• 18 2019 November

    I was in prison, and you visited me – and gave me the first opportunity of my life

    VATICAN/PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • They had met before, and at that time it also had to do with serving young prisoners. It was in July 2015 on the banks of the river at Asuncion when Fr Pedro stood on a podium with Pope Francis and a young prisoner from the Youth Prison in Itaugua. Now Pope Francis and Fr

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    VATICAN/PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • They had met before, and at that time it also had to do with serving young prisoners. It was in July 2015 on the banks of the river at Asuncion when Fr Pedro stood on a podium with Pope Francis and a young prisoner from the Youth Prison in Itaugua. Now Pope Francis and Fr

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  • 16 2019 November

    Schoenstatt El Salvador Radiates Joy

    EL SALVADOR, Lee Aguiñada  • In El Salvador, we celebrated October 18th, Covenant Day, with much joy, but above all with great faith. We have many reasons to be thankful and happy. 2019 was one of the most important years in our history because we laid the foundations for the strengthening of Schoenstatt in the country and throughout Central

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    EL SALVADOR, Lee Aguiñada  • In El Salvador, we celebrated October 18th, Covenant Day, with much joy, but above all with great faith. We have many reasons to be thankful and happy. 2019 was one of the most important years in our history because we laid the foundations for the strengthening of Schoenstatt in the country and throughout Central

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  • 16 2019 November

    Schoenstatt grows in the harsh climate of Nicaragua

    NICARAGUA, Fr. José Luis Correa/Maria Fischer • “In the context of the Amazon Synod, Pope Francis remarked: “Jesus did not come to bring the evening breeze, but to bring fire to the earth.” Today’s Covenant Day reminds us that the decisive steps in Schoenstatt’s growth did not take place in the evening breeze, but in the harsh climate of

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    Nicaragua

    NICARAGUA, Fr. José Luis Correa/Maria Fischer • “In the context of the Amazon Synod, Pope Francis remarked: “Jesus did not come to bring the evening breeze, but to bring fire to the earth.” Today’s Covenant Day reminds us that the decisive steps in Schoenstatt’s growth did not take place in the evening breeze, but in the harsh climate of

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  • 10 2019 November

    A Covenant Celebration in Panama

    PANAMA, Fr. Jose Luis Correa • Fr. José Luis Correa was in Panama for a few days around October 18th, days that became “Covenant Days” because several groups had prepared to seal their Covenant of Love. — On October 29th, the Young Professional Women from Panama sealed their Covenant of Love in the parish church of San Francisco de

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    Panamá

    PANAMA, Fr. Jose Luis Correa • Fr. José Luis Correa was in Panama for a few days around October 18th, days that became “Covenant Days” because several groups had prepared to seal their Covenant of Love. — On October 29th, the Young Professional Women from Panama sealed their Covenant of Love in the parish church of San Francisco de

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  • 10 2019 November

    An Anniversary in 4.54 Minutes

    SPAIN, Juan Zaforas • In a video almost 5 minutes long, the anniversary of the first Schoenstatt Shrine in Spain is made available to all of Schoenstatt, so that the gratitude remains alive for this blessing and grace for Schoenstatt in Spain, in which some could participate. —   The video, which summarizes the Golden Jubilee of the Shrine

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    SPAIN, Juan Zaforas • In a video almost 5 minutes long, the anniversary of the first Schoenstatt Shrine in Spain is made available to all of Schoenstatt, so that the gratitude remains alive for this blessing and grace for Schoenstatt in Spain, in which some could participate. —   The video, which summarizes the Golden Jubilee of the Shrine

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  • 10 2019 November

    She Came to Bolivia, When We Needed Her Most

    BOLIVIA, Alexandra Kempff • On October 23, the headlines in Bolivia predicted complicated days for the country. The city of Santa Cruz was completely blocked in protest by civilians, but the Schoenstatt Family of Santa Cruz proved once again that God’s plans are precise: Our human powers can plan many things, but he is the one who knows the

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    BOLIVIA, Alexandra Kempff • On October 23, the headlines in Bolivia predicted complicated days for the country. The city of Santa Cruz was completely blocked in protest by civilians, but the Schoenstatt Family of Santa Cruz proved once again that God’s plans are precise: Our human powers can plan many things, but he is the one who knows the

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  • 07 2019 November

    Schoenstatt celebrates 50 years of the first Shrine in Spain

    SPAIN, Javier Gonzalez, COPE – Religion Editorial Office • Almost two thousand people around a Marian shrine that was used a hundred years ago as a warehouse. The Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt in Pozuelo de Alarcón is a replica of that small abandoned chapel in Germany where the Movement was born more than a hundred years ago.

