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By José Carlos Mendoza Dillon, Cali, Mexico • I belong to the Schoenstatt Professionals in Monterrey (Mexico). I participated as a volunteer at World Youth Day in Krakow. How does one experience World Youth Day? We know that World Youth Days are massive gatherings of youths celebrated every three years. There are cultural events, youth concerts, catechesis with bishops of different nationalities, pilgrimages to important sites, a vocational fair, and it ends with an encounter with the Pope. This gathering and the previous one surpassed 3,000,000 pilgrims. It is commonRead More
WYD2016, by Maria Fischer • More than a million young people braved the rain to welcome the Pope at Jordan Park in Blonia, at the first meeting between Pope Francis and the youth at this year’s World Youth Day.  “So far, I haven’t seen a single Schoenstatt flag in the live transmission,” commented an Argentinian collaborator for schoenstatt.org.  This was in part due to the programme of activities: a large group of the Schoenstatt Boys Youth in South America had been scheduled to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, and becauseRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • Pope Francis presided over the Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost on Sunday 15 May. In his homily, he said that the essential aim of Jesus’ mission, culminating with the gift of the Holy Spirit was to “renew our relationship with the Father, a relationship severed by sin, to take us from our state of being orphaned children and to restore us as his sons and daughters.” The Spirit, given to us by the Father, leadsRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • It’s not about knowing what chocolate is, what ingredients it contains or where it comes from. Only by putting the chocolate into your mouth and tasting its sweetness, can you encounter chocolate, an encounter that makes you want to share and give others chocolate…It’s not only about knowing mandarins, eating and tasting them. One needs to plant the mandarin tree. The concrete step to action, to the real. This lesson from the Workshop on Kentenich Communication in Tuparenda fits in withRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • Continuing with his series of catechesis on mercy in Holy Scriptures, Pope Francis, hafter having reflected on God’s mercy in the Old Testament, began his reflections about how Jesus enacted mercy to the full. At a time of public indignation over the Panama Papers, Pope Francis tells us: “It is on the Cross that Jesus presents the sin of the world to the mercy of the Father: the sin of all people, my sins, your sins, everyone’s sins. There, on theRead More
A reflection for Holy Week in the form of a trial. By Diana and Alejandro Caballero with the Retreat for Holy Week Team at Tuparenda • It was one of the milestones of the 2015 Holy Week Retreat at Tuparenda. In the form of a trial- with the participants as jurors, where the alleged perpetrators of Jesus’ death were processed one after another. It motivated those participating to reflect today where Jesus is killed through fear, the search for power, because of envy, cowardice, apathy, lack of time…Jesus, who “InRead More
VENEZUELA, José Alejandro Molano • My name is José Alejandro, I am training as an Augustinian Recollect, and I am writing to you from Venezuela. It is a great joy for me to tell you about the affection and devotion that I feel for the person of the Servant of God, Father Joseph Kentenich. Two years ago, shortly before I began my religious training, my spiritual director showed him to me as an example, with the aim of giving me an example of loyalty to the Lord Jesus. Since thatRead More
CHILE, Schoenstatt Pastoral Tierra Escogida Shrine of Talca by María Magdalena Prieto • After twenty-four years, Talca’s Schoenstatt Family will have our Mother and Queen’s Shrine.She will establish herself in this “Tierra Escogida.” This shrine will be consecrated on Saturday, 19 March 2016, and Diocesan Bishop, the Most Reverend Horacio Valenzuela Abarca’s will be present. Tierra Escogida Schoenstatt Shrine is located in Talca, capital of the Maule Region in central Chile, a place eminently suited for agriculture and forestry; it is famous for its excellent fruit production, vineyards and wines.Read More
Editorial • “Finally Marciana was seen. The municipality intervened. The Blessed Mother blesses her,” Rafael Vera from the Youth Ministry of the Pilgrim Mother Campaign in Paraguay relates with emotion. But long before she received medical attention, this old, blind, sick woman who lived in abject poverty and complete abandonment, received a visit from one of the young people who brought her clothes, food, the Pilgrim Mother for the blind and her presence, their songs, their love, their time. A work of mercy, making it visible and tangible in theRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • At noon in Rome, Pope Francis appeared in the window of the studio in the Apostolic Palace – as he does every Sunday – to pray the Angelus, which he dedicated to the gospel reading about the Wedding Feast of Cana, taken from the liturgy of the day May the Mother of Jesus help us to “rediscover with faith the beauty and richness” of the Eucharist and the other sacraments that “render present God’s faithful love for us,” Pope Francis prayed at the start of theRead More