All events listed are held at Schoenstatt Heights in Madison.
During the month of May: Each Monday & Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Marian Devotions in the Shrine (except May 2). Our Blessed Mother would be happy to see many of her children together in the Founder Shrine.
May 12: Sion Circle at 2:00 p.m. in the Founder Shrine
May 18: Morning with Mary – Holy Mass begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by rosary in the Shrine, a light breakfast, and meditation. There is confession starting at 7:30 a.m. The mystery of the rosary for our meditation will be the Coronation.
May 18: Eucharistic Adoration from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Founder Shrine. Please note the time change.
May 18: Spring Work Day, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Help the Sisters prepare for summer by raking leaves, washing windows, putting out lawn furniture and toys, removing fallen branches, etc. Some indoor, sit-down work will also be available. Lunch will be served at noon. Please call the Sisters at (608) 222-7208 so we know how much work to plan and food to prepare.
May 21: Festival Planning Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Room.
May 26: May Crowning/Covenant Renewal – We will start at 1:00 p.m. in the Family Room with a short reflection. Please bring a flower for Mary’s crown. After the reflection, we will have a procession to the Founder Shrine praying the rosary. We will conclude with prayers in the Shrine followed by light refreshments.
As we embark on this providential path of the new schedule for the Covenant Renewal at the Founder Shrine and various other changes, we invite you to focus this Lenten journey on the primary covenant demand:
“Diligently bring me contributions to the capital of grace.”
From the Covenant of Love in Daily Life, p. 13, the following gives great hope and impetus to keep striving and offering our contributions to our Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen, and Victress of Schoenstatt:
“Schoenstatt has come about through the covenant of love, which is realized in practical life through contributions to the capital of grace. The means which brought Schoenstatt into existence will also keep it in existence forever. The shrine will cease to be a place of grace as soon as we stop making contributions to the capital grace. These contributions give life to Schoenstatt; they generate the flow of grace from the Shrine and guarantee the effectiveness of the movement.”
As a Lenten striving we invite you to print out the “capital of grace” slips at this link and place them into your home shrine. Let these be your “pebbles” (see explanation from Christmas Party 2019) to be offered for the church. Daily write your offerings on these slips and gather them into your home shrine. We invite you to bring these offerings to the Schoenstatt shrine and place them in the clay jar.
Like Father, dare to offer ourselves for the Church!