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Gathering with the Father Eye Symbol in New Carlisle

August 28th, 2013

The Father Eye is a ancient symbol which can found on the facades of cathedrals and churches all over Europe such as Aachen Cathedral in Germany, the Santiago Cathedral, or St Vitus Cathedral in Czech Republic.  The symbol is also on display in every Schoenstatt Shrine around the world.  The Father Eye symbolizes how nothing happens in our life without God seeing it, God’s omnipresence, God’s providential care.  In the Gospel of Matthew it speaks of two sparrows being sold for a penny and yet not one of them fall to the ground without God knowing about it.

The Father Eye depicted here is on a world-wide pilgrimage in preparation for the 100th anniversary of  Schoenstatt’s founding in 2014.  This Father Eye symbol will be placed in the Original Shrine after having traveled to 33 countries since 2009.

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Trust

December 15th, 2009

This morning I found myself thinking about trust.  Do I trust?

I pray each morning:

I trust your might, your kindness, Mother dear, I do believe that your are always near. Schoenstatt’s great Queen, O Mother mild, I blindly trust in you and in your Child.

But do I really trust?  When times are difficult that’s when trust is tested.  That’s when I need to be reminded that all things come from the hands of my loving Father.  Whatever happens in my life is either willed or allowed by my heavenly Father.  So my response is to trust.  I’m called to surrender, to allow the day-to-day circumstances to shape and form me into the new man.

Curtis Kneblik, Dayton

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