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Be Mary for the World!

Light for the World

No time of the year is as strongly marked by humanity’s longing for light, for brightness, for silence, as the time of Advent. For many Christians, this time before Christmas is a highpoint of the year. A great power of radiation emanates forth from it. It is consciously planned, treasured, and cultivated by many people.…
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Father Joseph Kentenich- one who lived out of joy

Joy in the midst of joylessness Almost as if written on his face, Father Kentenich consistently reflected serenity, cheerfulness, and joy. This inner attitude attracted many people. How was it that he radiated so much joy, even in difficult times and situations? How is it that his joy could be so contagious? A co-prisoner told…
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Visit to Kenya

Sr. M. Iona visits Kenya In August Sr. M. Iona from Cape Town South Africa travelled to Kenya for three weeks to visit members of the growing movement. Her journey took her to Nairobi, Saba Saba, to to Kabibi  near Bungoma in the north west of Kenya, and Mugoiri for a girl’s seminar where 85…
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Helping the water Crisis

A new roof for the Schoenstatt Sisters’ Provincial House The provincial house of the Schoenstatt Sisters in South Africa is located in Cape Town, in the beautiful suburb of Constantia. The “new” section of the house was built in 1976 and has been a home for the Sisters who work in various parts of South…
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Radiance

Sister M. Emilie Fascinates One woman recently said: “For many people, God is very distant. That’s why we need exemplary people who show us way to God.” Sister M. Emilie is such a person; her life had one goal: to win people for God. This well-known photo of Sister M. Emilie fascinates and motivates many…
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Impulses for daily living 3/2017

To Be Benevolent Because of a Merciful Heart. As Christians we are called to make God experiential to human beings: You are the beloved counterpart of God – not because of your qualities, but because you are precious for him and valuable. He, after all, created you unique and individual. The covenant of love with…
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Let go – capture something greater

Sr. M. Emilie newsletter 2017. The biography of Sister Emilie shows facets of a successful, but often difficult life. She had to let go of wishes and plans to capture something more valuable, a chance for a new beginning. It’s not easy to let go: to let go of tasks and responsibilities, memories and past…
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With all my heart!

“With all my heart!” In our communication with one another we often use this phrase. Something that stood out about Sister M. Emilie were her open eyes and her wide heart for the people of her surroundings, in which she could see a trace of God. Love of neighbor was the measure of her love…
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Upcoming Event – Marriage Camino

INVITATION TO OUR MARRIAGE CAMINO We, the Schoenstatt Family Branch, invite you to follow the pilgrim pathway of your marriage together – A Marriage Camino. The fifteen stations shed light on your path through life with all its ups and downs and encourage you to strengthen your marriage. Our hope is that you enter into…
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Upcoming event – Day for the Sick and Aged

The Schoenstatt Movement invites the Sick and Aged of Cape Town to a day at the Schoenstatt Center. The program includes an impulse for daily living, Holy Mass, opportunity to visit the Schoenstatt Shrine, lunch and entertainment. There is plenty of time to share and chat with each other meeting old friends and finding new…
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