• 07 2016 December

    “You will send us the vocations who pledge themselves for your Kingdom” (Heavenwards)

    Maria Fischer and Fr. Egon Zillekens • “Today an elderly lady told me that she prays the Rosary for our intentions in the early evening because it is too late and dark at 8 p.m.!” Fr Zillekens said on Thursday evening during the first hour of prayer for vocations for Schoenstatt. This intention, which was publicised in a letter

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  • 06 2016 December

    Latest news(letter) from Belmonte, the Shrine of All of Us in Rome

    Letter from Belmonte Dear Schoenstatt Family of Belmonte, Rome, There is not much news to relate since the last letter, but the few things that have happened have been very important to me. This concerns visitors which whom I could spend time and share their expectations of Belmonte. We were visited by members of the Focolare Movement, specifically women

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  • 06 2016 December

    Pope Francis’ Little Cross

    Maria Fischer • The title of one book could be translated as “Outdated Model”, or it could also be “Setting sail”; the other book is entitled “Living with Mary”. Both are about the Pope from the “end of the world”, the Pope without a doctorate or a career in the Roman Curia, who with his message of mercy creates

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  • 04 2016 December

    From Bogotá Colombia, we crowned the Blessed Mother!

    COLOMBIA, Alida Becerra and Fanny Bravo • During the National Gathering of Servants of the Bogotá, Colombia Schoenstatt Family held last August, the idea emerged to crown the Blessed Mother as Queen of the future shrine of Bogotá. We set a goal of 4,000 prayers: “Let Us Walk Like You Through Life” and “Confidence Prayer.” The desire of our

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  • 04 2016 December

    Worldwide Gathering of Schoenstatt Men in Portugal: Just do it!

    PORTUGAL, Helder Castro Valente • Within the centenary commemoration of the Fatima Apparitions, in 2017, the Men’s Branch from Portugal – Aveiro and Lisbon – is organizing a Worldwide Gathering of Schoenstatt Men, which will be held 28-31 May 2017. We are waiting for you! With “Schoenstatt Men, new forgers of the future,” as a motto taken from a

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  • 04 2016 December

    It is time for mercy…for the youths of Mother of Tupãrendá House

    PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer with Ani Souberlich • “They told me, and I forgot it, I saw it, and I understood it; I did it, and I learned it.” This how it is every day in what the youths do at Mother of Tupãrendá House. Today we learned to make buns for hot dogs, bread for pork loin and our

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  • 04 2016 December

    Three years of Covenant with Mary

    ECUADOR, Montse de Martínez • On the radiant morning of 8 November, 450 students from the Schools of the Charitable Society of Women from Guayaquil sealed their Covenant of Love with the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt. It was the third consecutive year; 1,330 youths, full of joy and good resolutions for our heavenly Mother, have already consecrated themselves.

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Covenant Life

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From Bogotá Colombia, we crowned the Blessed Mother!

COLOMBIA, Alida Becerra and Fanny Bravo • During the National Gathering of Servants of the Bogotá, Colombia Schoenstatt Family held last August, the idea emerged to crown the Blessed Mother as Queen of the future shrine of Bogotá. We set a goal

December 4, 2016
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Something to think about

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America’s new president — what’s that got to do with us?

by Sarah-Leah Pimentel, Cape Town, South Africa, member of the Editorial Board of schoenstatt.org • This week, the world has witnessed one of the most contentious elections of recent times. America’s election was foreshadowed by a mud-slinging contest between Hillary Clinton and

November 13, 2016
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Francis - Church

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Latest news(letter) from Belmonte, the Shrine of All of Us in Rome

Letter from Belmonte Dear Schoenstatt Family of Belmonte, Rome, There is not much news to relate since the last letter, but the few things that have happened have been very important to me. This concerns visitors which whom I could spend time and share their expectations of Belmonte. We were

December 6, 2016
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Kentenich

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Living the Covenant of Love in ‘Impersonal Times’

Sarah-Leah Pimentel, Cape Town, South Africa • Over the last few weeks, I have spent my weekly Adoration hour meditating on a series of Fr. Kentenich’s sermons given in 1962 to the German immigrant community in Milwaukee (Exchange of Hearts, translated by

November 27, 2016
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Original Shrine

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“You will send us the vocations who pledge themselves for your Kingdom” (Heavenwards)

Maria Fischer and Fr. Egon Zillekens • “Today an elderly lady told me that she prays the Rosary for our intentions in the early evening because it is too late and dark at 8 p.m.!” Fr Zillekens said on Thursday evening during

December 7, 2016
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Campaign

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At the service of the life of the church: The Campaign linked to João Pozzobon’s Room already has more than 100 wayside shrines.

By Maria Fischer, with Ana Echevarría  and Mercedes Bonorino • It began with a wayside shrine; it was an incredibly simple wooden wayside shrine, with a plaque of the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt. It is a wayside shrine, which on 8

November 27, 2016
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Belmonte

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Latest news(letter) from Belmonte, the Shrine of All of Us in Rome

Letter from Belmonte Dear Schoenstatt Family of Belmonte, Rome, There is not much news to relate since the last letter, but the few things that have happened have been very important to me. This concerns visitors which whom I could spend time

December 6, 2016
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