ARGENTINA, Cecilia Mata. Sunday, May 11th, was an unpleasant autumn day, but our hearts burned, filled with the joy knowing that we would meet with the Schoenstatt family in the area of Villa Ballester, to carry out the Metropolitan Workshop of the Rosary Campaign.
ENGLAND, Gary Russell. To celebrate the refurbishment of the retreat and conference centre on the site of the Schoenstatt Shrine in England an open day was held. The open day at Kearsley Mount Cottage gave the Friends of the Cottage a chance to show off the new look bedrooms, kitchen, meeting rooms and lounge area. The Friends of the Cottage are a community group that looks at way to fundraise and they also look after the cottage and the extensive grounds around the Shrine.
GERMANY, fma. "At the time a hundred years ago, when the young men were with Fr Kentenich in the chapel and entered into the covenant of love, the MTA picture wasn't even there," Johannes Hoefle said. "We want to celebrate the hundred years of the covenant of love tomorrow morning in a shrine as it was a hundred years ago, so we are going to fetch the MTA picture out of it..." It was the idea of the young people belonging to the core team for the jubilee celebrations in Schoenstatt auf'm Berg, Memholz. It was also their idea to make everything that had developed out of the covenant of love visible during the celebrations using a huge cloth on which they painstakingly wrote hour after hour everything that can be found here because of the covenant of love, and because they want to bear this covenant of love into Schoenstatt's second century.
BRAZIL, Karen Bueno. Resin and fiberglass give shape to the Fr. Joseph Kentenich statues that stand at the four shrines in Brazil. These works of art are brought to life in a studio in Rio: Hildebrando Lima, a sculptor who works in plastic, puts his gift to work, molding these images of our founder.
POLAND, Paweł and Mirosława Kwas. Between the April 30th and May 4th, 2014, at the Zion Shrine in Józefów near Warsaw and in the center of Poland’s Schoenstatt Movement in Otwock-Świder, at the Shrine of Fidelity, also located near Warsaw, the First Territorial Chapter of the Apostolic Federation of Families in Poland took place. Norbert and Renate Martin (German Family Federation) were the special guests. In 1995, they began the work of organizing the Federation of Families in Poland. At that time, they came to Poland as representatives of the General Presidium, and for a long time, they have been caring for the Federation of Families in Poland.
ARGENTINA, Inés Petiti. A telephone call made my heart explode with joy. The Auxiliary MTA of the Archdiocese of Corrientes was coming to visit the city of Goya on April 15th! Ramón Sandoval – who organized the dates – did you know that April 18th was the 20th Anniversary of the blessing of the wayside shrine? No, he did not know. The Blessed Mother herself organized her own pilgrimage.
CHILE, Father Andrés Larraín. At the beginning of the pastoral year, the Archdiocese of Santiago surprised the Schoenstatt Movement when it decided to recognize it for its one hundred years of history and for the service it has rendered to the archdiocese.
ITALY, Pamela Fabiano. On Sunday 30 March the 9th regional meeting of the Pilgrim Mother Campaign in Sicily took place. Starting in the early morning, the more than 1500 pilgrims gathered at Campo Felice di Roccella (Palermo), a few kilometers from Cefalu, participated in various activities organized by Calogero Tuzzolino, responsible for the Campaign in the region.
CHILE, Carmen M. Rogers. "An earthquake of 8.3 on the Richter Scale has shaken the north of the country. The epicentre was 89 km south-west of the town of Cuya in the Province of Arica." News that is unfortunately an everyday occurrence in Chile, where 40% of the seismic activity of the world takes place. It is also the daily task of Mary, the Mother of Chileans. With our hand in hers, I think it does us good to ask how we live our covenant culture in these circumstances.
BRAZIL, Fr. Argemiro Ferracioli/lcv. On March 30, 2014, the recently rebuilt Fidelity Wayside Shrine in S. João de Polêsine, Rio Grande do Sul, birthplace of João Luiz Pozzobon, was blessed. João Pozzobon chose the ideal for the Fidelity Wayside Shrine, which can be found on the small bronze plaque -- which he had made and attached -- onto the small shrine on 17/01/1980: "Fidelity Wayside Shrine, hearts united to the Mother and Queen of Schoenstatt."