Covenant Life Category

PANAMÁ, Fer Castro • The “Santa Marta” women’s group from Panama has been working very hard for several years to help strengthen Schoenstatt’s beginnings in that country. On 18 November 2016, the celebration of the first Covenant of Love group was held.  Twelve people (10 women and two men) sealed the Covenant of Love. (Photo above) A Pilgrim Mother celebration was held in the San Carlos community, province of Panama, on 18 October 2016, where pilgrims from Cabuya and Antón, Coclé province, have been participating in pilgrimages since 1993. ThereRead More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • On Sunday, November 12, the first members`circle of the Schoenstatt University Girls’ Youth from San José, Costa Rica, made their consecration in the Shrine ‘Family of Hope’, located in Santa Ana (Archdiocese of San Jose). The advisers of the Girls’ Youth from the capital of Costa Rica, Fr. José Luis Correa and Mrs. Rosa Lobo de Aymerich, presided. Sr. M. Amparao V., who is also an adviser of the Girls’ Branches of the Costa Rican Movement, sent her greeting from Bogotá (Colombia), whereRead More
CHILE, Verónica Gutiérrez • There were several events and special commemorations during the weekend of October 21 for the Chilean Schoenstatt community. In the first place, it was the date of the fourth milestone of Schoenstatt’s history when Fr. Kentenich was re-incorporated into the Church, he allowing his return and continuing as the director of this movement. The second point, it was St. John Paul II Day and Fr. Joseph Kentenich’s first visit to Chile. With so much to celebrate, the National Leaders’ Gathering was held at the Cenacle ShrineRead More
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • Many wanted to accompany Matías “Tute” Clavijo and Pablo Mori on their priestly ordination day in New Schoenstatt, Florencio Varela because of the affection that everyone has for them, for their Schoenstatt identity since their childhood, for their loyal and generous commitment. On Saturday, October 28, in God the Father Church, Bishop Franciso Pistilli, Bishop of Encarnación and their Novice Master, imposed hands and he consecrated them Christ and the Church’s priests. A special gathering was already apparent days beforehand; Juan Molina, a seminarian, finalized detailsRead More
PARAGUAY, Fr. Antonio Cosp Fontclara • Yes, it is not easy to get over the amazement! Like over the last few years, we welcomed approximately 40,000 pilgrims. Many of them left the night before to arrive at dawn, so Tupãrenda was filled with voices and joy since early morning. More than 2,000 missionaries, men and women, solemnly renewed their annual commitment and many others came to seal their covenant of love. The day’s four Masses were filled with a shade-seeking multitude. Three Masses were offered from the portico of HolyRead More
MEXICO, Ana Lucía González • On October 18, the Schoenstatt Family from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, in the southwest region of Mexico gathered around their wayside shrine. The large celebration was preceded by nine days of rosaries, Mass, and many families came on pilgrimage also including some communities, diocesan parishes, such as San José Terán, Santa Cruz Terán, San Martín de Porres, Immaculate Conception, and the Missionaries of the Living Christ religious community and the Archdiocesan Family Ministry. Like every year, pilgrims from Huixtán, Carranza, Las Trinitarias, Tonalá and even aRead More
ARGENTINA, Rosana Luna • Every October, the traditional Celebration of the Horse is carried out in Bragado, a province of Buenos Aires, which as of this year took on national character. It could not be any other way, Our Lady of Schoenstatt, our beloved Blessed Mother, wanted to be there, and so she also traveled the parade route; Salvador González, affectionately known by all Bragado residents as “el malagueño” (someone from Malaga) a loyal devotee of the Blessed Mother, carried her. The National Celebration of the Horse is a traditionalRead More
PARAGUAY, Sandra Lezcano • Today my alarm clock rang three hours earlier than usual. I had to do my work at the office so I could leave early for Tupãrenda. Early on, my cell phone’s screen displayed a number of messages on social media that needed to be read. There was no doubt that it was a special day. I greeted the Blessed Mother in my Home Shrine telling her about my plans to leave work early so I could visit her in the afternoon at the Tupãrenda Shrine. IRead More
USA, Pilar Huerta • The Texas Family’s October Day Celebration was held at Cor Unum in Patre Shrine, Mount Schoenstatt, Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX, USA, on Sunday, October 22.  “Our Heavenly Father provided us with a beautiful sunny day for our family celebration,” someone remarked gratefully. Schoenstatt family and friends from six dioceses came on pilgrimage to visit the Mother Thrice Admirable and celebrate as one family united in the heart of the Father and in the heart of the Father and Founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich.  The Shrine’s guardiansRead More
HUNGARY, Sr. Gertrud-Maria Erhard • Róbert Gódány was buried on September 29, a child of Schoenstatt’s founding couple in Óbudavár/ Hungary, the Gódány Family’s home village, where the Schoenstatt Center also was built. Approximately 700 people attended. Besides his large family, a large part of the Schoenstatt Hungarian Family gathered, despite that it was celebrated on a weekday afternoon. Schoenstatt Movement supporters also attended to pay a final tribute to Róbert Gódány. One example of someone in attendance was the representative of the Budapest city council, who has already participatedRead More