Confidentia Ancedotes – June 2019

June 28, 2019

Greetings from the Confidentia Shrine,

And welcome back to ordinary time! That’s how the season after Pentecost to the Sunday of Christ, the King is called in the Liturgical Year. In the secular world, much of this period is vacation time, a season to get away from day-to-day chores and to devote time specifically to relaxation. This can involve travel or a stay-at-home vacation, nowadays called a staycation. Whatever you do, please also feel free to include a refueling of your soul by visiting the Confidentia Shrine during its jubilee year.

In numerous stories and poems of her new publication Kate Otto’s Legacy – Daily Life for a Schoenstatt Mother, the author gives witness to the transformative power of the Confidentia Shrine in her life. The booklet is available in our gift shop.

We are happy to host camps for young women, high school students, and younger girls during June and are grateful to the moms who accompany their daughters and volunteer as chaperones. Please pray for the success of these vacation days in the shadow of the shrine.

It’s also high time to share with you more details about the celebration planned for the 60th anniversary of the Confidentia Shrine on Saturday, October 19, 2019. We will begin around 11 am and close with a Holy Mass of Thanksgiving at 4 pm officiated by Bishop Mulvey of Corpus Christi. Please save the date and invite your family and friends to this Shrine Festival which includes a BBQ lunch, games, talks, info booths as well as the possibility to visit our MTA in the shrine and thank her for the past 60 years of blessings.

Wishing you a happy and rejuvenating vacation,

Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary

  • The Shrine is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Restrooms are open

Our store is open during the following hours

  • Tuesday through Sunday
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
  • On Mondays the store is closed!

For more information for the use of the house, please contact the new administrator of our retreat center:

  • Sr. M. Jacinta Brunner by email: or by cell phone: 361-695-0677.
  • Store number: 361-729-7638
  • Please note:
  • the number 361-729-1868 is not yet a functioning number for our house,    but unfortunately it still appears on most caller id’s. If you want to reach us by land phone, it is necessary to use the number 361-729-2019.


“Thanks, a thousand thanks to you, to God shall be now and for all eternity.”

Fr. Kentenich