Greetings from the Confidentia Shrine,
After weeks of lockdown, contact restrictions, with the economy stagnating and going into a tailspin, with sport events being suspended and families struggling to make ends meet, many can no longer tolerate the regulations. We want to lead a normal life again. But the question is whether this normality of everyday life can be the old one or whether it will and must take on a different character.
In a video message on the vigil of Pentecost, Pope Francis describes the coronavirus as one of the great trials of mankind. And he tells us frankly: “If we get out of this pandemic, we won’t be able to go back to the way things were before. No, everything will be different.” He asks that we prepare for a “new reality” in which a more just and equal society is created. Otherwise, the suffering of the past few weeks will have been in vain.
And how do we Schoenstatters get ready? Our year’s motto clearly shows the way. The reality of the covenant of love assures us that no matter what the outcome of the pandemic will be, our MTA will see us through. She also wants to use us as her instruments to be and remain joyful apostles leading many to Schoenstatt. The example of Laura Schuckenbrock can inspire us to be apostolic wherever we are.
We continue praying for you and your intentions in the Confidentia Shrine,
Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary