Saint Dominic's Catholic Church, Torrance

The Schoenstatt Shrine
Campsie Glen, near Glasgow, Scotland
Schoenstatt Opening Day -:- Satellite Image of Schoenstatt -:- The Cemetery -:- The Stations -:- Schoenstatt website

Schoenstatt Shrine
The Shrine with the Cairn on the right
The Shrine May 2010The Schoenstatt Centre opened in 1989 and is open to families, individuals and groups.
The house and shrine are open through out the year from "dawn till dusk".
Standing in over 17 acres of ground that include woodland walks suitable for the disabled.
There is space to breathe and relax and enjoy the feeling of peace that surrounds the Shrine.
St. Joseph's Cabin is a red cedar wooden house near to the shrine. Here you can relax and
make yourself a cup of tea. There is also a small repository with an assortment of religious
items, books and cards. You are free to relax and browse here.
Schoenstatt has become a popular place to visit by catholics and non catholics alike.
The Shrine is a lovely wee chapel with adoration each day between 3 and 4, and devotions
on Sundays at 3.30. Other services take place throughout the year - click here for more information. At all other times it is open for private prayer - why not drop in? There is an Urn at the foot of the altar for you to put in your petitions to Our lady - the sisters pray for the petitions each day.

Fr Joseph Kentenich founder of SchoenstattThe Schoenstatt Movement (German Schönstatt-Bewegung) was founded in Germany in 1914 by Father Joseph Kentenich who saw the movement as being a means of spiritual renewal in the Catholic Church. The movement is not named after the German words for "beautiful place" (even though this is the literal meaning of schoenstatt), but after a small village close to the town of Vallendar near Koblenz in Germany. Schoenstatt emphasizes a strong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, upholding her as a perfect example of love and purity and seeks to invite the Blessed Mother (and, hence, her divine Son, Jesus Christ), into the home by establishing a spiritual Covenant of Love with her. It encourages its members to have the faith and purity of children, and to think of Mary as their mother.

Schoenstatt "wishes to be understood as a universal vision, comprising time and eternity, this world and the next, the economic, social, ethical, political and religious needs of all people, including the dispossessed, the millions of masses... It wants to help redeem the world not only from its earthly sufferings, but also from sin and from its alienation from God. It tries to do this under the guidance and in the school of Our Lady by applying the original principles of Christianity in a new way to restore the disturbed relationship between the individual person and society, the person and business, the person and technology, and the person and social advancement." - Father Joseph Kentenich

The AltarThe Schoenstatt Movement is present today in many countries besides Germany. Many groups have been formed within the movement where people can join anything from loose groups with sparse meetings to religious orders. Counting everyone that belongs to any group of the Schoenstatt Movement, there are probably more than one million people involved today.Schoenstatt places a great emphasis on the family, and youth, especially, are animportant part ofthe movement.
There are hundreds of Schoenstatt youth groups throughout the world.

The first Schoenstatt Sister to come to Scotland was Sr Xavera in January 1962.
Sr Xavera died in 2008 and is buried in the little cemetery in Schoenstatt.

Ballencleroch House at Campsie Glen
Ballencleroch House at Campsie Glen with the big tree in the foreground
Ballencleroch House at Campsie Glen
Ballencleroch House Campsie Glen
The House with The Old Tree in foreground
The House from The Shrine
Cairn to Fr Kentenich
Close up of Plaque to Fr Kentenich on the Cairn
St Joseph's Cabin
Cairn to Fr Kentenich
Close up of the plaque on the Cairn
St. Joseph's Cabin
St. Joseph's Cabin is the red cedar wooden house between the
main building and the shrine. Here you can relax and make
yourself a cup of tea. There is also a small repository with an
assortment of religious items, books and cards. You are free
to relax and browse here. There are toilets in the cabin.
Close up of the old tree
The Old Tree
"May Our Lady grant you the grace of being at home in Schoenstatt"
(Fr Joseph Kentenich)


Schoenstatt Opening Day -:- The Cemetery -:- The Stations -:- Schoenstatt website