THE GRACE OF BEING AT HOME
“It is a special grace that in the shrine we can truly feel at home with God, a sense of security and rest in him in the midst of our hectic lives. In the atmosphere of the shrine, Mary offers us a home in her motherly heart and leads us into communion with Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Father.
Schoenstatt not only offers a spiritual home in the shrine but also offers a natural home within the community of people who have made the covenant, who share the same ideals, and hold the same beliefs. The consciousness of commonly serving a great cause and of struggling together on the same road to sanctity creates unity, gives strength and courage, provides clarity of mind and peace of soul. We believe in the reality of the words inscribed into the light frame around the picture of the Blessed Mother in the shrine: Servus Mariae Nunquam Peribit – a child of Mary will never be lost.” (SCHOENSTATT, An Introduction)