• 22 2017 May

    100 houses: a small neighborhood of solidarity

    By Maria Fischer and Ani Souberlich • “Thirty more stars were blessed on Friday, 12 May for the carpet of stars located at the north entrance of the Cologne Cathedral. The twenty-five small and the five large stars were donated this spring,” this was Cologne’s Domradio radio message. Among them, there was also a star from 1. FC Köln

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  • 22 2017 May

    “From Krakow to Panama: the Synod journeying with the young ” – Letter to Youth and Directors

    VATICAN, Fr. Alexandre Awi, ISch, Brazilian Boys’ Youth Director, via jumasbrasil.com.br• Dear young people and Schoenstatt Youth leaders! “From Krakow to Panama: The Synod journeying with the young” This was the motto for the meeting that brought together 350 participants from 102 countries on 5-9 April in Rome. Each ecclesial movement (more than 40 were present) and each Bishops’ Conference

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  • 17 2017 May

    Prayer is the best fuel for University life

    COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa University life has a rhythm, sometimes it is very dizzying, many would consider it impossible to think that students would have time to pray. In Costa Rica “Tempranitos del INCAE (INCAE Early- birds) believe that prayer is precisely the best fuel to sustain the different aspects of life during the time at university.

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  • 17 2017 May

    Let us pray with Pope Francis: the rosary for peace

    POPE FRANCIS’ INTENTIONS FOR CURRENT NEEDS • On Sunday 7 May, Pope Francis asked thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square to pray the Rosary for peace during the month of May. After praying the Regina Coeli for the first Sunday of May, Pope Francis said: “In this month of May we pray the Rosary particularly for peace.

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  • 17 2017 May

    The Mother of God’s influence: Schoenstatt’s Daughter Shrine in Ulm celebrates 70 Years

    GERMANY,  Bernhard Hyneck • The daughter Shrine in Ulm-Söflingen, affectionately called the Chapel, is celebrating its anniversary.  The chapel has stood on top of the mountain with a view over the city of Ulm for 70 years, not like most Schoenstatt Shrines in Germany that are only 50 years or 60 years old. This event is to be celebrated

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  • 17 2017 May

    New Man Crusade 2017

    BRAZIL, Boys’ Youth Paraná • For the nineteenth time, Holy Week of Jumas Paraná was filled with self-giving and sacrifice with the New Man Crusade, a walk of some kilometers, annually since 1999. And over the last few years, the number of young boys continues to grow. In the 2017 edition and with the motto: “No longer I, but

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  • 17 2017 May

    Candy and smiles- an Easter of Solidarity

    BRAZIL, Reginaldo Leite • At the branch meeting, the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth from Cornélio Procópio decided that they would embrace the Easter of Solidarity Project, and it was done. The Allies Group of Pedro Paulo and Elcio Faria took the lead, and they worked hard for some months. The boys made a brochure, they created a website, and they

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Schoenstatt - Reaching out

100 houses: a small neighborhood of solidarity

By Maria Fischer and Ani Souberlich • “Thirty more stars were blessed on Friday, 12 May for the carpet of stars located at the north entrance of the Cologne Cathedral. The twenty-five small and the five large stars were donated this spring,”

May 22, 2017

Covenant Life

The Mother of God’s influence: Schoenstatt’s Daughter Shrine in Ulm celebrates 70 Years

GERMANY,  Bernhard Hyneck • The daughter Shrine in Ulm-Söflingen, affectionately called the Chapel, is celebrating its anniversary.  The chapel has stood on top of the mountain with a view over the city of Ulm for 70 years, not like most Schoenstatt Shrines

May 17, 2017

Something to think about

Jesus on Good Friday before Pontius Pilate, on a stained glass window in the cathedral of Brussels, Belgium. This window was created in the 19th Century. No property release is required.

A Lenten journey in search of Truth

By Sarah-Leah Pimentel, Cape Town, South Africa There is a story that goes like this: A wicked king wanted to destroy his people’s faith in God. So he called his wisest advisors and asked them where they could hide the truth of

March 10, 2017
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“From Krakow to Panama: the Synod journeying with the young ” – Letter to Youth and Directors

VATICAN, Fr. Alexandre Awi, ISch, Brazilian Boys’ Youth Director, via jumasbrasil.com.br• Dear young people and Schoenstatt Youth leaders! “From Krakow to Panama: The Synod journeying with the young” This was the motto for the meeting that brought together 350 participants from 102 countries on 5-9 April in Rome. Each ecclesial movement

May 22, 2017

Kentenich

The “Father Joseph Kentenich Reading Club” is founded in Encarnación

PARAGUAY, Sonia and José Zaracho • After a great deal of contemplating as to how we could weave together some lines about everything that she has taught us, transmitted, and shown us about our Father and Founder… today, almost a month since

May 4, 2017

Original Shrine

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“I will draw youthful hearts to myself…..” – It’s time

Fr. Afonso Wosny, Brazil • Many people from our International Schoenstatt Family who were at the 100th anniversary of the Covenant of Love in Schoenstatt fondly remember with gratitude all the support, enthusiasm and dedication they saw in the youth volunteers who

April 12, 2017
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Let’s stop being a sedentary Church; let’s get out of our comfort zone

ARGENTINA, Cristina White • From 13-20 April, we traveled with Maria Fischer to the Pehuajó, Nueve de Julio, Henderson and Bragado communities in the Diocese of Nueve de Julio. This diocese is as large as Switzerland, and it is where Fr. Esteban

May 17, 2017

Belmonte

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An afternoon retreat in the school of Mary, an experience of Belmonte

ROMA BELMONTE, by Fr. Rolando Montes de Oca • The Church Fathers described Lent as an ascent of a hill towards Easter. This is a forty-day journey where renew our strength so that we don’t give up or choose the wrong path.

April 2, 2017
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