Schoenstatt Fathers Tag

ARGENTINA, Schoenstatt Fathers • The Schoenstatt Fathers’ Community joyfully invites you to the ordination celebration for Deacons Pablo Andrés Mori and Matías Oscar Clavijo, from Argentina, as priests. Bishop Francisco J. Pistilli, Bishop of Encarnación, Paraguay, will ordain them. The celebration will be Saturday, 28 October 2017, at 3:30 pm, in God the Father Church, at New Schoenstatt Shrine, located on Misiones 2501 Street, Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires. We are grateful for your support and friendship during these years of training for the priesthood, and we trust in your prayersRead More
NIGERIA, Collins Ike Nwafor • On 21 September 2017, the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria celebrated a tripartite event: the end of the Course Tertianship for the Apostles of the Covenant of Love; this Course’s sealing a Covenant of Love with Father Joseph Kentenich; and the official beginning of the “Kentenich Year” as inaugurated on 15 September, 2017 by the entire Schoenstatt Movement. The immanence of God continues to radiate in humanity through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God promised by Christ and descended upon the ApostlesRead More
TOWARDS THE YOUTH SYNOD: “Hey guys, Pope Francis wants to hear you” • I never imagined that life in seminary could be filled with so many unforeseen experiences and impressions. I’ve always admired seminarians – those who came to our parish for apostolic work, the few who returned annually for Christmas break, and even the ones who came to our school for retreats. They were the perfect people – or so I thought – committed to the gospel of Jesus with an undying resolution to live chaste in an unchasteRead More
NIGERIA, Maria Fischer • It took them quite awhile to get from Nigeria to Mount Sion in Schoenstatt, Germany, and a little longer to reach the schoenstatt.org team of volunteers who do the shipping and handling, but now they are ready to be sent off to the world: 25 brand new CDs from Nigeria, with 10 Nigerian Schoenstatt songs, written and performed by Schoenstatt Fathers. The first two CDs recently arrived at their destination in Manchester, England, and others were sent to Argentina, Germany, and the USA. In order toRead More
CZECH REPUBLIC, Fr. Frank Riedel • “The Diocese of Litoměřice has given Schoenstatt a gift with your person,” Bishop Jan Baxant said to Fr. Jiří Landa, who he had just ordained as a priest. He immediately asked the new priest, to give the Church gifts. Guests from different places attended the solemn liturgy, which was held in St. Stephen Cathedral in Litoměřice, Fr. Jiří’s native city; they were accompanied by good summer weather. Along with the family, friends and acquaintances, as well as many members of the Schoenstatt Movement fromRead More

Posted On 14.07.2017In Covenant Life

A day to celebrate

NIGERIA, Stanley Ikechukwu Ukasoanya • The 8th of July is a very important day in the Schoenstatt Fathers’ history, and in Nigeria, it was no different this year as four novices sealed their contract-consecration. The day already had a happy atmosphere as the community commemorated the 107th anniversary of Fr. Kentenich’s priestly ordination, and with hearts full of joy so it was that the novices sealed their contract-consecration with the community in the Victory Shrine in Ibadan, Nigeria. With this event in Nigeria, we now have eleven students who areRead 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
NIGERIA, Michael Okpala with Maria Fischer • “Victorious Mother” is the title of a brand new CD offered by the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria with songs reflecting the vibrant life of this young Schoenstatt Family. Ever wanted to know how “I trust your might” sounds in Nigeria? Well, here it is… Or how we renew the Covenant of Love in Yoruba? Listen… Concerning the music The Schoenstatt Students’ house special choir was a fruit of Fr. Juan Pablo’s short stay as Delegate Superior in Nigeria. He instituted the special choirRead More
USA, Fr. Jesus Ferras and editors • The Community of Schoenstatt Fathers has decided to open a new house in Washington, D. C. The Schoenstatt family in the Washington, D. C. area has been steadily growing during the last few years, and they believe this is a needed step as we expand to serve the Schoenstatt family in the East coast of the nation from Washington. Movement Coordinator and Shrine Rector at present in Austin, Texas, Fr. Jesus Ferras will lead this new endeavor along with two other Schoenstatt Fathers.  ChileanRead More
PARAGUAY, Lucas Zelada • The Schoenstatt Fathers’ Institute joyfully invites everyone to participate in the Eucharist on 8 July 2017, at Santa Maria de la Trinidad Church, Tupãrenda Shrine, Ypacaraí, Paraguay. During this celebration, novices will receive the Zion Alb from the hands of the General Superior, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio; the Zion Alb is a sign of belonging to our Institute. The novitiate began on the Feast of St. Joseph, 19 March 2017. The Lord has gathered young men from ten different nations and six different languages to ourRead More