The Schoenstatt Sisters have thrown open their doors ever wider in recent months, redoubling their efforts to invite people to discover a sanctuary of grace in this special year.
The Schoenstatt Movement gather at the Mount Richon Shrine once a month to commemorate Covenant Sunday.
Last Covenant Sunday, Movement members gathered to contemplate the face of Christ with Mary, lighting a Year of Grace candle for the purpose.
Fr Joseph Kentenich founded the Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt in Germany as a strong devotion to the Virgin Mary in 1914.
The Schoenstatt Movement is active in 42 countries around the world.
The centre point of the Movement is the Shrine, based on the first shrine in Schoenstatt where the movement began and of which there are 200 replicas of around the world.
In prayer they renew their Schoenstatt Covenant of Love with the Mother Thrice Admirable, which is intrinsic to the Schoenstatt spirituality.
The Schoenstatt Shrine offers three specific graces of Home, Transformation and Mission.
Eucharistic Adoration, available at the Shrine every Friday, originally began with the intention to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life, as well as to pray for the intentions of the diocese.
The Shrine is open daily from 7am to 8pm, on Friday there is 10am Holy Mass followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and silent adoration until 8.15pm.