Please keep in your prayers our fellow Schoenstatters in Florida as they prepare for Hurricane Matthew. May our MTA protect them with her mantle!
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this latest undertaking, sending me photos at a moment's notice from their events around the country. The resultant 7.5 minute video can be seen on Vimeo. I hope you enjoy it!
Baton Rouge Flooding
Please pray for the victims of the recent historic "1000-year" flood in the Baton Rouge-Hammond area! All affected Schoenstatt members are invited to check in with us via email through the contact page. The meeting scheduled for August 21in Denham Springs will be rescheduled on a later date.
For those who would like to make a donation to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge for the benefit of the flood victims, please follow this link to their webpage for further information.
OOPS! More news from the recent National Leadership Convention - the Rosary Campaign now has its own Facebook page, where one can find all the usual Facebook-style announcements and items from Sister Isabel in Waukesha! Please visit and "like"!
The rumors are true...
We joyfully announce that the Ohio Auxiliary Shrine, which has been on loan to the Louisiana leadership for the past year, was sent back to Louisiana (for an unspecified time) following the conclusion of the National Leadership Convention in Waukesha in June, to further extend her graces to our Schoenstatt Family. Be on the lookout for an appearance near you!
Welcome Father Marcelo!
Father Marcelo Aravena has been named leader of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign in the US. Fr. Marcelo is a native of Chile and was ordained on Dec.14, 1985, with Fr. Francisco Rojas, whose place he is taking. Following his ordination, Fr. Marcelo returned to Chile and Argentina, working with the Youth and Family movements, served as Director of the Main House in Schoenstatt, Germany, and also worked with the Movement in Australia for a number of years. He is currently also involved with Family and Movement work in San Antonio and Austin, TX, as well as administrator of The Schoenstatt Cloud online. We in Louisiana and Mississippi look forward to future visits!!
In preparation of the upcoming Crowning of ALL MTAs in the US on October 22, 2016 - please see the below:
(Please follow the Scribd link (in blue) above to download the flyer)
Media Survey for Schoenstatt
This from the Wisconsin website:
The following is a survey asking people who belong to and/or interact with Schoenstatt to share their opinions about current engagement with Schoenstatt media, publication designs, etc. It should take about 10 minutes. All answers will be used to help in developing a more comprehensive strategy for promoting Schoenstatt in the USA. Follow this link to take the survey:
Schoenstatt Media Survey (English)
Schoenstatt Media Survey (Espanol)
It would be appreciated if you could take this survey no later than April 10.
Also, please feel free to share this link with other Schoenstatt members, as the more responses we receive, the better we Schoenstatt leaders can plan our media strategy.
Thank you for participating – may our MTA reward you!
Divine Mercy Sunday, 2016
This being Divine Mercy Sunday, during the Year of Mercy, please consider following this link to the online Diary of Saint Faustina. It is quite lengthy, and perhaps a difficult read for many, but for me, I could not put it down once started. Softbound copies are easier to handle, and are available online and from the local St. Paul's bookstore in Metairie. Perhaps the best $8 you will ever spend!
50 Years Ago today....
Schoenstatt remembers Christmas, 1965, in a special way...the "Miracle of the Holy Night".
Please send items for inclusion to John and Kathy