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    SPAIN, Javier Gonzalez, COPE – Religion Editorial Office • Almost two thousand people around a Marian shrine that was used a hundred years ago as a warehouse. The Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt in Pozuelo de Alarcón is a replica of that small abandoned chapel in Germany where the Movement was born more than a hundred years ago.

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Schoenstatt - Reaching out

I was in prison, and you visited me – and gave me the first opportunity of my life

VATICAN/PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • They had met before, and at that time it also had to do with serving young prisoners. It was in July 2015 on the banks of the river at Asuncion when Fr Pedro stood on a podium with

November 18, 2019

Letter of the Youth

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Letter from the Chilean Youth: Speak out and be the renewal that Schoenstatt needs

LETTER FROM THE CHILEAN YOUTH, Sebastián Pineda Oyarzun with Maria Fischer • “Our aim with these words is to “take up our role as adults” in the Movement, like Pope Francis urged us during his visit last January. During that same address in Maipú, he urged us to speak out and be the renewal that the Church needs. We took up the challenge, its consequences, and we also take responsibility for what we have expressed here —good and bad —we take responsibility for what we say in these pages.” Just before 18 October, the schoenstatt.org editorial team provided a public forum […]

December 2, 2018

Youth - the NOW of the Church

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“Christus Vivit” through the eyes of young people

CHRISTUS VIVIT, schoenstatt.org editors with material from laityfamilylife.va • Twenty-six young people from different parts of the world have prepared video testimonies that were inspired by Christus Vivit ‒ Pope Francis’ most recent apostolic exhortation‒, and also by their experiences of faith.

September 28, 2019
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Covenant Life

Schoenstatt El Salvador Radiates Joy

EL SALVADOR, Lee Aguiñada  • In El Salvador, we celebrated October 18th, Covenant Day, with much joy, but above all with great faith. We have many reasons to be thankful and happy. 2019 was one of the most important years in our

November 16, 2019
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Protests in Chile: Where is Schoenstatt?

CHILE, Patricio Young •  In Chile we find ourselves in a decisive moment of our national history. The ground has broken away from under our feet; we are aghast at what is happening on the streets of our country. We have seen

November 7, 2019
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I was in prison, and you visited me – and gave me the first opportunity of my life

VATICAN/PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • They had met before, and at that time it also had to do with serving young prisoners. It was in July 2015 on the banks of the river at Asuncion when Fr Pedro stood on a podium with Pope Francis and a young prisoner from the

November 18, 2019

Campaign

Your labor is not in vain…

BRAZIL/ROME, Renate Miriam Dekker and Mechthild Jahn • On 13 October, together, we watched the canonization Mass of Sister Dulce, “Holy Dulce of the Poor” on television. I told Mechthild Jahn that I personally knew Sister Dulce during the sowing of the

October 20, 2019

Missions

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What’s hard about going on family missions?

MEXICO – Roy and Cinthia Garza • Putting the entire mixture of feelings experienced during the week we were in the family missions in the municipality of La Asunción in Nuevo León, Mexico into words is very difficult. From previous years, we

September 1, 2019
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“Until now it has been a limited work. Now it has broken through this framework and become international.”

DACHAU, Maria Fischer / Sr M. Elinor Grimm • “On 24 September (1944) we consecrated all the nations present here to the Mater Ter Admirabilis of Schoenstatt. We chose her to be our Queen. At that time we already gave our Schoenstatt

October 20, 2019

Original Shrine

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Schoenstatt – on Pilgrimage, Living and Working at the Place Everyone Dreams of

ORIGINAL SHRINE, Roberto M. González • All of us who have had the grace, as some like to say, to visit Schoenstatt – Original Schoenstatt – with its forests, houses and shrines, have fallen in love with the place, its peace and

October 20, 2019
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