361-790-9309
10:00 am Mothers’ Federation I – II – III...
Mothers’ Federation I – II – III...
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm
Only for Members of the Mothers’ Federation Courses I, II, III, IV
all-day Family Federation III
Family Federation III
Nov 12 – Nov 15 all-day
Only for Members of the Family Federation Course III

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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

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