Annual Appeal

Donations in any amount are gratefully appreciated!

The Blessed Mother awaits you in the Founder Shrine. When you visit, please write your name in the book. The Sisters will pray for you before the Blessed Sacrament and the picture of grace of the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt.

Dear Schoenstatt Family and Friends:

Thank you for your prayerful and financial support of the 2020 annual appeal. We firmly believe that Schoenstatt is God’s gift for our time and a necessary movement in our Church, one that has a unique and valuable contribution to make. God called Schoenstatt into existence as a movement of renewal at the very beginning of our modern time, and therefore, we can rightfully consider it a special gift for our age.

The Founder Shrine, the heart of Schoenstatt Heights, has significant maintenance needs. We value this spiritual treasure as a place of peace, renewal, and connection with God and our Mother Thrice Admirable. The Shrine’s maintenance needs include a roof replacement, refinishing the stucco exterior, and restoration of the stained-glass windows. The roof replacement project began on August 30. Please prayerfully consider donating toward the cost of the $83,400 new slate roof, copper gutters, and copper downspouts.


Founder Shrine Historic Preservation Projects

The Founder Shrine, dedicated in 1953, is a replica of the Original Shrine in Schoenstatt, Germany. In order to protect the historic integrity of the Founder Shrine, the following describes the preservation work needed at this time.

Remove existing slate roof, underlayment, gutters, downspouts, and flashings.  Install new underlayment, copper flashings, copper gutters, copper downspouts, and slate roof. Estimate: $83,400

Power wash existing stucco, repair cracks, replace mortar at perimeter of window frames, and apply mold and mildew resistant paint finish at all stucco surfaces. Estimate: $8,000

Restore stained-glass windows by replacing leading material at all glass pieces and perimeter of frames. Estimate: $10,000

Click through the photos to visually see the progress of the Founder Shrine new slate roof and the current condition of the stucco and windows.

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2020 Madison Annual Appeal

Tax-deductible donations via check payable to:
Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary – Movement Fund

Schoenstatt Heights
5901 Cottage Grove Road
Madison, WI 53718