A Welcome from the Director

“Nos Cum Prole Pia, Benedicat Virgo Maria!” Father Josef Kentenich, the founder of the Schoenstatt Movement (1914), greeted his Latin students at the Pallottine minor seminary with this phrase. A suitable translation might be: “Virgin Mary, meek and mild, bless us with your Holy Child!” At Regina Mater, we close our chapel every morning with this call and response just before picking out a “Father Phone” card, which bears a handwritten note from Father Kentenich reminding us of our Marian mission.

A “Father Phone” Card:  You are the one who does the greatest works only through the smallest ones. Josef Kentenich

A “Father Phone” Card: You are the one who does the greatest works only through the smallest ones. Josef Kentenich

To be Marian educators is the soul of our existence as a school. Like her, we want to give a childlike, trusting “yes” to the work of God in the lives of the children, our families, and our own hearts. And we know that as the permanent helpmate of the Lord, she will aid us in our enormous task—far more than we can ask or imagine!

We invite you to join our community in many ways: as enrolled families, as participants in our feast days and talks, as prayer partners, and as donors. I look forward to meeting you and assure you of my prayers!

Under her mantle,

Jarin Schiavolin
Executive Director

In other words, personal relationship with Mary gives education not only a form, but a soul, a person whose heart and soul reaches out to the heart and soul of those who love her. If this happens, it leads to a quantum leap in education. One is not only educating the person in a superficial, hit-and-miss way, but in a way that reaches the depths of the whole person.
— Fr. Jonathan Niehaus, 200 Questions about Schoenstatt