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FOR PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND, org. Tras el fuerte llamamiento lanzado el pasado domingo para seguir rezando por la paz en Tierra Santa,the Holy Father personally telephoned President Shimon Peres and President Mahmud Abbas on July 18th, to share his very serious concerns regarding the current conflict involving in particular the Gaza Strip which, in a climate of growing hostility, hatred and suffering for the two populations, is claiming many victims and giving rise to a serious humanitarian emergency.
ARGENTINA, red. In the June Covenant of Love Letter, Father Javier Arteaga, National Director of the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina, invited the Schoenstatt Family to “put on the jersey and to play this match” of the Schoenstatt Jubilee Year with passion. He invited them concretely to contribute to the Continental Collection to collaborate with the transmission of the events in Schoenstatt and Rome on October 18th. “Well then, today I write to you to express gratitude for the generosity and commitment you have demonstrated since we collected $28,305. Thank you very much!” he writes.
FRANCISCO – VOICES OF THE TIMES, org. Pope Francis' visit to Lampedusa was not a fleeting moment. He continues to call for solidarity towards refugees and immigrants. "In our changing world, the growing phenomenon of human mobility emerges, to use the words of Pope Benedict XVI, as a “sign of the times,” the Holy Father said in his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. He recalled "how even the Holy Family of Nazareth experienced initial rejection," experiencing what thousands of refugees experience today. Once again, Pope Francis called for help for child immigrants and warns about the humanitarian crisis on the border between the United States and Mexico as a result of illegal immigration, in his message on 11 July, which was read on 14 July by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, His Holiness' State Secretary at the Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development
ROME, Hans Zier. In the early hours of what was already a very sultry Roman morning on 28 June 2014, a group of pilgrims meandered over the narrow Ponte Sisto to Casa Pallotti, which is only a few meters beyond it. They were members of the General Presidium who had interrupted their four-day closed session at Belmonte to set out for the place of St Vincent Pallotti's activity. Each of the leaders of the Schoenstatt communities carried their own special intentions in their hearts, along with their concern for the new Centre at Belmonte, which is designed to offer a place of encounter between the worldwide Schoenstatt Movement in the heart of the Church and the universal Church. All were united in the joyful anticipation of their meeting with Vincent Pallotti and his spiritual sons.
SPAIN, org. In his pastoral projection for the month of July 2014, Director of the Movement in Spain, Father Carlos Padilla offers the Spanish Schoenstatt Family and all readers of our schoenstatt.org webpage an actual and important motivation at the service of life and the Jubilee pilgrimage - just 100 days from October 18, 2014. His starting point is the Jubilee gift from the Schoenstatt Family in Spain to form a network of living shrines, a network of life, a missionary network. On the way to 2014, this month has been dedicated to unity as a gift and condition of that pilgrimage.
red. At its closed session at the end of July in Rome, the General Presidium composed a message for the 2014 Jubilee addressed to the Schoenstatt Movement and the general public. The message was composed in German, and was translated into Spanish, Portuguese, English and Croatian.
USA, Carlos Cantú. June 30th was a day of celebration for the Schoenstatt Family in the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas. Schoenstatt Father, Fr. Héctor Vega, was ordained to the priesthood 40 years ago. Although Fr. Héctor has served the Schoenstatt Movement in several parts of the USA and Puerto Rico, he has spent many of his priesthood years in Texas, and especially with the Schoenstatt Family in the Diocese of Brownsville. Fr. Vega, as he is also called, is a household name down here and he is held in high regard by many people, including priests, the present bishop, the Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores and the retired bishop, the Most Rev. Raymundo Peña.
TEAM 2014, Matías Cerviño. “It is necessary to have clear and concrete signs that say who we are,” said Fr. Alfredo Pereira, while explaining the motivation for the Youth Program during the Jubilee celebrations in Rome. The young Paraguayan Schoenstatt Father who has been working in Italy for several years is responsible for the "Youth Tent" - the meeting place for the youth during the Jubilee celebrations in Schoenstatt. He added that this "is a very concrete sign that unites with the missionary current that has been the impulse of the International Schoenstatt Youth on various continents for more than ten years."
Last Pope Francis Tweets
- 24/07/2014 - 10:40 When one lives attached to money, pride or power, it is impossible to be truly happy.
- 22/07/2014 - 09:22 The great threat in today’s world is the loneliness of hearts oppressed by greed.
- 19/07/2014 - 10:00 The Lord loves a cheerful giver. May we learn to be generous in giving, free from the love of material possessions.
- 17/07/2014 - 10:00 The Church, by her nature, is missionary. She exists so that every man and woman may encounter Jesus.
- 15/07/2014 - 10:30 Dear young people, do not be mediocre; the Christian life challenges us with great ideals.