Queen of Unity

Nine-Week Novena

June 20 – August 22, 2021

Opening Prayer:

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 8 – We Unite Freely 

(August 8 – 14, 2021) 

The fact that we freely chose to come [here] is the first bond that unites and welds our community together during these days (Fr. Kentenich, Forming the New Person, 1951).

 These words of Father Kentenich give us the opportunity to reflect on our growth and commitment. The treasure of our free will is the royal gift we are allowed to preserve. But much more than that, it is the gift that we give to one another when we freely decide to remain bonded to the community, at its service, and spiritually engaged in its goals and ideals. Totally convinced of our mission, we reach out to those who belong to our groups and branches.

 Being consequent with our family commitments is our gift for the Queen of Unity.


Closing Prayer:

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.