Schoenstatt international - welcome!
mev/mda. The Kentenich Educational Centre (CPK) was created on November 18, 2007 and operates under the auspices of the FOUNDATION IN COVENANT , collaborating fully with its mission statement.
ROME/GERMANY, mda. Fr Michael Gerber (43) of the Institute of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests, was today, 12 June, appointed Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Freiburg by Pope Francis. He will be consecrated Bishop on 8 September, the anniversary of the dedication of "all of our shrine" in Belmonte at the International Schoenstatt Centre in Rome, for which the new Auxiliary Bishop has borne special responsibility at the request of his community.
SWITZERLAND, fma. "How we form the future. It depends on the leader." Last month the second Jour Fixe for leaders took place in Quarten under this motto. This is an event in collaboration between the Training Centre, New Schoenstatt, and the international Kentenich Academy for Leaders (IKAF). Lecturers from Germany and participants from Switzerland, Austria, Poland and Germany considered the question of an ideal manager – enough material for a fascinating and enriching afternoon for almost two dozen leaders from business, church and society.
PORTUGAL, Gonçalo Vilela. Another bicycle pilgrimage -- with the Holy Trinity as its theme -- took place at the end of May uniting the Schoenstatt Shrine in Lisbon with the Fatima Shrine, adding 175km to the "Tejo Way."
org. From now on we will publish statements of Pope Frances as our "door to the week" for each step on our way in the everyday life of our pilgrimage. They are statements from the previous week, statements that will inspire us to become increasingly missionary pilgrims, who live in solidarity, who are poor, joyful, open and simple pilgrims who pray for renewal - in and with the Church - renewal in the genuine spirit of the covenant. Without humility there is neither effective service nor inner and genuine renewal. Actually it is very simple, because Francis speaks about the Grace of 2014. Let us pray for this grace.
Fr. José Melo. The news of the Original Shrine truly became an international phenomenon for the entire Schoenstatt Family. On 22 May, the news spread like wildfire via the Internet, e-mail, Facebook andmany other platforms. The joy began timidly, clouded by the doubt of whether the news was true, but little by little, "the shrine is ours" became a jubilant exclamation that united us.
mda. On Sunday the Church all round the world was united in prayer for an hour – for the first simultaneous Eucharistic Adoration. All over the world Catholics united at 5 p.m. Central European Summer Time in Cathedrals, churches and religious houses to pray. Pope Francis led the Eucharistic Adoration in St Peter's, while Catholic churches in more than seventy countries joined in. This hour of common adoration around the globe was one of the climaxes of the Year of Faith, and an historical event, because for the first time in the history of the Church Catholics all over the world spent sixty minutes simultaneously with our Holy Father in Rome to adore our Eucharistic Lord. They were united by the motto: One Lord, one Faith. It was an impressive sign, witness and experience of the unity of the Church.
CHILE, Sr. Yvonne Latsague. Still touched by the immense and undeserved gift that God gave us and the entire International Schoenstatt Family, I want to share the first impressions and celebrations of the Montahue Family in Concepción, Chile, on that joyous day -- 22 May 2013.
In the Year of the Missionary Current...
Give us the strength
a covenant culture
in our world today
and educate us
to be your true missionaries
for this century.