18 October 2014
The Apostolic Schoenstatt Movement celebrates 100 years of its founding. People from more than 100 countries are waiting and preparing for this moment. This jubilee is a thanksgiving for a blessed history. It marks the outpouring of the Schoenstatt Movement into a new era, guided by the grace of its beginnings, and can be summarized by the expression:
Covenant of Love
Hundreds and thousands of people throughout the planet will celebrate this Covenant. And in October 2014 several thousand people will arrive in Schoenstatt to celebrate the climax of a great international pilgrimage. They will renew the Covenant of Love at the place of origin in Vallendar/Schoenstatt (from 16 to 19 October 2014). From there they will go on pilgrimage to Rome, the center of the Church (23 to 26 October 2014). Members of the Schoenstatt Movement, friends, interested parties, everyone is invited to join in this pilgrimage!
The heart of the jubilee celebration
The heart of the jubilee, the 18th October, is the renewal of the covenant of love with our father and founder in the original shrine, united as a world wide, intercultural missionary family, ready and willing to be sent out anew.
With joy and humility the Schoenstatt Family will gather from every nation, community and generation to renew their covenant of love, “the essence of our family”, “the source of our fruitfulness and the concrete way in which we live and follow Christ.” This “Covenant of Love 2014” is missionary and international. It forms an international missionary family and creates a covenant culture around the shrines in nothing without you, nothing without us.
In “nothing without us” we bring our covenant gifts in gratitude for all the fruits Schoenstatt has produced over the last 100 years through its presence and its growth. We also do this as a sign of our willingness to leave our mark, our “Covenant 2014”, on a new Schoenstatt century. Our covenant gift is our commitment towards a covenant culture expressed in all the missionary apostolic projects within the strategic fields of the apostolate: marriage and family life, youth, pedagogy, Church, and society.
In “nothing without you” we await with great trust the “grace 2014” as a grace of family renewal in all its unity, a connected and missionary family.
New Informative Brochure
On time for the opening of Year of the Missionary Current a new 16-page brochure has been made available. Besides a short history of Schoenstatt and it’s mission, the brochure includes important organizational information such as contact details of national and international teams. The brochure gives a view of the preparations and the program you can expect.
The brochure has been prepared in English, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese with further languages to follow.
You can download and print your own copy (Click Here)