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:

During this time, we know that our dear Blessed Mother stands as a beacon for a better day. What a treasure we have in our shrine! The shrine is open and our Mother is there, our spiritual home awaits us, to calm our fears, to strengthen us, to guide us. We are so fortunate to have this place of grace. It is out of this well-spring of gratitude that we ask you, if you are able, to consider a contribution to this year’s Annual Appeal.

When praying about your financial contribution, please remember that this is our only fundraising opportunity for the year. For public health and safety, due to the pandemic, the 2020 Schoenstatt Family Festival was cancelled, which in the past has provided significant financial support. This year’s combined Annual Appeal and Festival donations will be used to fund critical historic preservation work to the Founder Shrine.

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: $82,000

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 current condition of the Founder Shrine roof, 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