Greetings from the Confidentia Shrine!

Meanwhile, the leaders of the US Schoenstatt Movement have developed an umbrella statement that will guide us throughout the year. Starting with Advent, our focus will be Sursum Corda – Lift up your Hearts!  

We are familiar with the phrase from the Liturgy. In the Latin tradition, Sursum Corda is attributed to Hyppolytus of Rome (215). The expression was possibly taken from Lamentations 3:41.

The words Sursum corda are spoken by the priest shortly before the consecration, the climax of Holy Mass (delete comma) when heaven and earth meet so to speak. We are invited to lift our hearts to the Lord so that we are united as closely as possible to this mysterious event. 

When we pray “My Queen My Mother,” we surrender our love to God through Mary’s hands, letting her dispel what opposes God in us.

In turn, each one of us is called to become a living Sursum corda, lifting up those we serve, meet, encounter, and love.

Throughout this coming year, we will post special sursum corda days at the beginning of each month. With our greeting on each 15th of the month, we will share some sursum corda moments of members of the Schoenstatt Family. So stay tuned. 

Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving! 

Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary   

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