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 7 – We Unite in Our Homes
(August 1st – 7, 2021)
Our home away from home is the shrine—a preview of what heaven will be like. The stream of life and love that flows in the shrine binds our hearts together, draws our minds upwards, and purifies us from any disposition contrary to the grace of unity.
Spiritually united in the shrine, we hope the MTA will grant our request:
Remain with us and heal the divisions within our Church, our nation, neighborhoods, and families. Take our families under your protective mantle. Change our hearts so that this time of darkness will soon be transformed into an inbreak of the divine, an inbreak of grace into our time, into our Church, our nation, and our families (Crowning Prayer, 2021 May Crowning).
Home is where souls live in one another, not where they live next to or in opposition to one another (Fr. Kentenich, Forming the New Person, 1951).
Helping others focus on the objective is our gift 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.