org. Juan Barbosa, from Córdoba, Argentina, has been a part of the schoenstatt.org team of editors for many years; he writes, edits articles, and shares the richness of the international page through his emails and bulletins. In May, he joined the team responsible for schoenstatt.org "with renewed enthusiasm after being in the Schoenstatt Holy Land and the meeting in Cologne, where we spoke for hours about the grace 2014." Here he shares what it means to him to work for schoenstatt.org, and what enthuses him the most about the Jubilee of the Covenant of Love: "I began to get fully involved in 2014, and I will be introducing it from where I work…"
Fr Andrew Pastore. A new edition of the official newsletter "Towards 2014" has been sent out June 17. Don`t miss it!
PARAGUAY, Sebastián and Concepción Martín. The day finally arrived!! On June 19th at 12a.m., the Father Symbol arrived at Encarnación and the Shrine of the Virgin of Itacuá – dedicated to the Virgin Mary and very popular in the southern region. It is located 10km(6.2 mi.) from the provincial capital.
mev. After the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is celebrated on June 15th, the Church dedicated this Saturday, June 16th, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It was in this spirit, just like every Saturday, the Holy Mass in Covenant with Tajikistan was celebrated at 7:15. Once again, the worldwide Schoenstatt Family allowed itself to be surprised by the MTA’s creativity in crossing unimaginable borders.
ENGLAND, Fr. David Musgrave. From our one and only Shrine in England and one of two in the British Isles we send you warm Covenant greetings as we take yet another step forward towards our Centenary.
Quote of the Week. We are called to be witnesses to our Christianity in this world, before all men. And this testimony should take place not so much in words, but especially in our actions and deeds because the modern world wants words to become deeds; principles to be effects; faith and charity to be works.
alisol. The Covenant Solidarity within the Movement, like the soul of the Covenant culture that Schoenstatt wants to offer the world is an inspiration – not totally new, but with a new pilgrimage impulse toward 2014 – that was enkindled over the past few months. The initial idea – Covenant Solidarity among the work teams for 2014, and people or groups who dedicate themselves to the offer – it has broadened, or rather, it has crossed over to Covenant Solidarity with apostolic projects in general…Today it is Mission Manus Mariae” of the Schoenstatt Youth from San Juan, Argentina, that is asking for Covenant Solidarity.
vem. How many Homeshrines are in the world? How can we find out? Is there a register in different countries to list the Homeshrines that are consecrated from year to year? In Ecuador, they have started a campaign to register all the country’s Homeshrines. As of now, they have had very positive results, and it has become a true source of revitalization of the country’s Daughter Shrines.
Quote of the Week. The intellectual and linguistic level of the Congress on the subject of New Evangelisation in Schoenstatt was high. How will it be applied in practice? Expressed in our Schoenstatt terminology, which is very different, I see the task as follows: The Pilgrim MTA was and is the modern pastoral method for places where there is still some Christian spirit present.
mev. On Saturday, June 9th at 7:15 a.m., the Holy Mass was celebrated united with Taiwan. Taiwan is an island off the coast of China. Both countries share a rich culture, the same language, a similar culture…and the Pilgrim MTA also unites them. Once again She crosses the political borders and visits families in those countries.