• 22 2018 April

    The Victory Shrine, a place of growing pilgrimage and formation

    With all the pilgrimages and retreats, the Victory Shrine in Ibadan, Nigeria is becoming better, and better known. At the same time, the Schoenstatt Fathers are creative in finding ways to work for a Schoenstatt Movement on the brink of emerging. — NIGERIA, Schoenstatt Fathers • Recollections for youth On 17 March 2018, the South Deanery of the Catholic

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  • 21 2018 April

    Are you among those who are not satisfied?

    POPE FRANCIS – GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE • Are you among those who are just not satisfied with a mediocre existence? This is the start of a catchy video, that was professionally produced to introduce a new Apostolic Exhortation. This is something completely new. “The Vatican went all out with this truly attractive video,” commented José Argüello from Paraguay, who will

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  • 21 2018 April

    Personal discoveries during an extraordinary Holy Week

    ITALY, Federico Bauml • Traditionally during Holy Week, the Italian Schoenstatt Youth’s Family Mission took place. We asked two of the participants, Giacomo Zara and Anna Minici, to tell schoenstatt.org about it. — “Whoever begins well is halfway done” Giacomo, 23 years, was one of those overseeing the mission, an onerous task, characterized by a thousand unforeseen issues, brought

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  • 21 2018 April

    Uprightness Comes at a Cost

    GERMANY, Markus Hauck/Press Office Wuerzburg Diocese • It is the story of a martyr that gets under your skin. Not just because of the varied and skilful music. But also and precisely because of the leading character, the Pallottine Father, Franz Reinisch. It is the story of the only priest who refused to take the oath of allegiance to

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  • 21 2018 April

    Towards World Youth Day in Panama, as Schoenstatt Youth

    WORLD YOUTH DAY 2019, PANAMÁ/COSTA RICA, Mauricio Álvarez • It seems like the Costa Rican Schoenstatt Shrine, the newest one in the whole world, was blessed just in time for the World Youth Day 2019 (WYD 2019), which will be held in January 2019 in the neighboring country of Panama. Like all Schoenstatt development, the Schoenstatt Family from Costa

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  • 15 2018 April

    Even in jail, they could experience a real Holy Week

    PARAGUAY, Javier Vera Brizuela • “I was in prison and you visited me…”(Matt. 25:36). For four years, a group of people has visited the Itaugua Educational Center (CEI) every Saturday. This is a place where minor boys are deprived of their freedom; in other words, it is a Juvenile Detention Center. Even it is only one person, the boys

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  • 15 2018 April

    Prison Ministry in Mulchén yields fruit

    CHILE, Luis Valdebenito Celedón • The Men’s Branch from Los Ángeles has chosen to carry out a concrete and very meritorious apostolate from its’ beginnings. They visit the Mulchén Preventive Detention Center every Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00. Currently between fifteen to twenty inmates – out of 150 – benefit from this apostolate. — In December, Bishop Felipe Bacarreza

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Personal discoveries during an extraordinary Holy Week

ITALY, Federico Bauml • Traditionally during Holy Week, the Italian Schoenstatt Youth’s Family Mission took place. We asked two of the participants, Giacomo Zara and Anna Minici, to tell schoenstatt.org about it. — “Whoever begins well is halfway done” Giacomo, 23 years,

April 21, 2018
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Pray for Synod: are we going to unite with this great initiative?

SYNOD 2018, María Fischer • On the 31st of December the large survey in preparation for Synod 2018 ended. Now what? “Join us, dedicate a prayer for Synod 2018. One prayer. Each day. The whole world. Together we are Church.” This invitation for the initiative, “Pray for Synod” extended from its website as well as other social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), invites young people, older people and the entire Church to accompany the preparation for the Synod about Youths—Faith and Discernment in October 2018— with a network of prayer. “It is a question of being able to live a […]

January 20, 2018

Towards the Youth Synod 2018

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“Today’s young people are longing for an authentic Church”

TOWARDS THE SYNOD, Editors • On Saturday, 24 March the pre-Synod meeting was brought to a close with the approval of the document containing the proposals that the young people presented to the Church in light of the next Synod of Bishops.

March 31, 2018
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The Victory Shrine, a place of growing pilgrimage and formation

With all the pilgrimages and retreats, the Victory Shrine in Ibadan, Nigeria is becoming better, and better known. At the same time, the Schoenstatt Fathers are creative in finding ways to work for a Schoenstatt Movement on the brink of emerging. —

April 22, 2018
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Living joy at work, is this possible today?

ARGENTINA, Interview with Carlos Barrio y Lipperheide by Maria Fischer from schoenstatt.org • Married to Maria José, a father of five, a lawyer, coach, the author of several books, a member of the Apostolic Schoenstatt Movement and the International Community of Schoenstatt

March 29, 2018
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Are you among those who are not satisfied?

POPE FRANCIS – GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE • Are you among those who are just not satisfied with a mediocre existence? This is the start of a catchy video, that was professionally produced to introduce a new Apostolic Exhortation. This is something completely new. “The Vatican went all out with this truly

April 21, 2018

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Ife Pilgrims filled with apostolic fire at the Victory Shrine

NIGERIA, Schoenstatt Fathers • About fifty-six Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign members from Obafemi Awolowo University’s Resurrection Chapel, in the Oshogbo Diocese, Ife, visited the Victory Shrine for the first time. • For them, this visit was a moment of personal encounter with the

April 15, 2018
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Personal discoveries during an extraordinary Holy Week

ITALY, Federico Bauml • Traditionally during Holy Week, the Italian Schoenstatt Youth’s Family Mission took place. We asked two of the participants, Giacomo Zara and Anna Minici, to tell schoenstatt.org about it. — “Whoever begins well is halfway done” Giacomo, 23 years,

April 21, 2018
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Being courageous like Father Kentenich

PARAGUAY, Jose Arguello • Some days ago we received unpublished stories from Bishop Claudio Gimenez about the early days of the Schoenstatt Movement’s birth in Paraguay, and then Father Kentenich’s participation at this phase of development.  Likewise he told us how some

April 7, 2018

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A European network passing on the faith

ORIGINAL SHRINE, Mary Cole • My attendance at the European Conference on the Pilgrim Mother Apostolate (= Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign), 16-18 March 2018,  in Schoenstatt was a last minute decision. I had been asked whether I could translate the keynote talks by

March 27, 2018
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