• 25 2017 March

    It began 30 years ago… Steiermark’s Home Shrines’ Celebration

    AUSTRIA, Alois Konrad via schoenstatt.at Thirty years ago, on February 14, 1987, it began in the middle of Steiermark with one brave family together with Sister Elmengard and Father Tilmann Beller… “Our Homes – preferred places of God’s work: warming – shaping – radiating!” Summer holidays in Steiermark – hurrah! One last look at the home shrine – and off

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  • 23 2017 March

    Together for Europe – Network of ecumenical initiatives for Europe broadens on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

    Together for Europe, Beatriz Lauenroth • The “European Adventure” officially began 60 years ago with the signing of the Treaties of Rome. On the 25th March 1957, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy and the Benelux Countries signed a series of contracts laying “the foundations of an ever-closer union among the peoples of Europe“ (Preamble to the Treaty).

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  • 23 2017 March

    Because he loves me very much and I also love him

    PARAGUAY, Ismelda Verónica Vázquez Gonzales and Agustín Saldívar Orrego • “Fr. Pedro Kühlcke celebrated at a Sunday Mass in Tupãrendá. After Mass, Fr. Pedro told us a little about the Prison Ministry at C.E. I. (Itauguá Educational Center), the juvenile detention center, and he invited us to participate, as only he can do it. I felt the message was

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  • 20 2017 March

    Brazil welcomes its first Schoenstatt Shrine of the new century!

    BRAZIL, Ana Christina Melquíades • A new shrine is under construction in Caieiras, in the state of Sao Paulo – Brazil; we joyfully invite the entire International Schoenstatt Family to participate in the graces of this new throne for our Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress. The construction of the Schoenstatt Shrine in Caieiras is a thirty-year dream of

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  • 20 2017 March

    We pray with Pope Francis

    POPE FRANCIS’ INTENTIONS • After the Angelus on Sunday 12 March, on the second Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis expressed his pain and closeness with the people of Guatemala after the fire at the Virgen de la Asunción children’s shelter on 8 March, which claimed the lives of 40 people, most of them minors who lived there, and left

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  • 20 2017 March

    At Belmonte, we pray daily for Pope Francis

    BELMONTE ROME, Maria Fischer  • The “Shrine of all of us,” Belmonte Rome’s Shrine, is adorned for Lent – like all the world’s shrines. There are a few purple flowers… Holy Lent has begun that will lead us with our Lord to experience the sorrow and glory of the greatest love of him who gave his life for his

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  • 20 2017 March

    ‎Costa Rica has its Shrine!

    COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • On 18 March 2017, after almost 20 years of waiting, conquest, and commitment the greatly desired day finally arrived: Costa Rica has its first shrine! On the morning of this Covenant Day, the Archbishop of San José, José Rafael Quirós Quirós blessed the “Family of Hope” Shrine accompanied by the Bishop of Alajuela, Ángel

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Because he loves me very much and I also love him

PARAGUAY, Ismelda Verónica Vázquez Gonzales and Agustín Saldívar Orrego • “Fr. Pedro Kühlcke celebrated at a Sunday Mass in Tupãrendá. After Mass, Fr. Pedro told us a little about the Prison Ministry at C.E. I. (Itauguá Educational Center), the juvenile detention center,

March 23, 2017

Covenant Life

It began 30 years ago… Steiermark’s Home Shrines’ Celebration

AUSTRIA, Alois Konrad via schoenstatt.at Thirty years ago, on February 14, 1987, it began in the middle of Steiermark with one brave family together with Sister Elmengard and Father Tilmann Beller… “Our Homes – preferred places of God’s work: warming – shaping –

March 25, 2017

Something to think about

Jesus on Good Friday before Pontius Pilate, on a stained glass window in the cathedral of Brussels, Belgium. This window was created in the 19th Century. No property release is required.

A Lenten journey in search of Truth

By Sarah-Leah Pimentel, Cape Town, South Africa There is a story that goes like this: A wicked king wanted to destroy his people’s faith in God. So he called his wisest advisors and asked them where they could hide the truth of

March 10, 2017
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Together for Europe – Network of ecumenical initiatives for Europe broadens on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

Together for Europe, Beatriz Lauenroth • The “European Adventure” officially began 60 years ago with the signing of the Treaties of Rome. On the 25th March 1957, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy and the Benelux Countries signed a series of contracts laying “the foundations of an ever-closer union

March 23, 2017

Kentenich

A personal attachment to the Founder leading to an encounter with his paternity and also to his prophecy

Interview with Fr. Angel Strada who was Postulator for the Cause of Beatification for Father Joseph Kentenich until January of 2017. The interview, first published on the German national website in December, and later in five languages on schoenstatt.org, had a strong

March 10, 2017

Original Shrine

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A Paraguayan on the road of life as a Brother of Mary

SCHOENSTATT/PARAGUAY, Sebastián Denis • Sunday, 8 January, was a day of special graces for Schoenstatt. On 8 January, Paraguay and many other countries celebrated the Feast of the Lord’s Epiphany. In Schoenstatt, Robert Gonzales, a Paraguayan, lawyer, member of the Judicial Branch,

January 18, 2017
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First Covenant Day 2017: Santa Rita hosts a special visitor

PARAGUAY, Amada Girett with Maria Fischer • Santa Rita, the Alto Paraná city that has two wayside shrines (both are already a part of the digital mosaic of the Original Pilgrim Mother in Belmonte’s Joao Pozzobon Hall), experienced a visit by the

January 27, 2017

Belmonte

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At Belmonte, we pray daily for Pope Francis

BELMONTE ROME, Maria Fischer  • The “Shrine of all of us,” Belmonte Rome’s Shrine, is adorned for Lent – like all the world’s shrines. There are a few purple flowers… Holy Lent has begun that will lead us with our Lord to

March 20, 2017
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Pope Francis – Recent Tweets

  • If we learn to read everything in the light of the Holy Spirit, we realize that everything is grace!
  • Caring for the sacred gift of all human life, from conception to death, is the best way of preventing every type of violence.
  • Lent is a favourable season for deepening our spiritual life through fasting, prayer and almsgiving.