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COLOMBIA, Alida Becerra • The Schoenstatt youth in Bogotá attended the meeting with Pope Francis in Bolivar Square. They were among 22.000 youth who had gathered from 4 in the morning to welcome the Pope. Working with the impulses of the Colombian Church The youth prepared themselves for the meeting with the Holy Father with Sr. María Amparo Villouta and the leaders of the youth Laura Téllez, Fanny Bravo, Consuelo Iturrieta and Andrea Sánchez. Over three Saturdays, they met at “Mater House” in Bogotá where they learnt more about PopeRead More
Maria Fischer • A group of priests and religious who are presently studying German in Kreuzberg – Bonn – visited Schoenstatt this past August 18 to get to know a place and a Movement within the universal Church. “Dear future bishops, nuncios, general superiors…” and in the midst of the confusion of those present: “dear brothers and sisters” and then the ice was broken and even more so when the priests and religious from Asia, Africa and Latin America were doted upon in the cafeteria with cappuccino and cookies.  OnRead More
CHILE, Verónica Gutiérrez • In Chile, the generation of the seventies experienced great changes in a two ways. On one hand, the Schoenstatt Movement grew with the celebration of twenty-five years of the mission of the 31 of May, the anniversary of shrines, and the organized missions and camps. On the other hand, the country experienced political and social changes that ended in complex and difficult times. In any case, the university youths met in the Cenacle Shrine of Bellavista, in Santiago. They organized activities, and during the weekends, theyRead More
ARGENTINA, Analía Guaragna • 1,000 Hail Marys in Adoration were prayed on Sunday, 6 August, within the celebration of St. Domingo de Guzmán’s feast day, the patron of the Cathedral and of the Diocese of Nueve de Julio. The celebration was held at 6:00 p.m. at Fatima Parish within the framework of the 100 years of Mary’s apparition at Fatima and of the last day that this parish would be open, since it will be temporarily closed for repairs. On October 13, Fatima Parish, Nueve de Julio, will be elevatedRead More
ROMA BELMONTE/SCHOENSTATT ROSARY CAMPAIGN, Mercedes Bonorino and Maria Fischer • “Everything that this great Campaign generates is a joy for the soul! It touches so many people and above all, how our beloved MTA showers the graces of the Shrine. João Pozzobon is really a saint! From something so small, we can see, feel, and experience so many miracles. I always say something that we experienced with Raúl: the Rosary Campaign is not an apostolate; it is a great gift from God! This was one of the many comments withinRead More
Maria Fischer • His nose just about reached the rim of the baptismal font if he stretched hard enough. It didn’t satisfy him, so he hopped and jumped again and again while his eyes shone with irrepressible joy and impatience. During the Litany of the Saints we would have loved to pour over him a whole bath of baptismal water and soak him in a completely unorthodox way. … The sight of this young catechumen, and the thought of the bath of baptismal water, gave rise to so much joyRead More
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC/VATICAN, editorial team • Today, 1 July 2017, Pope Francis appointed Fr. Ramón Benito Ángeles Fernández, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Bishop Benito Ángeles is the vicar of Santo Domingo among other things he is also a member of the Schoenstatt Secular Institute of Diocesan Priests. Congratulations Bishop Ramón Benito and our prayers and contributions to the capital of grace! Original: Spanish. 1 July 2017. Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USARead More
Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of the Poor; schoenstatt.org editorial team • Let’s always remember that our faith is concrete: the Word became flesh, not an idea!  — This tweet by Pope Francis posted a few days ago is a good summary of one of his key concerns, a concern that he shares with Fr. Kentenich and with many of his spiritual sons and daughters. From the Cross, Jesus did not say to us: “Here are your books,” but rather said: “Here is your mother.” Real life. TheRead More
BRASIL, Melissa Rossatti • Bags of cement, shovels, sand, bricks and many rosaries… Early in the morning, that was the scenario for those passing by the grounds of the future Schoenstatt Shrine in Caieiras, in Brazil’s state of Sao Paulo. During the last month, the Caieiras Schoenstatt Movement gathered every morning to offer the rosary as a family. The initiative was called “Heroic May” and the presence of the Family members at an early hour was guaranteed with loyalty and much prayer: 31 days of prayer and devotion in whichRead More
Interview of Fr. Alfredo Pereira, Schoenstatt Father from Paraguay • After working for several years in Italy, exactly in a Roman parish that was entrusted to the Schoenstatt Fathers, and in the university ministry, Fr. Alfredo “Pope” Pereira, Schoenstatt Father from Paraguay, returned to his country in March 2017. – How was your experience in the “Santi Patroni” Parish of Rome? I arrived at Santi Patroni Parish in November 2010 as a deacon. During those first months, I learned Italian and grew part of parish life in a gradual andRead More