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ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti, with Analia Guaragna and Maria Fischer • The VIII National Gathering of Madrugadores was held August 19 – 21, in Nueve de Julio, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina; a total of 226 were registered from ten provinces. Groups from the different parts of the country participated during the three sessions with the motto “Seeking Mary’s Shelter:” Corrientes, Entre Ríos, San Luis, La Rioja, San Juan, Jujuy, Mendoza, Comodoro Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, and the diocesan groups from Coronel Charlone, Emilio Bunge, Los Toldos, Bragado, Pehuajó and the hostRead More
Editorial team • After the Angelus on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Pope Francis asked the Mother of God for the gift of consolation and a peaceful future for those who suffer as a result of natural disasters and the conflicts that assail many parts of the world. “To Mary Queen of Peace, who we contemplate today in the glory of Paradise, I once again want to entrust the anxieties and pain of the people who in many parts of the world are suffering as aRead More
ROME BELMONTE, Bettina Betzner and Maria Fischer • On the feast of Pentecost, Schoentatt also celebrated the golden jubilee of the Shrine belonging the Apostolic Women’s Federation. This shrine was blessed by Fr. Joseph Kentenich on the feast of Pentecost 50 years ago. The plaque with the Father-Holy Spirit symbol from the wayside shrine at Belmonte was present at the celebration. This is the same symbol that can still be found today at the entrance to the property at Belmonte and is a reminder of the simple wayside shrine blessedRead More
LET US PRAY WITH POPE FRANCIS – IN JUNE • “May the Spirit grant peace to the whole world. May He heal the wounds of war and of terrorism, which even this [Saturday] night, in London, struck innocent civilians: let us pray for the victims and their families.” With these words, Pope Francis asked the universal Church to unite their prayers for peace and for the victims of the attacks in London on the eve of Pentecost. Another #prayforLondon hashtag? As we remember Manchester, Paris, and Berlin, we run theRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • At the end of the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at the Colosseum in Rome, where the first Christians were martyred, Pope Francis turned to the people who were present and prayed a long and heartfelt prayer of reparation for the sins that humanity and the even the Church have committed against Jesus on the cross. Complete text of Pope Francis’ prayer: O Christ! Abandoned and betrayed even by your own and sold for next to nothing. O Christ! Judged by sinners, handed overRead More
POPE FRANCIS’ INTENTIONS • After the Angelus on Sunday 12 March, on the second Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis expressed his pain and closeness with the people of Guatemala after the fire at the Virgen de la Asunción children’s shelter on 8 March, which claimed the lives of 40 people, most of them minors who lived there, and left several people seriously injured. In light of this tragic accident, Pope Francis assured the people of Guatemala of his prayers, and also asked for prayers for all boys and girls whoRead More
CHILE/COSTA RICA, Rodrigo Garnham and Pilar Oyarzun, Militant Apostolic Community Family Branch, Chile • Day by day, I have joyfully accompanied the process of the dream come true for our beloved brothers/sisters and friends from Costa Rica. Saturday, 18 March, they will see this dream come true… As a Chilean, I am very grateful for the chosen land where I was born, and perhaps I was even accustomed to having a Shrine close to us, I cannot imagine life without this source of graces that accompanies me day by day.Read More
IN PRAYER WITH POPE FRANCIS, Editorial team with material from Pope’s Prayer and AICA • It was an initiative for the Year of Mercy, but it has continued. The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network to collaborate in spreading the Holy Father’s monthly prayer intentions about the challenges facing humanity. In this case, the intention is pre-determined, but the new intention, the “last minute intention” is announced during the first Angelus of the month. The last minute intention for February is: Let usRead More
POPE FRANCIS’ INTENTIONS, Maria Fischer – editorial staff schoenstatt.org • The wait. After the first Angelus for February, Pope Francis announced his prayer intention, the current, last minute intention, or as we say in Schoenstatt: the intention with his hand on the pulse of time. In Bamberg, Germany and Tucumán, Argentina, and the schoenstatt.org team who was especially waiting because they share the commitment to make the Pope’s initiative their own. Not only with prayer, but also with contributions to the Capital of Grace. February began with the encounter betweenRead More
Maria Fischer, Editorial board schoenstatt.org • In these very cold days, I think of and invite you to think of all of the people who live on the streets, suffering the cold and oftentimes indifference. Unfortunately, some have not survived. We pray for them and we ask the Lord to warm our hearts so that we may be able to help them. (Pope Francis, Angelus, Sunday 8 January 2017) “For January, we start with this,” shares Silvia Losada from Tucumán.  Just two days after the decision by the schoenstatt.org teamRead More