Queen of Unity
June 20 – August 22, 2021
In Spirit I kneel before your picture, Thrice Admirable, strong and gentle Mother,
united with all who have consecrated themselves to you and are ready to die for your realm.
We want to mirror ourselves in your image and seal our covenant of love anew. Make us, your instruments,
like you in everything and through us build Schoenstatt everywhere (Heavenwards).
Week 1 – We are One in Our Faith
(June 20 – 26, 2021)
This week, we reflect on the first element of unity as pointed out by our father and founder in his conferences in 1951: Our Catholic Faith. We are part of the same Schoenstatt Family, because we live and believe the same faith. What we profess and what we earnestly bring into our daily lives is a great source of peace, but also a deep source of unity.
We are not only a community which freely chose to come together, but also a community united by the bond of the Catholic faith (Fr. Kentenich, Forming the New Person, 1951).
Frank efforts toward harmony with those around us is our gift of love to the Queen of Unity.
We pray from the Heavenwards, the Prayer for the International
… accept our humble veneration and look on
our readiness to go to battle.
We present to you the nations living here
who share with us the fate of exile.
Be their+ Mother and their Queen! May they return home transformed—a firm guarantee
for peace among the nations++ and for unity in
the City of God on earth.
Through our striving we want to replace the
love and faithfulness they deny you
through their flight from the cross of Christ.
We want to live for you and your work alone.
Rule over us as pleases God and make us
the salt and leaven of the world.
Let us become one heart and one soul as
Our Lord implored during his earthly life
and despite each individual way remain
united, dedicating ourselves to the Father
as an ideal kingdom and overcoming all
barriers of nationality even when hate
infests the masses of the nations.
Increase the numbers and depth of our family
and use us as your instruments forever.
May we fulfill the great mission which you
have implored for us in accordance with
the Father’s will. Amen.