• 30 2016 April

    From the Law to the Ideal

    From Ingeborg and Richard Sickinger, Vienna, Austria • With Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’ post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation about love in the family, a change of paradigm has taken place in pastoral care. A great theme that can be followed through the whole work is a shift of emphasis from the law to the ideal. Cardinal Schönborn, who presented the Papal

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    From Ingeborg and Richard Sickinger, Vienna, Austria • With Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’ post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation about love in the family, a change of paradigm has taken place in pastoral care. A great theme that can be followed through the whole work is a shift of emphasis from the law to the ideal. Cardinal Schönborn, who presented the Papal

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  • 29 2016 April

    “A first hand account” moves: Lions Club Earthquake relief effort for Ecuador

    by Maria Fischer • On Saturday, 23 April, Fr Egon M. Zillekens spoke to the District Gathering of the Lions Club in Saarbrucken about the earthquake in Ecuador, its consequences and its challenges for the people from his former parish near the epicentre. Immediate practical help combined with reflection on the causes of the destruction and chaos to an

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    by Maria Fischer • On Saturday, 23 April, Fr Egon M. Zillekens spoke to the District Gathering of the Lions Club in Saarbrucken about the earthquake in Ecuador, its consequences and its challenges for the people from his former parish near the epicentre. Immediate practical help combined with reflection on the causes of the destruction and chaos to an

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  • 29 2016 April

    New Schoenstatt Father ordained

    BRAZIL, Karen Bueno • “Christ loved me and gave himself for me” (Gal 2:20) is the certainty and motivation behind the vocation of the new Brazilian Schoenstatt Father, Fr. Ailton Brito Alves.  On Saturday 16 April, the Schoenstatt Family, parish community, many friends and family — in Brazil and abroad — gathered for his priestly ordination at the Minor

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    BRAZIL, Karen Bueno • “Christ loved me and gave himself for me” (Gal 2:20) is the certainty and motivation behind the vocation of the new Brazilian Schoenstatt Father, Fr. Ailton Brito Alves.  On Saturday 16 April, the Schoenstatt Family, parish community, many friends and family — in Brazil and abroad — gathered for his priestly ordination at the Minor

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  • 28 2016 April

    Video Message for the Ecumenical Event in Munich from Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew, and Patrons of the EU

    Together for Europe, Press Office – Andrea Fleming • Church leaders support the network “Together for Europe” on 2 July 2016, by sending personal messages; the Council of Europe and the EU Commission confirm their patronage. In the course of the last weeks the official acceptance arrived from the Vatican, and also from the Patriarchate in Istanbul, that Pope

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    Together for Europe, Press Office – Andrea Fleming • Church leaders support the network “Together for Europe” on 2 July 2016, by sending personal messages; the Council of Europe and the EU Commission confirm their patronage. In the course of the last weeks the official acceptance arrived from the Vatican, and also from the Patriarchate in Istanbul, that Pope

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  • 27 2016 April

    Free from prejudice that prevents the expression of mercy

    FRANCIS IN ROME — HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • Many Catholics and pilgrims from various countries again gathered in St. Peter’s Square on the third Wednesday of April to attend Pope Francis’ general audience, where he continued his catechetical series on Mercy in the New Testament.   Complete text of the Holy Father’s catechesis on 20 April 2016 Dear

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    FRANCIS IN ROME — HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • Many Catholics and pilgrims from various countries again gathered in St. Peter’s Square on the third Wednesday of April to attend Pope Francis’ general audience, where he continued his catechetical series on Mercy in the New Testament.   Complete text of the Holy Father’s catechesis on 20 April 2016 Dear

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  • 27 2016 April

    Family, God’s dream

    Fr. Guillermo Carmona, National Director for the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina • A couple of weeks ago, Pope Francis published this exhortation on marriage and family:  The Joy of Love.  A hymn to life and hope.  It’s a good read, particularly during the Easter season when the light shines through the darkness.  I could re-name this exhortation “The Gospel of

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    Fr. Guillermo Carmona, National Director for the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina • A couple of weeks ago, Pope Francis published this exhortation on marriage and family:  The Joy of Love.  A hymn to life and hope.  It’s a good read, particularly during the Easter season when the light shines through the darkness.  I could re-name this exhortation “The Gospel of

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  • 24 2016 April

    Inspiring young hearts and spirits

    INDIA, by Jerin Choondal • As usual every year, Kerala Movement Fathers conducted a teenage camp for both boys and girls called NEW GEN-2016 in Mary Matha Schoenstatt Bhavan, Aloor, Kerala S. India. There were forty-four participants and twelve coordinators for the four-day program. Practical ways to care for the environment The aim was to stir up their spirits,

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    INDIA, by Jerin Choondal • As usual every year, Kerala Movement Fathers conducted a teenage camp for both boys and girls called NEW GEN-2016 in Mary Matha Schoenstatt Bhavan, Aloor, Kerala S. India. There were forty-four participants and twelve coordinators for the four-day program. Practical ways to care for the environment The aim was to stir up their spirits,

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“A first hand account” moves: Lions Club Earthquake relief effort for Ecuador

by Maria Fischer • On Saturday, 23 April, Fr Egon M. Zillekens spoke to the District Gathering of the Lions Club in Saarbrucken about the earthquake in Ecuador, its consequences and its challenges for the people from his former parish near the

April 29, 2016
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Covenant Life

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New Schoenstatt Father ordained

BRAZIL, Karen Bueno • “Christ loved me and gave himself for me” (Gal 2:20) is the certainty and motivation behind the vocation of the new Brazilian Schoenstatt Father, Fr. Ailton Brito Alves.  On Saturday 16 April, the Schoenstatt Family, parish community, many

April 29, 2016
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Something to think about

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From the Law to the Ideal

From Ingeborg and Richard Sickinger, Vienna, Austria • With Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’ post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation about love in the family, a change of paradigm has taken place in pastoral care. A great theme that can be followed through the whole work

April 30, 2016
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From the Law to the Ideal

From Ingeborg and Richard Sickinger, Vienna, Austria • With Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’ post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation about love in the family, a change of paradigm has taken place in pastoral care. A great theme that can be followed through the whole work is a shift of emphasis from the law

April 30, 2016
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Kentenich

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Father Joseph Kentenich, an example of loyalty to the Lord Jesus

VENEZUELA, José Alejandro Molano • My name is José Alejandro, I am training as an Augustinian Recollect, and I am writing to you from Venezuela. It is a great joy for me to tell you about the affection and devotion that I

March 9, 2016
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Original Shrine

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The General Congress of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests is meeting on Mount Moriah

Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests, by Klaus Rennemann and Oskar Bühler • The Fifth General Congress of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests opened with a common Holy Mass in the Original Shrine on Sunday, 17 January 2016. Thirty-four delegates from the

January 24, 2016
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Regional Meeting of the Schoenstatt Family in Sicily: About 1,300 people present

ITALY, via siciliaschoenstatt • On Sunday, April 10 at the Saraceni Hotel – Island of the Women, was held the Regional Conference of the Schoenstatt Family in Sicily. About 1,300 people were present, coming from different dioceses of Sicily: Mazara del Vallo,

April 23, 2016
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Belmonte

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Awaiting Schoenstatt!

ROME – BELMONTE, Fr. Peter Lauer • Does Rome need another ecclesiastical educational centre? Many communities have had to close their houses – and Schoenstatt builds! Why? Out of its shell A creative motif you can repeatedly encounter in Belmonte is the

April 3, 2016
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