Jesús Tag

Carlos E. Barrio y Lipperheide, Argentina • I am saddened by the profound events that dress our contemporary world in mourning.  To cite just a few examples, I think of the recent attack in Barcelona, the hungry and desperate immigrants who reach the developed world’s closed doors, the hunger and misery of so many who cannot find a way to escape their poverty. These pains bring me to the cross of inconsolable people that are destroyed, anxious and hopeless. The weight of so many crosses, much crueler than mine!  WhatRead More
POPE FRANCIS’ ANGELUS, Maria Fischer • Life could be so easy if everything was black and white, good and bad, true and untrue. But neither life nor human beings are like this. One of the central messages of Pope Francis’ papacy is what he said in his message before the Angelus on 23 July: Today, the Lord helps us to understand that good and evil cannot be identified with specific territories or particular human groups: ‘These are good, these are evil.” This reminds us of the story about Joseph Engling, whenRead More
PARAGUAY, Julio Giménez • This quiet Sunday winter afternoon, which is even rare without soccer, allows us to enter the depths of our spiritual being and recall the moments we experienced yesterday, 8 July 2017, in Tupãrenda, at the Reception of the Alb for the Schoenstatt Fathers’ novices, who come from all parts of America, Portugal, Germany and Hungary. Favorable weather and nature, a sun that did not burn, but embraced instead, green vegetation that waved rhythmically in the fresh breeze that refreshed the heart and soul. It was theRead More
Maria Fischer • A wasps’ nest on a balcony in Siegburg, Germany, is annoying, but certainly not a subject for an article in schoenstatt.org. However, when the wasps’ nest ends with an encounter with Fr Josef Neuenhofer and his project, Arco Iris, for street children in La Paz, it is. Yet that wasn’t the end of it. … The head of the pest control firm nearby arrived on Saturday afternoon shortly before midday. He was dressed in protective clothing and brought with him whatever you need to remove a wasps’Read More
Sarah-Leah Pimentel, South Africa • Every month, Pope Francis shares his prayer intentions via The Pope Video initiative. The Holy Father’s intention for July is for people who are “distant from the Christian faith.” Pope Francis starts by urging us to “never forget that our joy is Jesus Christ.” In his wisdom and a lifetime of ministry, Francis recognises that “when a Christian becomes sad…he has distanced himself from Jesus.” It is precisely at this point, that each one of us, the community of believers is called act. We areRead More
SPAIN, Javier González • It is difficult to explain completely what Misión País is, and there are a thousand places to start. Despite this, I believe that the most-timely way would be to begin a story, since we are all one, and without being there…it is difficult to understand it. I will tell you the story of a young person who lived in a room without light. In this society, it is very easy to get confused, get lost without wanting to, like the prodigal son trying to find happinessRead More
PARAGUAY, Nery Cabrera and Francisco Ugarte • Tupãrenda is a very appropriate place to deepen in the spiritual life and leave behind everything that pulls us down. With the Brave Men’s Rosary, this is accomplished even more. We received a great blessing all together as brothers, and we left spiritually strengthened to continue to go forward in this very beautiful apostolate of praying the Rosary and taking the Pilgrim Mother to the needy in our community. I thank the Blessed Mother for this opportunity of participating in the 4th BMRRead More
PARAGUAY, Sebastián Denis • On Thursday night, hundreds of missionaries of the CUM (the Catholic University Missions) began the most intense stage. After the afternoon workshops, or in some cases, in accompanying more than 100 youths in the Youth Easter, we went to the celebration of the Lord’s Supper accompanying the lead town in Jesus the Bread of Life. There was already an atmosphere of devotion, or as we say in the missions of “a contained joy” especially in Santa Elena, as we accompanied the Blessed Sacrament from the churchRead More
PARAGUAY, Sebastián Denis • Since Holy Tuesday, more than a thousand missionaries from allover Paraguay, and others who came from friendly countries, met in a madness of love that is called the Catholic University Missions (CUM). Among them there were members of our Schoenstatt Family, who were touched by Pope Francis’ missionary sending forth for the next 100 years, they brought the Schoenstatt phrase of reaching out alive. Moreover they did it motivated by the grace of apostolic zeal that the Blessed Mother gives from all her Schoenstatt Shrines, andRead More
FRANCIS – EASTER 2017 • During Easter Sunday Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis broke with tradition and gave a homily that reflected closely on the dramas at play in the world today: ” Let us think a little about our daily problems, the illnesses that each one of us or one of our family members have experienced,” Francis said, and then he asked: “What does the Church say to us today in the light of so many tragedies? Simply this: the stone that was rejected is notRead More