• 01 2016 July

    Oppose the Centrifugal Forces of Fear with Togetherness in Hope

    TOGETHER FOR EUROPE – press release June 30, 2016 • Christian communities and Movements can bring together a Europe that is increasingly polarised. This was the message of Evangelical-Lutheran Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm during the first morning of the Congress of Collaborators in the Ecumenical network “Together for Europe” in Munich.  Seventeen hundred participants from two hundred Christian communities and

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    TOGETHER FOR EUROPE – press release June 30, 2016 • Christian communities and Movements can bring together a Europe that is increasingly polarised. This was the message of Evangelical-Lutheran Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm during the first morning of the Congress of Collaborators in the Ecumenical network “Together for Europe” in Munich.  Seventeen hundred participants from two hundred Christian communities and

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  • 29 2016 June

    18/06/2011 – 06/18/2016: Celebrating “re-birth”

    ITALY, Federico Bauml • Everyone has a birthday, the day they were born. A priest, however, has two birthdays: his actual physical birth, and his ordination, which marks the moment of “re-birth.” Yet there is a difference between birthdays and ordinations: for on the former, it is others who give gifts to the one being celebrated, and for the

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    ITALY, Federico Bauml • Everyone has a birthday, the day they were born. A priest, however, has two birthdays: his actual physical birth, and his ordination, which marks the moment of “re-birth.” Yet there is a difference between birthdays and ordinations: for on the former, it is others who give gifts to the one being celebrated, and for the

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  • 26 2016 June

    Flooding at the Original Shrine – Once Again! And Wonderful Solidarity

    By Fr Egon M. Zillekens, Rector, and Maria Fischer • The pictures of the floods threatening the Original Shrine, and Msgr Peter Wolf’s courageous rescue operations, are still fresh in the minds – and on Saturday, 25th June, the Wambach again broke its banks after cloudbursts, but this time it was worse than before. Within minutes a brown, muddy

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    By Fr Egon M. Zillekens, Rector, and Maria Fischer • The pictures of the floods threatening the Original Shrine, and Msgr Peter Wolf’s courageous rescue operations, are still fresh in the minds – and on Saturday, 25th June, the Wambach again broke its banks after cloudbursts, but this time it was worse than before. Within minutes a brown, muddy

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  • 24 2016 June

    “The Lord has done great things for me”

    COLOMBIA, by Fanny Vásquez • Fanny Vásquez is a coordinator for the Schoenstatt Movement at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Bogotá, Colombia. Her testimony as the Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt’s daughter has been very important for the conversion of many people. My name is Fanny Vásquez, I was born in Bogotá on 15 May 1968, at

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    COLOMBIA, by Fanny Vásquez • Fanny Vásquez is a coordinator for the Schoenstatt Movement at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Bogotá, Colombia. Her testimony as the Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt’s daughter has been very important for the conversion of many people. My name is Fanny Vásquez, I was born in Bogotá on 15 May 1968, at

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  • 24 2016 June

    Jesus’ disciples…the lilies

    PARAGUAY, by Johana and Horacio Chávez Tottil • It was a chilly morning in Tupãrenda, but it was sunny. From the beginning of Holy Mass in Most Holy Trinity Church, the warmth of the youths’ was evident with the Girls’ Youth flags during the procession and they were present during the liturgy, because this Holy Mass was a “conquest”

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    PARAGUAY, by Johana and Horacio Chávez Tottil • It was a chilly morning in Tupãrenda, but it was sunny. From the beginning of Holy Mass in Most Holy Trinity Church, the warmth of the youths’ was evident with the Girls’ Youth flags during the procession and they were present during the liturgy, because this Holy Mass was a “conquest”

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  • 22 2016 June

    Twentieth Anniversary of Karl Leisner’s Beatification

    By Msgr Peter Wolf, DD • Today, the 23 July, twenty years will have passed since Pope John Paul II beatified Karl Leisner in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. I was present and can recall how at the beginning of the Mass the Bishop of Munster, obviously departing from the planned programme, introduced Karl with enthusiastic and engaging words.

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    By Msgr Peter Wolf, DD • Today, the 23 July, twenty years will have passed since Pope John Paul II beatified Karl Leisner in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. I was present and can recall how at the beginning of the Mass the Bishop of Munster, obviously departing from the planned programme, introduced Karl with enthusiastic and engaging words.

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  • 22 2016 June

    Spiritual paternity

    Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, Prison Ministry, Paraguay • Sometime ago, Pepito was finally able to tell me his life story:  “I was eleven years old when my parents separated.  My father is an alcoholic; he abused my mother until she could no longer take it.  I decided to go live with him, because I knew that he would not place

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    Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, Prison Ministry, Paraguay • Sometime ago, Pepito was finally able to tell me his life story:  “I was eleven years old when my parents separated.  My father is an alcoholic; he abused my mother until she could no longer take it.  I decided to go live with him, because I knew that he would not place

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Come Holy Spirit, and with Mary transform hearts of stone

ARGENTINA, by Rosita Ciola • This year El Palomar experienced a wonderful Pentecost!  The Holy Spirit was intensely present and along with Mary left an extremely special gift… Mary, head of the Cenacle The community of St. Michael the Archangel, which belongs

June 22, 2016
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Covenant Life

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18/06/2011 – 06/18/2016: Celebrating “re-birth”

ITALY, Federico Bauml • Everyone has a birthday, the day they were born. A priest, however, has two birthdays: his actual physical birth, and his ordination, which marks the moment of “re-birth.” Yet there is a difference between birthdays and ordinations: for

June 29, 2016
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Something to think about

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Spiritual paternity

Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, Prison Ministry, Paraguay • Sometime ago, Pepito was finally able to tell me his life story:  “I was eleven years old when my parents separated.  My father is an alcoholic; he abused my mother until she could no longer

June 22, 2016
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Oppose the Centrifugal Forces of Fear with Togetherness in Hope

TOGETHER FOR EUROPE – press release June 30, 2016 • Christian communities and Movements can bring together a Europe that is increasingly polarised. This was the message of Evangelical-Lutheran Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm during the first morning of the Congress of Collaborators in the Ecumenical network “Together for Europe” in Munich. 

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Holy Community

By Msgr. Peter Wolf • During the closed conference of the General Presidium on Belmonte in the beginning of December of last year (2015), we visited the former generalate of the Mainzer Vorsehungsschwestern (Sisters of Divine Providence, Mainz). During the turbulent weeks

June 11, 2016
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Original Shrine

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Flooding at the Original Shrine – Once Again! And Wonderful Solidarity

By Fr Egon M. Zillekens, Rector, and Maria Fischer • The pictures of the floods threatening the Original Shrine, and Msgr Peter Wolf’s courageous rescue operations, are still fresh in the minds – and on Saturday, 25th June, the Wambach again broke

June 26, 2016
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Come Holy Spirit, and with Mary transform hearts of stone

ARGENTINA, by Rosita Ciola • This year El Palomar experienced a wonderful Pentecost!  The Holy Spirit was intensely present and along with Mary left an extremely special gift… Mary, head of the Cenacle The community of St. Michael the Archangel, which belongs

June 22, 2016
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Belmonte

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Tomatoes for Belmonte

GERMANY, Maria Fischer • May is Mary’s month in Germany and many other countries. Auxiliary Bishop Michael Gerber, Institute of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests, and many pilgrims celebrated the first May Devotion at the Shrine of Vocations in Freiburg-Merzhausen. Carmen Reinle and her

May 24, 2016
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