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ROME, José M. Vidal - RD/mda. Audience on 20 August in the Paul VI Hall. A mournful audience at the tragedy in Pope Francis' family with the death of his nephew's wife and his two small children. The emotion in the air is palpable. The Pope makes a reference to the incident and expresses gratitude for the condolences he received. The catechesis focuses on his recent trip to Korea, giving assurance that "Christ does not cancel cultures."
ARGENTINA, Estela Maris Parsi. For weeks, the members of the Mothers’ Branch from Córdoba have read Father Carlos Padilla’s book thoroughly; he is the Schoenstatt National Director in Spain: “One Hundred Years’ Journey: a View of Schoenstatt,” is available on several internet websites as a book and an ebook; it is translated to German, Portuguese, Italian and English.
BRAZIL, Rejane Pereira da Silva. I want to say, after the Pilgrim MTA, Mary entered our lives, and everything changed. From the time I was 13 years old, my grandmother, began in the Movement in the town Son São José (Interlagos – south side of São Paulo). After many difficulties in the family, including domestic violence, my grandmother encouraged my mother to initiate the Movement where we lived (Jd. St. Jude - Interlagos - southern Z. Sao Paulo ). Since then, my father became a changed man, and then I had a happy family. After this, I never left Mary, the Mother, Queen and Victress.
IN A FEW WORDS, Fr. Joaquín Alliende L. Attachments to people, ideas, places. We know that the world of attachments forms the core of experiencing and understanding Schoenstatt.
ARGENTINA, mda. On the 13th of August, during the jubilee year, Nelly Depetris, co-founder of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign in Argentina, died after a serious and difficult illness. Monina Crivelli, her friend and companion from the founding era, the spread, and consolidation of the Campaign in Argentina and so many countries, described her like this: "She was a pioneer of the Campaign, who captured the spirit as very few had the grace through Father Esteban, and with whom I shared so many experiences in the National Campaign Team, lots of meetings and pilgrimages to Santa María."
IN A FEW WORDS, Fr. Joaquín Alliende. Upon becoming the new archbishop for the enormous metropolis of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Bergoglio announced his entire future pastoral plan, which can be summarised in three points. The first element was one of his linguistic inventions.
org. Every part of the Church, and many others outside of her - believers or non-believers - have received Pope Francis` clear and hope-filled words. They are also words that motivate us to assume the responsibility we all have to build a world in accordance to the Will of God, in the strength of the Spirit and through the way of Christ. Cardinals and bishops, priests, men and women religious, novices and seminarians, families, the youth and elderly, communities and institutes have received this challenge to go out "onto the street" to take - not a utopian hope - but concrete deeds in living evangelization projects to all men and women wherever they may be. And if they are on the "outskirts" then we have to go there, with all the risks and dangers it may include. He repeats to us constantly: I prefer an injured church, because she goes out to serve, to a Church that is sick because of her self-absorption. Testimony to this can be found in the section of Schoenstatt.org where on a weekly basis texts are selected which motivate us on our own pilgrimage toward the 2014 Jubilee. Undoubtedly, because we are the Church, these words are also directed to us. How happy must our Father not be with this missionary impetus which is given to us from the very heart of the Church! (Fr. José María García)
Fr. Javier Arteaga. We are only 61 days away from October 18th, the day on which we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Covenant of Love sealed by Father Kentenich and the young sodalists with the Blessed Virgin Mary in the old Schoenstatt chapel on October 18, 1914. We will celebrate and we will give thanks because through that consecration, Mary “took possession of and established herself in” that little chapel in the Schoenstatt Valley, transforming the chapel into her Shrine. Beginning with that Covenant of Love between the sodalists and the Blessed Virgin, “a Family, a new spiritual way of life in the Church and a charism for our times” emerged (Pilgrimage Prayer 2014).
Last Pope Francis Tweets
- 26/08/2014 - 09:26 God’s love is unbounded: it has no limits!
- 23/08/2014 - 08:23 Christians knows how to give. Their lives are filled with generous acts – often hidden – towards their neighbour.
- 21/08/2014 - 09:21 Let us ask the Lord for this grace: that our hearts become free and filled with light, so that we can rejoice as children of God.
- 19/08/2014 - 08:02 한국의 친구들이여, 고맙습니다. 하느님의 뜻에 따라 저는 곧 아시아에 다시 올 것입니다. #Philippines #SriLanka
- 19/08/2014 - 08:00 Thank you, my friends in Korea. God willing, I will be back in Asia very soon. #Philippines #SriLanka