The Shrine is open every day!

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

“In order to please God, in order to become a blessing for the family, in order to serve the future, the Church and the world, we must have boundless confidence.”

Fr. Joseph Kentenich

Mission of Confidence

The Shrine in Lamar, Texas was dedicated on October 18, 1959. It was built on the foundation of unlimited, childlike and victorious confidence expressed in the motto:

Mater perfectam habebit curam – Mother will take perfect care.

During the exile of our founder, this Shrine was offered to the Triune God and our Mother Thrice Admirable as a gift of thanksgiving in advance for his return to Schoenstatt. We believe this request was granted on December 24, 1965.

The Mother of God is the woman of great faith who trusted and placed her life confidently into the hands of God. We believe that in the Confidentia Shrine, she intercedes for us the grace of an unlimited, childlike and victorious confidence. She also helps us to cultivate a continuous spiritual union with our father and founder so that we can continue to carry on Schoenstatt’s mission. In the covenant of love, she educates us as her instruments in building the Marian Father Kingdom and thus renew fatherhood in families, Church and society.