Greeting from Fr. Patricio Rodriguez July 2018
Dear Schoenstatt family and friends,
These days we will celebrate our Nation’s independence. It is an opportunity to entrust to the Lord and our Blessed Mother the future, mission and challenges of our life as country and Church. America is built on the principles of life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness. Fr. Kentenich, the founder of Schoenstatt, unites the value of exterior freedom, to the inner freedom of every human person. That freedom, that we want to give as a gift to the world, comes from a strong, deep and faithful spiritual life. All of this we can find in the life of Mary, our Mother and Queen. As Fr. Kentenich writes in Heavenwards, our Schoenstatt prayer book, “let us walk through life entirely like you, strong and noble, simple and kind, spreading love and peace and joy. Let’s stop by the Shrine and pray for our country. Blessed Mother, “nothing without you, nothing without us!”
United in Christ and his Blessed Mother,
Fr. Patricio Rodriguez
Movement Director and Rector of the Shrine
Schoenstatt Fathers from the US and Mexico gathered for a retreat in June and send many blessings and greetings to all the Schoenstatt Family in Texas from Mexico. Let us remember all the Schoenstatt Fathers in our prayers of gratitude
for all of their dedication and service.