Covenant Life Category

COSTA RICA, Ileana and Chalo Vega with Maria Fischer • Thursday, 9 February. The future San Jose, Costa Rica Schoenstatt Shrine’s bell was heard for the first time. At about a month from the blessing of “Family of Hope” Shrine, on 18 March, the Shrine cannot just be seen, it can also be heard. Anticipation grows with the race to finish everything for the blessing. “Within these four walls still under construction, one can imagine how we are going to “talk” with the Blessed Mother …” said Chalo Vega, ofRead More
CHILE, Fr. Egon M. Zillekens, Fr. Alejandro Blanco, Maria Fischer • “If I am attached to Schoenstatt, I identify with all that pertains to Schoenstatt, and all that comes forth from Schoenstatt,” Fr. Kentenich said near the end of 1933, at a conference on the “mystery of Schoenstatt.” A few days ago in Schoenstatt – concretely in the Federation of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests in Chile – something very important has happened. And as an eloquent form of interaction, taken on the one hand by an open attitude, and on theRead More
BURUNDI, by Diomède Mujojoma • On Saturday, 21 January 2017, Mont Sion Gikungu Schoenstatt Shrine welcomed ten new candidates to the novitiate with the presentation of the Sion vestment. This event marked one step of a phase on the road toward priesthood in the Schoenstatt Fathers’ Community of Mont Sion Gikungu. Fr. Jean Bernard Mazuru, Superior of the Schoenstatt Fathers’ Community of Mont Sion Gikungu, emphasized that these young men wanted to follow the Lord and not a priest from this community, whoever he may be. He informed the Mass participantsRead More
COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer with Gonzalo Vega • Voices of the soul. A constitutive element in discovering God’s will in the personal life of Schoenstatters and all Schoenstatt. Voices of the soul and their repercussions on other souls, especially in souls attuned to the same mission.  Discernment in Kentenich terms. On the occasion of his silver anniversary of ordination, Fr. Kentenich stressed that nothing in Schoenstatt had emerged in a theoretical manner, but instead through hundreds of individual contributions, from the best each person had interiorly… Even more, I canRead More
ARGENTINA, Fr. Egon M. Zillekens, Fr. Alejandro Blanco, Maria Fischer • “In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me?”Read More
COSTA RICA, Gonzalo Vega and Maria Fischer • On the eve of the first Covenant Day of the year 2017, we looked toward Costa Rica, where in two months’ time, on 18 March, Central America’s greatly anticipated first Shrine will be blessed. Many share the dream of a woman from Germany: “May we spiritually unite to the blessing of Costa Rica’s Shrine during all the Covenant Masses, and perhaps, even with some prayer that they are praying in Costa Rica.  Family from Costa Rica will you give us this gift?”Read More
GERMANY, by Maria Fischer and Renate Siebenkäs • Mary, I want to learn from you, what it means that God’s thoughts are not mine, and that his ways are not mine, that his will, which is often inconceivable, ultimately is good for me. I want to learn from you, that there is no life without sacrifice and this does not make me bitter rather it makes me more mature, and the purpose and blessing lies in this.   Extracted from the book in German: The Woman who Takes Me toRead More
CHILE, Noemí Díaz Pinto Ch. • I shared a triptych with a picture of the Blessed Mother, Fr. Kentenich and the Shrine with a mother who suffered because of the disunity among her children; one of them had serious problems. The mother gave the triptych to the son with problems; he kept it in his room. She did not ask for anything, she just gave it to him and told him to have faith. On 24 December, two of her children who had animosity embraced. On the 25th, the sonRead More
PARAGUAY, Morocha and Carlos Etchegaray • The Tayi Group is here today, forty years after being called. We want to express thanks for choosing us to be a part of our nation’s Schoenstatt Family and for being a part of the first generation. Looking at the present and seeing how the Movement has grown in broadness and fruitfulness, we can affirm with humility and joy that the motto guiding us at that time and everything that was offered was not in vain: “Mary descend in Tupãrendá through your giving ofRead More
PARAGUAY, Mónica Martínez, Cristhian Díaz and Bruno Díaz Martínez   • There is a very important date for all Schoenstatters. It is a day, Mother, that you made the most important one for my family, because you sent us the most beautiful gift the heavenly Mother can give: a son! It is not a coincidence that we belong to this Movement, and it is not a coincidence that you sent our little Bruno on 18 October 2013, when we expected him on 7 November. It is not a coincidence… From myRead More