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All About Mary

Schoenstatt Movement

Aspects of Schoenstatt's Marian Spirituality
Father Jonathan Niehaus 

Published in Marian Studies, Volume 54 (2003)

Pope John Paul II chose his pontificate’s twenty-fifth year to challenge the Church “to contemplate the face of Christ” both in the Rosary and the Eucharist. This contemplation is an essential and integral part of the larger program announced at the conclusion of the Great Jubilee in his Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio Ineunte.i In the encyclical “The Eucharist in the Church,” the pope states states that “To contemplate the face of Christ, and to contemplate it with Mary, is the ‘program’ which I have set before the Church at the dawn of the third millennium, summoning her ‘to put out into the deep’ on the sea of history with the enthusiasm of the new evangelization.”ii

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