Welcome to Schoenstatt a Catholic lay movement that strives to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the example and guidance of Mary, the Mother of God. Schoenstatt was founded in Germany in 1914, and now across the world there are over 200 Schoenstatt Shrines reaching all nationalities. In Australia across NSW, VIC and WA we have been blessed with 3 Schoenstatt Shrines providing you a natural and supernatural home. You will experience tranquility, peace and most of all our Lady of Schoenstatt, the Mother of God.
CHANGE IN MASS TIME
RE-OPENING OF JOSEPH KENTENICH HOUSE
Schoenstatt is located on 50 acres of land in the Nepean Shire at Mulgoa, enjoy peaceful walks and watch the wildlife graze. The Shrine is known as a place of prayer and reflection, and is located a short walk from the accommodation facilities, along with a gift shop and information centre.
Also a reminder that the Home of Light is available for group accommodation and retreat hire. Sleeping up to 33 people it is an ideal location to take a group getaway.
The Mount Schoenstatt conference facilities include a Conference Hall with views of the valley, seating between 80-100 guests. For larger groups the Family Hall is available and seats 130-150 guests.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Schoenstatt Spirituality Centre.
Please check back regularly for upcoming Retreats/Reflections Days
MAY PILGRIMAGE 2015
SCHOENSTATT SISTERS THANKSGIVING
“A DAY OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE SCHOENSTATT SISTERS OF MARY”
In this Year of Consecrated Persons, we are having a day to give thanks for the contribution that our Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary have made to our Movement here in Australia, from the time that the first four Sisters arrived in early 1951 until today.
The date for this Day of Thanksgiving will be SUNDAY 23rd AUGUST, 2015. The celebrations will be held at Mount Schoenstatt Spirituality Centre, Mulgoa.
At this stage the program for the day has not been finalised but we will have Holy Mass, Renewal of the Covenant, a Tribute to the Sisters and a shared lunch - Cost: Donation.
The First to Witness the Arrival of Schoenstatt's Second Century
Under a star filled sky, Australia was the first country in the world to welcome the arrival of Schoenstatt's second century on October 18, 2014. Weekend events planned for Saturday 18 and Sunday 19, echoed St Paul’s words found in Colossians 3:15
"ALWAYS BE THANKFUL"
Branches of the Schoenstatt Movement Celebrated Together
Movement members of the various branches gathered together to celebrate the Eucharist on the great day of the centenary. At the offertory procession, a representative from each branch bought a symbol of the groups' striving, placing it at the foot of the altar.
Significant Happenings Remembered
At the evening meal, meaningful memories from the past were recalled and savoured. Four speakers captured the attention of all, as they retraced the development of the Movement here in Sydney, and mentioned what could become future goals, before all stood to toast the arrival of Schoenstatt's second century.
Pilgrims Celebrated on Sunday 19 October
Hundreds of pilgrims were greeted by a large MTA picture on their arrival. No matter where one was, the picture behind the altar was visible. Half an hour before the celebration of the Eucharist, six young people presented a meaningful reflection, focusing on what it means to dedicate one's eyes, ears, mouth and heart to our Mother Thrice Admirable.
An amazing stillness that lasted almost nine minutes seemed to descend on the crowd gathered in front of the Shrine. At 10.30am, the choir began the opening hymn. Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Apostolic Delegate of Australia, was the main celebrant. Having previously ministered in Burundi, the Archbishop mentioned his time there, having experienced the Shrine as a place of prayer, hope and reconciliation in times of danger and tension.
The petitions in the Prayers of the Faithful mirrored the needs and the variety of languages spoken by those present, showing that our Mother Thrice Admirable has indeed drawn people from a variety of national backgrounds to her Shrine in Mulgoa.
A Multicultural Celebration
Songs and dances presented in the afternoon included items originally from Spain, India, Germany, Philippines and Bangladesh. In both song and dance, all were united in praise and thanksgiving to God, for the gift of Schoenstatt one hundred years ago.
Mother Thrice Admirable, We Trust You!
Bringing the celebrations to a close, each family had the opportunity to write a request before attaching it to a balloon and sending it heavenwards.