• 21 2018 February

    Walk!

    CRUZADA DE MARIA, Juan Pablo Leucke • Last Monday, they reached the goal. On 20 January, 120 young men from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico, Spain, Germany, and Portugal deepened in the Cruzada de María, on the seventh edition of a journey consisting of walking 400 kilometers and crossing the Andes Mountain Range, from the Mendoza shrine to the

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  • 20 2018 February

    Change of date for Gathering of Marriage Educators of FAF in Costa Rica

    COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez • The date for the First International Gathering of Marriage Educators and the Family Federation has been changed for organizational reasons, and it now will be held from 12-15 April 2018, in San José, Costa Rica, at the Schoenstatt Movement House, adjacent to the “Family of Hope” Shrine. Last October, Costa Rica extended an invitation

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  • 20 2018 February

    Fasting and Praying for Africa

    SOUTH AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel On 15 February, Pope Francis announced that Friday 23 February would be a day of prayer and fasting for the resolution of the conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  — For many of us, these places are very far away and it is difficult to feel empathy for people

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  • 18 2018 February

    Three keywords to “rekindle the believer’s heart:” Pause, see, return

    LENT 2018 WITH POPE FRANCIS • Pope Francis presided over the Penitential Procession and Holy Mass on Ash Wednesday, calling on us to pause, to take notice of the inharmonious chords of our Christian lives and return trustfully to the waiting arms of the merciful Father. His message: Pause, see, and return! The Lord will give you a new

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  • 17 2018 February

    2018’s first three

    PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta • 31 January 2018, a hot afternoon, Mother of Tupãrenda House prepared for the graduation of three participants, the first of 2018. The other companions were also very expectant of what was going to happen, since it was the first experience for some. All of them were dressed in their best clothes, and the brand-new graduates

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  • 17 2018 February

    The most exciting moments of my life helping the Pope “click”

    MISIÓN ROMA, Ricardo Villalba • Three days from finishing an incredible year spent with ““Misión Roma”, Ricardo, “Riky,” Villalba received the gift he had waited for during 12 months: during the Angelus, in front of everyone in St. Peter’s Square, he held the tablet and helped the Pope “click” his registration, thus inaugurating World Youth Day registration, WYD Panama

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  • 15 2018 February

    Priests evangelizing in the world of surfing with this initiative

    ARGENTINA, by Giselle Vargas, ACI Prensa, and Claudia Echenique • Fr. Santiago Arriola is convinced that “our entire life, in all its expressions and dimensions, asks for and can be evangelized,” thus, along with Fr. Pablo Etchepareborda, they decided to initiate a “Surfing Ministry” on Argentina’s Mar del Plata. While it is in the “process of development” without any

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Walk!

CRUZADA DE MARIA, Juan Pablo Leucke • Last Monday, they reached the goal. On 20 January, 120 young men from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico, Spain, Germany, and Portugal deepened in the Cruzada de María, on the seventh edition of a journey

February 21, 2018

Pray for Synod

Pray for Synod: are we going to unite with this great initiative?

SYNOD 2018, María Fischer • On the 31st of December the large survey in preparation for Synod 2018 ended. Now what? “Join us, dedicate a prayer for Synod 2018. One prayer. Each day. The whole world. Together we are Church.” This invitation for the initiative, “Pray for Synod” extended from its website as well as other social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), invites young people, older people and the entire Church to accompany the preparation for the Synod about Youths—Faith and Discernment in October 2018— with a network of prayer. “It is a question of being able to live a […]

January 20, 2018

Towards the Youth Synod 2018

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Hey, young person, Francis wants to listen to you… Daniel Rodríguez, Venezuela

TOWARDS THE YOUTH SYNOD: “Hey guys: Pope Francis wants to listen to you”• My name is Daniel Rodríguez, from Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela. I was born on 29 August 2002 and I’m 16 years old. My concern is about being an Orion

October 14, 2017
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Covenant Life

Change of date for Gathering of Marriage Educators of FAF in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez • The date for the First International Gathering of Marriage Educators and the Family Federation has been changed for organizational reasons, and it now will be held from 12-15 April 2018, in San José, Costa Rica, at the

February 20, 2018

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Chiara Lubich: to love in action

Focolare Movement • On the 10th anniversary (2008-2018) of the death of Focolare’s founder, the Movement is highlighting the contribution made by the charism of unity in the field of social responsibility. Let us make our own the saying: “to love in

February 11, 2018
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Fasting and Praying for Africa

SOUTH AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel On 15 February, Pope Francis announced that Friday 23 February would be a day of prayer and fasting for the resolution of the conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  — For many of us, these places are very far away

February 20, 2018

Campaign

There are many wayside shrines, but we want a Shrine

ARGENTINA, Inés Petiti • For many years, the Schoenstatt Family from the Corrientes province has dreamed of building a Shrine. There are many wayside shrines in these lands in northeast Argentina, the next one more beautiful than the other, but the closest

February 4, 2018

Missions

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Reaching out from the La Plata Shrine: 20 years of Family Missions

ARGENTINA, Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi, Maria Fischer • Accompanied by prayers and capital of grace of many people from La Plata and elsewhere made the Family Missions this year special with this touch of jubilee since it was the twentieth time that

February 8, 2018
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Kentenich

The Year of Father Kentenich, a new advent

Fr. Guillermo Carmona • Soon we will begin the time of Advent[1].  The Virgin is on the way.  She is like a closed ciborium filled with the Lord.  Nobody knows it, only Joseph, her cousin, Elizabeth and her husband Zachary, and perhaps

December 30, 2017

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“The Blessed Mother will get you there, old man…”

ORIGINAL SHRINE, Raúl González Paredes, Paraguay • During the month of October, I was in several cities of Germany on business. The truth is that upon noticing the emotion on Carmen’s face (my group leader), because of my trip to Germany and

February 4, 2018
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Pope Francis – Recent Tweets

  • I wish you all a fruitful Lenten journey, and I ask you to pray for me and my collaborators as we begin our week of Spiritual Exercises.
  • Only those able to acknowledge their mistakes and ask pardon receive understanding and forgiveness from others.
  • The message of Jesus is troubling and disturbs us because it challenges worldly religious power and stirs consciences.