|A month ago, we were having a spiritual retreat at the Confidentia Shrine in LAMAR with our couples’ group. Suddenly, I received a text message in the middle of the retreat. It was from one of our customers. She was very upset. I did not understand the reason for her frustration but she was truly angry. This caused anxiety to creep into my heart. It could have ruined our retreat. I thought the best thing was to keep focusing on our retreat, offer up this suffering as Capital of Grace for the intention of our retreat and for the couples who were participating, place our anxiety in Our Blessed Mother’s hands, and surrender it all to the LORD. One week later, my wife and I met face-to-face with this client. She profoundly apologized for how she had acted with us. We ended our visit hugging each other and she had tears in her eyes. It was a SURSUM CORDA moment! When things go wrong, how beautiful it is to be able to offer our anxiety and sufferings to our MTA as Capital of Grace with trust that something good will come out of it; and wait for the SURSUM CORDA moment!|
Greetings from the Confidentia Shrine,We are in the middle of May, the month dedicated to Our Lady! As Schoenstaetter we are honoring herimage in a special way with flowers. We are also inspired by Joseph Engling (1898-1918) who prepared aunique bouquet of flowers for the Queen of May. He longed to transform his soul into …
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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 …