Schoenstatt On The Lake

Film Project Needs Your Support

The Schoenstatt family of the United States is working on a Jubilee gift to the International Movement, just as many other countries did in 2014. Our gift is a little bit late, because it is unique. We are working on completing a feature-length documentary about the 2014 anniversary celebration in Germany and Rome to be released and presented on October 18th of this year.

This film, which we have called, "Seed of a New World" promises to be an inspirational story that follows 6 individuals from all over the world and tells the story of the Jubilee from their eyes. The film directors have already collected all the footage for the film, but still have the editing left to do (which includes, but is not limited to: color-grading, sound mixing, and music licensing). This will be a full-time job for them, particularly if they are to finish the film by October of this year. Unfortunately, in order to bring the editing to completion, they are still in need of funding.

To that end, the film's team has launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. This campaign ends August 6th! They are so close to reaching their goal of $37,000 needed to make the film a reality, however, if they do not reach $37,000 before August 6th, they will NOT receive ANY funding! Your contribution will make the difference between this project remaining only a great idea, or...creating a film that excites people all over the world to give their best and BECOME their best!

Take a minute right now to check out this page: where you can see the film trailer and sign up to support the fundraiser.

Upcoming Events:

Schoenstatt Barn Sale
August 13-15, 2015

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Amidst the little towns and farmlands of south central Minnesota is nestled a special place of grace. Amidst green grassy lawns, set against a quintessential Minnesota backdrop of corn fields and sparkling lake waters, is a little white shrine. For Catholics of all generations, special places of grace and pilgrimage have been set aside by the Church in order to provide the faithful with places for prayer, veneration, and spiritual renewal. To this day Catholics from all over the world travel to Rome, the Holy Land, Fatima, or Lourdes, but who would have thought that just as grace filled a place is the well kept secret of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota? This shrine, the Family Jubilee Shrine, was built in 1976 and is one of many daughter shrines of the Catholic Marian Movement of Schoenstatt. Dedicated to our Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt, this shrine is here for all who seek the refuge of home, the transformation of the heart, or the courage to spread the message of the gospel.

Servus Mariae nunquam peribit. A servant of Mary will never perish.

What is Schoenstatt?

Schoenstatt is a Catholic lay movement that strives to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the example and guidance of Mary. Schoenstatt was founded on October 18th, 1914, by Father Joseph Kentenich in the little Schoenstatt valley in the Rhine region of west-central Germany. The word "Schoenstatt" comes from the German for "beautiful" (schoen) and "place" (statt).