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For as long as I can remember anxiety prevented me from visiting my family in Mexico. The thought of traveling over the bridge from the Rio Grande Valley paralyzed me. This was a big cross my family and I had to bear. I wanted my parents to meet their grandchildren and I longed to be with my family for reunions.
And then the traveling shrine came to our home. I can honestly say that welcoming Our Lady to our house and praying to her daily changed our family. And not only that, but after a while I felt ready, although still reluctant, to cross the bridge to my homeland. This was a real sursum corda moment for my family and me!
Greetings from the Confidentia Shrine! The conclusion of the second week of the Easter season is already upon us. Celebrating the Risen Lord is a constant occasion for us to lift up our hearts – sursum corda!
Greetings from the Confidentia Shrine, We have entered the second part of Lent. How are we doing with our Lenten resolutions? Have we ever considered making it a sursum corda Lent?
By uniting yourself to God, you’re also lifting up other people. For that you have to be truly alive – joyful, honest, truly yourself – because you can’t lead others to God if you are pretending to be someone else. Embracing people where they’re at, consuming them with the love of Christ, is a matter …
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Greetings from the Confidentia Shrine! Today, we remember the death day of Gilbert Schimmel. He was born in rural Wisconsin in 1906 and grew up on a farm and later in a small town. His work took him to the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis, where he met and married Joanna Hintz. As a worker …
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Greetings from the Confidentia Shrine! Much too fast, the Christmas season came to a close and by now we are well into the new year 2023. Only ten days ago, we buried Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, a friend of Schoenstatt. His first encyclical letter Deus Caritas est encapsulates the heart of the Christian faith in …
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