PORTUGAL, Maria de Lurdes Dias. The motivation of offering my time to translate for the International website was a desire to contribute, as a free instrument in the hands of God the Father, towards building a world where love, hope, and faith in God the Father is born every day, where we all love one another as children of the same Father and the same Mother, where we can all work towards the common good taking special care of the poor, the sick, and marginalized. Such a world is built on a Covenant Culture, it is that “land so warm and dear…”
Agathe Hug/org. Late Prelate Wilhelm Wissing, who was closely united to the Schoenstatt Movement, was the person who took hundreds of pictures of the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt on his trips to South Korea and distributed them among the people. On May 5th, the Holy Mass “toward 2014” will be celebrated in Covenant with South Korea, where there is no direct contact with Schoenstatt at this time, but we are sure that the Most Holy Virgin has arrived there and She will act. In Santa Maria, Brazil they know that the Pilgrim MTA is in South Korea.
María Elena Vilches. South Africa was one of the first countries where Schoenstatt was established outside of Europe. Father Kentenich visited this country during 1947 and 1948. The Schoenstatt Family of South Africa lives from the strength that emerges from its Shrines, whose cornerstones Father Kentenich blessed, and today they feel especially united to the Original Shrine.
ARGENTINA, Jorge Benedetti/Carlos Eduardo Ferré. At the Dunken Publishing House of Buenos Aires, presentation of the book "THE SOCIAL SAINT - Thinking and Practice of Joseph Kentenich on the Church's Social Doctrine" took place. Patris Argentina Publishing House published the book. The Rev. Alejandro Blanco from the Federation of Schoenstatt Priests and Jorge A. Benedetti, President of the Thomas More Group, was in charge of the presentation. They referred to the author's trajectory, made inroads into the analysis of some of the passages in the book, and highlighted the personality of Father Joseph Kentenich.
Agathe Hug/org. It was Saturday number one of the new chronology. It was the first Saturday with a Holy Mass "in covenant with…" after the contract to entrust the Original Shrine became effective. That Saturday's Holy Mass was in Covenant with Slovakia, and the following Saturday, April 21st, it was in covenant with Slovenia.
María Elena Vilches. The Holy Mass "toward 2014" was celebrated once again, this time it was in covenant with Slovenia. The Covenant of Love was established recently in this southeastern European country -which is politically young. The Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign is already in Slovenia; She works in the homes and in the hearts of many people just as She does in more than the 130 countries where the campaign exists.
ARGENTINA, Anita and Héctor Zudaire. The Father Symbol visiting the Diocese of Azul initially was not on the itinerary, but plans changed-thanks to God, Sister Sofia's intercession, and the Family from La Plata's goodwill.
PORTUGAL, José Vilarinho. The Schoenstatt Family in Aveiro found a unique way to prepare for the Jubilee of the Covenant of Love by conquering the 2500 kilometers to the Mother Shrine: to cycle from the Schoenstatt shrine to other Marian shrines in Portugal in various stages. The most recent pilgrimage took place on 25 March, from the Tabor Centre shrine in Aveiro to the shrine of Our Lady the Helper in Mogofores.
Sarah-Leah Pimentel. South Africa – a bustling country on the southern tip of the African continent. Known as the economic powerhouse of Africa, South Africa is often viewed as an Eldorado – a place of gold – for the thousands of people who come here as refugees, as students, as families looking for a better life. It is also a country of miracles where the impossible happened: it transitioned to a multi-racial democracy without the bloodshed that is so common in other parts of the continent.
Fr. Andrew Pastore. In this second quarter of 2012 the doors will be open to book your place at the Jubilee 2014 and there is so much going on.