We had five of our nine children when we erected our Heavenward Home Shrine on January 15, 1984. Feeling somewhat inadequate, it was our great desire, just as we had invited God to be a Third Partner in our marriage, that his holy Mother would join us, as parents, and assist us by educating youthful hearts. We saw the Home Shrine as a source of grace and a fortress of sanctity. We invited Our Lady, as our Father and Founder had invited her, to make our home her dwelling. It was there that we would find, through the years, solace in grief, answers to tough decisions and peace during turmoil. It was, and still is, our wish that she will lead our family and all who come in contact with her, through this “open door”, Heavenward.
Rick and Kate Otto
Apostolic Family Federation, San Antonio, TX