An Oasis of Hope, Faith and Love
r The newly renovated Shrine at Mount Schoenstatt | Image Supplied
It has been a very busy and wonderful year for Mount Schoenstatt in Mulgoa, having been blessed with the “Holy Door of Mercy”, they saw many new visitors to the Shrine. Some new events were held, including the “24Hrs for the Lord”. The pray time held throughout the night and day was reflective and accompanied by beautiful music.
The inaugural “Pilgrimage of Love and Mercy” was held last month drawing people from as far away as Wollongong. It was a time of reflection, using the Stations of the Cross from World Youth Day, in Poland, held earlier in the year. There was also a procession from the Valley to the Shrine which included five Stations of Mercy.
They welcomed Bishop Vincent Long, the newly appointed Bishop of Parramatta to celebrate Holy Mass in front of the Shrine. Bishop Vincent referred to Mount Schoenstatt as “an oasis of hope, faith and love, a sanctuary for reflection, spirituality and communion”. The celebration concluded with lunch.
Their final event will be an evening of Christmas Carols, in front of the Shrine on Saturday 17th December, commencing at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome to share this time of joy with the Sisters. Children are encouraged to come dressed as angels and shepherds. Please bring a blanket or chairs and some snacks if you wish. You are also most welcome to enjoy a picnic dinner, in the grounds, before the carols commence. For more information, visit www.schoenstatt.org.au.
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