• 18 2019 June

    31st May “revisited”

    Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, Chile • One of the difficulties that Schoenstatters, both the newly-initiated and those who are deeply steeped in its spirituality, have is understanding exactly what is hidden behind the mythical date of the 31st of May. This question has emerged again, as we celebrate its 70th anniversary, because it is hard to understand exactly what

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  • 13 2019 June

    Many ways and places to travel with the Pilgrim Mother

    ENGLAND, Mary Cole • A small but vibrant group of Pilgrim Mother apostles (missionaries) gathered at the shrine in Kearsley, Greater Manchester, on Saturday, 1 June for the annual rally. We chose the Saturday closest to the feast of the Visitation, because that is the feast of the Pilgrim Mother.— Global Pilgrim Mother Testimonies The day began with testimonies.

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  • 09 2019 June

    One hundred Schoenstatters at El Salvador’s first national meeting

    EL SALVADOR, Isidro Perera • On 1 May, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, El Salvador held its first national Movement meeting, with the participation of all the branches and Schoenstatt communities in this central American country which is founding the movement there. — Despite Schoenstatt’s 20-year history in El Salvador, which began with the arrival of the

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  • 09 2019 June

    “Jean Vanier made the most fragile people feel welcomed and recognized as brothers and sisters”

    FRANCE, via www.aica.org • The funeral of Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche who died on May 7, was held in the small community of Trosly-Breuil, north of Paris on the afternoon of Thursday, 16 May. The mass, celebrated with great simplicity, was presided over by the Archbishop of Rennes, Pierre d’Ornellas. — The Pope encouraged the L’Arche communities

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  • 08 2019 June

    Come Holy Spirit, come!

    CHILE, Gonzalo Díaz and Barbara Brain • “We invite you with great hope to unite with us in mobilizing yourselves this Pentecost. At such crucial moments in the life of the Church, we want to ask the Holy Spirit to renew us with his light, warmth, and strength and to make of us credible witnesses to the gospel.” –

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  • 05 2019 June

    Santa Cruz – the best renewal of May 31st’s mission

    BOLIVIA, Alexandra Kempff • I could write an article every day on the emotions experienced in preparation for the construction of the Santa Cruz Shrine. From the euphoria and confidence that everything is possible, to the overwhelming doubt of whether we will be able to afford all the projected expenses. In between, a lot of meditation and prayer, listening

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  • 05 2019 June

    The vigorous call to apostolic sanctity

    ARGENTINA, Maria Teresa and Daniel Martino • A few days ago, an unprecedented event took place on Argentine soil and in the heart of the Church: after 43 years, the mártires riojanos (four people killed during Argentina’s Dirty War, including one bishop) were recognized as martyrs and beatified for having given their lives to announce and incarnate the essence

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Schoenstatt - Reaching out

Many ways and places to travel with the Pilgrim Mother

ENGLAND, Mary Cole • A small but vibrant group of Pilgrim Mother apostles (missionaries) gathered at the shrine in Kearsley, Greater Manchester, on Saturday, 1 June for the annual rally. We chose the Saturday closest to the feast of the Visitation, because

June 13, 2019

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A parish in full WYD mode

HOW I EXPERIENCED WYD2019, PANAMÁ, Carmen Franco and Maria Fischer • Almost the entire parish was in full WYD mode as hosts to hundreds of youths for check-in, as a spiritual center, as the event organizer of the “Caleta Festival,” and so much more.  San Francisco de la Caleta parish filled this role in the days prior and during January’s World Youth Day 2019.  This parish, with its parish priest and vicar (a Diocesan Schoenstatt priest) were proud to be hosts to the Schoenstatt Youth in a nearby university and in the Schoenstatt Spiritual Center.  Literally all the Schoenstatt members […]

March 9, 2019

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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Covenant Life

One hundred Schoenstatters at El Salvador’s first national meeting

EL SALVADOR, Isidro Perera • On 1 May, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, El Salvador held its first national Movement meeting, with the participation of all the branches and Schoenstatt communities in this central American country which is founding the

June 9, 2019

Something to think about

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So that communication remains objective and faithful to life

KENTENICH COMMUNICATION, Cristina Tagle and Maria Fischer • “You don’t know how happy the “Schoenstatt News” make me! It’s like falling a little more in love with Schoenstatt,” wrote Cristina “Kiki” Tagle, from the first Family Federation Course in Chile, on Tuesday

March 18, 2019
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A New Year
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“Jean Vanier made the most fragile people feel welcomed and recognized as brothers and sisters”

FRANCE, via www.aica.org • The funeral of Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche who died on May 7, was held in the small community of Trosly-Breuil, north of Paris on the afternoon of Thursday, 16 May. The mass, celebrated with great simplicity, was presided over by the Archbishop of Rennes,

June 9, 2019

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Many ways and places to travel with the Pilgrim Mother

ENGLAND, Mary Cole • A small but vibrant group of Pilgrim Mother apostles (missionaries) gathered at the shrine in Kearsley, Greater Manchester, on Saturday, 1 June for the annual rally. We chose the Saturday closest to the feast of the Visitation, because

June 13, 2019
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Missions

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Mexico: Mary’s light— united in purpose, united in mission

MEXICO, Brenda Rocamontes • After months of preparation, the day finally arrived to begin the mission. Youth from Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Guadalajara, Chuihuahua, Monterrey, and Iguala responded to the Blessed Mother’s call to live Holy Week in “Mexico: Mary’s Light” Missions.

May 13, 2019
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Kentenich

31st May “revisited”

Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, Chile • One of the difficulties that Schoenstatters, both the newly-initiated and those who are deeply steeped in its spirituality, have is understanding exactly what is hidden behind the mythical date of the 31st of May. This question

June 18, 2019

Original Shrine

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New Rector of the Original Shrine

ORIGINAL SHRINE, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio • New Rector of the Original Shrine will be Fr. PABLO JAVIER POL. P. Pol is a Schoenstatt Father, comes from Argentina, was born in 1969 and was ordained a priest in 2000. In his priestly

April 19, 2019
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