Greetings from the Confidentia Shrine, 

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which we celebrate today, returns every year in the heart of summer. It invites us to rise with Mary to the heights of love where one breathes the pure air of supernatural life and contemplates the most authentic beauty, the beauty of holiness. The atmosphere of today’s celebration is steeped in Easter victory and joy. We rejoice that with Mary one of us is in heaven with body and soul because in her the mystery of Christ’s Easter Victory has already fully taken effect. She is fully redeemed because during her earthly pilgrimage she was always united to her Son by doing the Father’s will. For us, she is a sign of certain hope and comfort (cf. Lumen Gentium, n. 68) on our way heavenwards. 

So let us lift our gaze and hearts to Heaven, our destination and eternal home from which we come and for which we are longing.  Let us meditate on the fourth glorious mystery of the rosary with our father and founder, Father Joseph Kentenich:

Just as you accompanied Our Lord in this life
and lived and loved and suffered with him,
so, at the completion of your life,
he takes you body and soul into heaven.
With my whole heart, I share in your happiness
and pray that the world may enjoy a similar fate.

Wishing you abundant feast day blessings and joy as we remember you in our Shrine, 

Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary 

Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary 

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