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 4 – We are United in Mary
(July 11 – 17, 2021)
Like the Apostles in the Cenacle, we await a greater inbreak of grace in our lives, in our Movement, and in each individual. As long as we await these greater graces in close union with Mary, we not only receive special blessings, we give birth to the Church anew; we renew the Church. During this week, let us contemplate how Mary unites us. She also ensures a purer, deeper, and more genuine commitment from each one of us, for the good of the whole.
A community without a heart is not possible, not stable, just as the body without a heart cannot bear weight or keep up its resistance. Mary is the uniting bond that holds us together (Fr. Kentenich, Forming the New Person, 1951).
Praying with and for those we love or reject is our gift of love for 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.