• 07 2017 December

    A surprising witness: how a First Communion at the Juvenile Detention Center remains in one boy’s soul

    PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke and Maria Fischer • On that 18 October 1914, she promised us: “Then from there I will draw youthful hearts…” Then, when did we prove with our deeds that we really love her? When we go out to take the covenant of love as a covenant of solidarity from the shrine to the peripheries. When

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  • 07 2017 December

    Being a bridge– a new experience of bringing Christ to others

    CHILE, Gustavo Hanna Crespo • Since 2012, seminarians from Major College have had a project of social insertion in the southern area of Santiago, Chile, specifically in the community of Puente Alto. In this same place, the Schoenstatt Fathers’ community has a school that takes care of children, teens and youths from this area. Puente Alto is where the

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  • 07 2017 December

    Madrugadores for Life and Hope, in Cura Brochero’s lands

    ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • Exactly five years from the first Madrugada (Daybreak), on 17 November, the “Madrugadores del Cerro” celebrated with a Holy Mass, the immense loyalty to the Blessed Mother over these past five years, and the perseverance of each one of the men. Providentially the ceremony coincided with the 30th Anniversary of the priestly ordination of their

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  • 07 2017 December

    Numerous topics and intense work in Lima – CIEES 2017

    PERÚ, Fr. Marcelo Aravena • The first workday of IV CIEES Congress in Lima, Perú, began with the Cardinal Primate of Lima, Juan Luis Cipriani. The family, education, the source of work, and the entrepreneur are in a “state of emergency,” affirmed Cardinal Cipriani, in his homily to the participants of the congress during Holy Mass celebrated in the

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  • 06 2017 December

    In covenant solidarity with Johannesburg

    SOUTH AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel • On 2 December I received the sad news that the Schoenstatt Shrine in Johannesburg had been robbed. The thieves had got in through a window and stolen everything containing some kind of metal (probably to be melted or sold), including the tabernacle. Thank God the Schoenstatt Sister who stays on the property was unharmed.

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  • 04 2017 December

    She opens the way, even in the most forgotten places

    ARGENTINA, Alicia Granieri • In Alférez Pedro San Martín, a town never actually took shape. Its life revolves around the train station where the train no longer comes, and the small population is dispersed. This spot, in the Partido de Bahía Blanca, south of the Province of Buenos Aires, is a horticultural area irrigated by the Sauce Chico River,

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  • 04 2017 December

    Impressions from the International Community of Schoenstatt Businessmen and Executives Congress – CIEES

    PERU, Carlos Barrio • The Fourth Congress of the International Community of Schoenstatt Businessmen and Executives (CIEES Spanish acronym) took place on November 3rd and 4th in Lima, Peru.  Peruvian members of CIEES carefully prepared the congress, which was noticed in all the organizational details, and was an excellent event with different countries’ great participation.  Congratulations for an organizational

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Schoenstatt - Reaching out

Pope Francis wants to hear you

Pope Francis wants to listen to you – and so does Schoenstatt.org!

YOUTH. FAITH. DISCERNMENT – Journey to the Synod, Schoenstatt.org base team • If you are a young person between the ages of 16 and 29 living in the world, we don’t need to tell you that today’s world changes quickly. The Church, which is universal, changes quickly and changes with you. The Church needs you so that it can understand the meaning and importance of these changes and make useful proposals based on your experiences of faith. At Schoenstatt.org we don’t want to stand on the side lines of the Synod of Bishops in October 2018 under the motto “Young […]

August 21, 2017

Towards the Youth Synod 2018

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Hey, young person, Francis wants to listen to you… Daniel Rodríguez, Venezuela

TOWARDS THE YOUTH SYNOD: “Hey guys: Pope Francis wants to listen to you”• My name is Daniel Rodríguez, from Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela. I was born on 29 August 2002 and I’m 16 years old. My concern is about being an Orion

October 14, 2017
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Covenant Life

Twenty of Panama’s communities come together to celebrate Schoenstatt work

PANAMÁ, Fer Castro • The “Santa Marta” women’s group from Panama has been working very hard for several years to help strengthen Schoenstatt’s beginnings in that country. On 18 November 2016, the celebration of the first Covenant of Love group was held. 

November 26, 2017

Something to think about

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Each shrine is memory, presence and prophecy

Fr. Guillermo Carmona • Every year on 18 October, we celebrate the patronal feast of our Shrine. The date reminds us of its importance and gives us the opportunity to reflect: how important is this place for me? What do I find

November 4, 2017
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She opens the way, even in the most forgotten places

ARGENTINA, Alicia Granieri • In Alférez Pedro San Martín, a town never actually took shape. Its life revolves around the train station where the train no longer comes, and the small population is dispersed. This spot, in the Partido de Bahía Blanca,

December 4, 2017

Missions

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Safe travels, Piero! Here’s to a successful mission!

ITALY, Gian Francesco Romano “I do not want to imitate someone else, I just want to be the best possible version of Piero.” If not by definition a Personal Ideal, it is something very close to it. Spelling it out repeatedly during

September 30, 2017
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Leading people –Discovering Treasures – Awakening Life

EUROPE, Pilar Bacigalupo, Corina Blankenberg • At the end of August, a pedagogical seminar for educators took place at House Marienau in Schoenstatt.  The participants felt very well taken care of, and in the weeks since, have amassed the fruits of their

October 22, 2017

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It was like more than 100 years ago, in the same place, on the same day

ORIGINAL SHRINE, Andrés Romero • My name is Andrés Romero, I am 19 years old, I am from Paraguay, and I have belonged to the wonderful Schoenstatt Movement for as long I can remember. My parents joined the Movement the same year

October 29, 2017
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Pope Francis – Recent Tweets

  • Christians are called to work concretely in the realities of this world, illuminating them with the light that comes from God.
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