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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mount Schoenstatt

Mount Schoenstatt - Mulgoa, NSW

The Schoenstatt Shrine at Mount Schoenstatt in Mulgoa, New South Wales, the first exact replica of the original Shrine in Germany, was completed and blessed by Cardinal Gilroy on 19th May 1968. It is visited by people from many nations and creeds – in the vicinity of 40,000 pilgrims each year.

Open daily
7.00am - 8.30pm
Holy Mass
Sundays 9.30am
Thursdays 11.00am. (First Thursday of each month the Mass includes Sacrament of the Sick.)
Most Weekdays (including some Thursdays) 7.30am - please check the day before.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday - Saturday 2pm - 6 pm
Sundays 11am - 6 pm.

Sacrament of Penance
Thursdays after 11am Holy Mass
18th day of each month before Holy Mass 7.20pm
Covenant Day - 18th Day of the Month
(except when the 18th falls on a weekend)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 7.00pm
Holy Mass and renewal of the Covenant 8.00pm
Covenant Sunday
(Sunday after 18th of the month)
Holy Mass and renewal of the Covenant 3.00pm
Schoenstatt Information Centre
Open daily 10.00am - 12.15pm
1.30pm - 4.00pm

For further information Email

I saw this on somebody's blog oneday, and being just up the road from us, I thought a quick visit would be nice.I would have loved to take better pics of the altar but could not as there where people worshipping inside.

About the Shrine
The Schoenstatt Shrine is a place of grace and pilgrimage and is dedicated to Our Lady under the title, Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt.
The Shrine is one of more than 160 exact replicas of the original in Germany, where the founder, Fr Kentenich and a small group of students entered into a Covenant of Love with Mary.
There are three Shrines in Australia:
Mount Schoenstatt Shrine, 230 Fairlight Rd, Mulgoa NSW
Schoenstatt Shrine, Armadale, 9 Talus Dr, Armadale WA
Kew Shrine, Melbourne VIC

The image behind the header of this blog is of the lovely creeper on Mount Schoenstatt shine's walls. It's just beautiful rich colours.


  1. What a beautiful, peaceful place. Your images are so very pretty.

  2. Thank you for the award. Sorry I haven't posted it yet. But am going to today!
    Your post today was great. Old buildings with lots of history. Right up my alley!

  3. What a lovely and peaceful place! Thanks for the tour!! :-)