Crowning of Pilgrim MTAs

On October 18, 2016, the monthly remembrance of Fr. Kentenich’s First Founding Document on October 18, 1914, Southern Illinois members of the Schoenstatt Movement crowned its Pilgrim MTAs at Mother of Perpetual Help in Maryville, Illinois.  The crowned Pilgrim MTAs will visit many homes to augment the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign and begin the move for Our Mother Thrice Admirable (MTA) as Queen of the Three Graces on the Move from just a visit to a permanent home shrine!

Fr. Joseph Havrilka, pastor of Mother of Perpetual Help, officiated and Sr. Marie Day from the Schoenstatt National Center in Waukesha, WI provided a reflection.  How blessed we are in Southern Illinois to have Our Mother Thrice Admirable visiting members of our homes with the crowned Pilgrim MTAs!  May Our Queen of the Three Graces on the Move help these visits grow into Covenants of Love and Home Shrines!

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Message from Sr. Isabel to SRC Missionaries

Dear SRC Missionaries,

Soon we will crown our images of the Pilgrim Mother and with that storm Heaven with the countless petitions we have for our Blessed Mother, but in particular, for our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters and for our country.

Pronto coronaremos nuestras imagenes de la Virgen Peregrina, y con ese acto esperamos recordarle a la Stma. Virgen que proteja a nuestros hermanos cristianos que estan siendo perseguidos y nuestro pais.

Attached to this email you will find a video message that you can use at the different ceremonies publically or privately. You do not need a password to view it. It will remain accessible until December. And, you will find the texts for the crowning ceremony, in case that anyone may still need them.

Adjunto encontraran un mensaje en video para compartir de forma publica o privada. No amerita contraseña. Tendran acceso hasta diciembre.

Brief Report /  Informe Breve

Once again, we ask that you please take photos or videos and send us a little write up covering the following points:

Les pedimos que preparen un breve informe de la coronacion en su area, siguiendo los siguientes puntos:

1. Place: Name ofthe parish, diocese, town, and state

2. People: Name of priest or deacon who officiated and about how many participated

3. Ceremony: if it was done in the context of Holy Mass, Benediction, or private family prayer. If there was a talk, please mention who spoke and the topic, e.g., mercy, the three graces, Mary’s queenship, or the like.

4. Did you focus the crowning on a particular intention, and did you add any other title to the Queen’s title?

Video links / Enlaces para videos



Deseandoles un fin de semana muy bendicido por el amor y las gracias de la coronacion,

Hna. M. Isabel

St. Peter’s Cathedral Marian Talk

On Wednesday, October 19th, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL will host a Marian talk by Schoenstatt Sister Marie Day and Sister Maria Jose from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Undercroft (basement of St. Peter’s Cathedral).

All are invited to attend and hear a Marian talk with a focus on the rosary.

Mother of Perpetual Help Schoenstatt Crowning

Tuesday, October 18, Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Maryville, IL – Crowning and Procession with the Schoenstatt image of Mother Thrice Admirable with special prayers and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  There will be a Social afterwards in our Parish Center.  All are invited to join us for this time of prayer and fellowship.  Schoenstatt Sister Marie Day and Sister Maria Jose will be joining us for this special occasion.  The celebration will be from 6pm to 8pm.