A spiritually inspiring podcast for all members of the Schoenstatt Movement. Author and host Julia Monnin shares thoughts and insights on practical ways of living out the Covenant of Love in everyday life and gives simple explanations about the spirituality of the apostolic movement founded by Fr. Joseph Kentenich in Schoenstatt, Germany in 1914.
Episode 19: Tune is as author and host Julia Monnin shares some of the practical ways listeners of this show strive to live out their Covenant of Love in their everyday lives. This is Part 2 of the "Living the Covenant" series. Let us learn from one another!
Episode 18: Tune is as author and host Julia Monnin celebrates the 106th anniversary of the Schoenstatt Movement by sharing some of the practical ways she strives to live out her Covenant of Love in her everyday life. And be sure to tune in next month for Part 2, where she shares what other listeners are doing to live out theirs. Let us learn from one another!
Episode 17: What is Membership Dedication in the Schoenstatt Movement? Tune in as author and host Julia Monnin sits down with special guest Susan Bernhold (Diocesan Leader of the Schoenstatt Mother's League in Ohio) as the two take a closer look at this question while welcoming 18 of the Movement's newest Members in the Mother's League.
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"Members come from the ranks of the associate members who feel that they are called to a stronger leadership role in the League. After an appropriate time of growth into Schoenstatt, they are accepted at the 'membership dedication.' This dedication is a moment of further growth into the covenant of love. Members take on greater commitments in the League and generally form the leadership backbone of the League’s activities (leadership circle, membership circle or the like). Their commitments are:
- a permanent apostolate in keeping with their state in life,
- permanent striving for sanctity through the use of the educational tools proper to the movement: Personal Ideal, Particular Examination, Spiritual Daily Order with written control, and a monthly report, if possible, to a stable confessor,
- committed participation in the community of the League: if possible in a Schoenstatt group, in the activities organized by the diocesan branch of the League to which one belongs, in the leadership or membership circle to the extent this is possible."
Episode 16: “Nothing without you. Nothing without us.” - Taken from the founding document of the Schoenstatt Movement, the Promises and Requests of Mary give those who make their Covenant of Love a beautiful foundational piece of their covenantal relationship with our Mother Thrice Admirable. On this episode author and host Julia Monnin reviews the 6 promises and 6 requests of Mary and invites listeners to enter more fully into carrying out at least one of these requests daily.
Episode 15: "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:10). - On this episode author and host Julia Monnin takes a look at the Scripture passages found in Matthew 5:1-12 and Acts 5:12-42 as she reminds listeners not to fear the persecution that sometimes finds us in this world but to instead "rejoice that [you have been] considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name" (Acts 5:41).
Episode 14: "The Schoenstatt Movement is a powerhouse of grace." Often this statement is the lived reality of members making their Covenant of Love and of the many persons making pilgrimages to the Schoenstatt Shrines. Tune is as author and host Julia Monnin sits down with special guest Dr. Joey Miles as he shares his own personal example of the "powerhouse of graces" he received while visiting the Schoenstatt Daughter Shrine in Austin, TX back in 2017.
Episode 13: "The Schoenstatt Movement is a powerhouse of grace." Often this statement is the lived reality of members making their Covenant of Love and of the many persons making pilgrimages to the Schoenstatt Shrines. Tune is as author and host Julia Monnin shares examples of the "powerhouse of graces" she has received while visiting some of the Daughter Shrines in the movement and introduces you to one of the most miraculous of them all, her 2 ½ year old son AJ.
* CORRECTION: You'll notice on this episode that I'm not great with dates. (Sorry about that!) With that being said, my first pregnancy (which resulted in a miscarriage) was in 2011, not in 2013.
Episode 12: Ever wonder why you have a tendency to react a certain way in certain situations? Why one person might prefer to be in charge and call all of the shots while another would much rather stay hidden and let someone else make all of the decisions? Having a basic understanding of the four temperaments might help! Listen in as author and host Julia Monnin presents this class to a group of college students and you might just learn along the way which of the four temperaments God gave you. (For class related handouts, contact Julia via her website at www.theworldisnoisy.com or on Facebook @ Julia Monnin, Author.)
Episode 11: Tune in as author and host Julia Monnin bears her heart and soul about the recent cancellation of all publicly celebrated Catholic Masses and looks to the Blessed Mother for strength and guidance as she prayerfully responds to the question, "Now what?".
Episode 10: As we grow spiritually the Lord slowly teaches us how to transition from resisting suffering to accepting, and even embracing, it. Join author and host Julia Monnin on this month's podcast as we prepare for the upcoming season of Lent and learn how we can better imitate Mary. Yes, even at the foot of the cross.
Episode 9: An elevator speech is a short description of something that explains the concept in a way such that any listener can understand it in a short period of time. What is your elevator speech when it comes to describing the Schoenstatt Movement? Tune in as author and host Julia Monnin wonders about this herself and encourages all active members in Schoenstatt to consider how they would describe this Movement to someone who knows nothing about it.
Episode 8: What was (and still is) Mary's mission and how does her mission relate to our own? Tune in as author and host Julia Monnin shares thoughts and insights related to these questions and wonders if pure devotion to Mary really is a "shortcut" on the soul's journey to Christ.
Episode 7: Tune in as author and host Julia Monnin has a conversation with Sr. Danielle Peters and Fr. John Larson about their newly released book "Mother Thrice Admirable: An Introduction to the Mariology of Fr. Joseph Kentenich."
Episode 6: What is a "supernatural instinct" and how does it become awakened? Tune in as author and host Julia Monnin discusses some of Fr. Kentenich's thoughts on the Visitation of the Blessed Mother to Elizabeth and unfolds the meaning of the following words from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein): "To speak to God is easier by nature for woman than for man because a natural desire lives in her to give herself completely to someone."
Episode 5: "I will be there God and they will be my people." Listen as author and host Julia Monnin unfolds the Covenant in Salvation History and explains how the "Covenant of Love" with Mary is an extension of the Covenant with God.
Episode 4: What does the story of the Visitation teach us about, what Schoenstatt calls, "Mission Consciousness"? Learn more on this podcast as author and host Julia Monnin shares thoughts on the importance of discovering (and living out) your role in God's plan.
Episode 1: Author and host, Julia Monnin introduces herself and gives listeners an idea of what to expect on The Schoenstatt Way of Life Podcast. She also spends a little time talking about the three graces from the Shrine: the grace of Inner Transformation, the grace of Apostolic Zeal, and the grace of Being at Home.