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2 Draft 2007 Schoenstatt on the Lake County Road 27 Sleepy Eye, MN Sr. M. Deanne Niehaus For Private Use Only! 2

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4 Chapter 1: What is Schoenstatt? 4

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6 Chapter 3: Founding of Schoenstatt Love October 18,

7 Fr. Kentenich was born on November 18, When were you born? Fr. Kentenich was baptized one day after his birthday on November 19, He was baptized with the name: Peter Joseph. Fr. Kentenich was dedicated to Mary by his mother as an 8 year old child. This dedication went deeply into his heart. Mary became his mother and educator. Where you ever dedicated to Mary by your parents? When were you baptized? What is your baptismal name? Fr. Kentenich received his 1st Holy Communion at the age of 12. He was very happy to receive Jesus into his heart. When did you receive your 1st Holy Communion? Fr. Kentenich wanted to be a missionary in Africa so he studied to be a priest. He was ordained on July 8, Have you ever met a newly ordained priest? 7 Founding of Schoenstatt on October 18, 1914

8 Chapter 4: Devotion to Mary Promise 1: Pray the Little Dedication Prayer to Mary each day. 8

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10 Chapter 5: Making Good Media Choices Promise 2: Use media that uplifts our dignity as children of God. 10

11 Chapter 6: Our Love for Jesus Promise 3: Go to Holy Mass on Sundays & Holy Days of Obligation 11

12 The Marian Apostles make the promise to go to Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. Holy Mass is the most important prayer of the Catholic Church. Jesus himself is made present in the Sacred Host and Precious Blood at the consecration at Holy Mass. He is present in His body, blood, soul, and divinity. Two Major Parts of Holy Mass: The 6 traditional Holy Days of Obligation: 1. January 1 st : of Mary days after Easter now celebrated on the Sunday before Pentecost: 3. August 15 th : of Mary into Heaven. 4. November 1: 5. December 8: - Patroness of the United States of America 6. December 25: Assumption of Mary into Heaven Immaculate Conception All Saints Day Christmas 12 Motherhood of Mary Ascension of Jesus into Heaven

13 Chapter 7: Marian Apostles Medal & Certificate 13

14 A CHILD OF MARY WILL NEVER PERISH As a member of the Schoenstatt Marian Apostles With the Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt Group Name Place Date Signature of the Regional Leader As a Marian Apostle, I want to faithfully fulfill the duties of my Covenant of Love: Attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. Pray the Dedication Prayer, My Queen, My Mother every day. Choose appropriate magazines, shows and entertainment which correspond to the ideals of a Marian Apostle. Marian Apostle s Signature 14

15 Chapter 8: Marian Apostles Dedication Song: Blessing of the Medals (and Religious Articles) Priest: Our help is in the name of the Lord. All: Who made heaven and earth. Priest: The Lord be with you. All: And also with you. Priest: Let us pray, Almighty and everlasting God, you do not forbid us to represent your saints in medals, (or in stone or paint), so that as often as we look on them, we meditate upon their holiness and are led to imitate their deeds. In your kindness, we beg you to bless and sanctify these medals, (pictures, crucifixes, and religious articles) that honor your Son Jesus Christ and our Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt. As we humbly serve and honor her may we gain from you grace in the present life and eternal glory in the life to come, through her merits and intercession. This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen. Marian Apostles Dedication Leader: Today the following girls wish to dedicate themselves to Mary, our Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen, and Victress of Schoenstatt, in the Covenant of Love as Marian Apostles: (First and last names of girls read out loud.) Girls: Today we have come to make our dedication as Marian Apostles (Name of Group) Leader: (Name of Group), what is it that you wish to do today? Girls: After a (two) year preparation, we would like to make our Marian Apostles Dedication. Song: Let us be your Marian Apostles, Apostles for our MTA! Pure, faithful, and sacrificial, youth for everyday! To be little Immaculatas, afire for the world, Afire for our Queen, our mission, Immaculatas for the world! Girls: Mary, we your (Group Name) ask you to please pray for us. 15

16 Leader: Please pray your group prayer. (Girls pray group prayer out loud) Leader: You are invited to pray the Marian Apostles Dedication Prayer. (If any other Marian Apostles are present, please join in praying.) Girls: Dear Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt, I thank you that you have called me to be a Marian Apostle. You have given me your love and kindness. I may come to you in the shrine with all my joys and concerns. I know that you are the best one to lead me to God, therefore I want to make this Covenant of Love with you, just as Fr. Kentenich and the boys did on October 18, Take me by the hand and show me the right path to follow in life. I trust that you will always protect and educate me as your Child. Help me to become that which the Father in heaven wishes me to be. Let me remain faithful to the Catholic faith even when faced with difficulties. Give me a pure heart, and let me always be a positive example for my family and friends as a true Marian Apostle. Leader: The Marian Apostles will now read the three promises on the back on their certificate. (The girls read the pledge on the back of their certificate) Priest: As representative of our Mother and Queen and in the name of our Founder, Father Joseph Kentenich, I accept your dedication and give you the Marian Apostles Medal. (As the priest gives each girl her medal he says) Priest: Be an apostle of our Mother Thrice Admirable! Song: (one example) My Queen, My Mother, I give myself to you. And to show my devotion to you, I consecrate to you this day: my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my entire self without reserve. As I am your own my good Mother, guard me and defend me as your property and possession. Amen. Hail Mary, for the sake of your purity, keep me pure in body and soul. Open wide to me your heart and the heart of your Son. Implore for me deep self-knowledge and grace to persevere and remain faithful until death. Give me souls, and keep all else for yourself. Amen. 16

17 Answer Key Answers to page 4 Beautiful place Sleepy Eye, MN Grace and Pilgrimage Shrine Answers to page 6 beautiful place, tool shed, October 18, 1914, draw, love, shrine Mother Thrice Admirable, Apostle, Shrine Answers to page Liturgy of the word (readings from the Bible) 2. Liturgy of the Eucharist (communion) 1. Motherhood 2. Ascension 3. Assumption 4. All Saints Day 5. Immaculate Conception 6. Christmas 17

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