• 21 2019 April

    Feliz Pascua – Frohe Ostern – Happy Easter – Feliz Páscoa – Buona Pasqua -Joyeuses Pâques

    Happy Easter 2019 • Human history does not end before a sepulchral stone, because today it discovers the “living stone” (cf. 1 Pet 2:4): the Risen Jesus. We as Church are founded on Him and, even when we lose heart, when we are tempted to judge everything on the basis of our failures, He comes to make things new,

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  • 20 2019 April

    Notre Dame burns, hearts burn with love for the Church

    FRANCE, Maria Fischer • Monday 15 April, Monday of Holy Week. Pictures and the news spread around the world when, about 7 p.m., flames from an infernal fire threatened one of the most emblematic cathedrals of France, Europe, and the whole Church: Notre Dame, Paris, was on fire. Not only did Catholics suffer shock and pain, but also other

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  • 20 2019 April

    With prisoners once again

    POPE FRANCIS, Maria Fischer with material from ACIprensa • With prisoners once again. His favourites. The most forgotten and abandoned. During the afternoon of 18 April at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday and the foot-washing ceremony in Rome, Pope Francis urged the faithful to always be “brothers in service” as Jesus taught his apostles, and

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  • 20 2019 April

    “As a Family, we go together to the other shore”

    CHILE, Fr. Juan Pablo Rovegno, National Director • Perhaps now more than ever, Schoenstatt is suffering – within the Universal Church, with her and like her – from one of its deepest crises in the face of sexual abuse and the abuse of power and conscience. The Church and the Movement in Chile are the most affected, with senior

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  • 19 2019 April

    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 ministry he has always worked in the Schoenstatt Movement, especially with the youth, but also in the

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  • 15 2019 April

    Conquering land for Mary—with some open doors and others closed

    ARGENTINA, Rocío Galo and Griselda Pereyra • Since April 2017, we had signed and made a loan effective for the use and potential purchase of the Dehonian Fathers’ former minor seminary property and facilities in Resistencia. Due to the fact that no agreement was reached to reduce the quoted sale price, and due to the impossibility of renewing the

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  • 15 2019 April

    2019: Life and Hope Madrugadores’ strong start

    ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • From its founding on November 17th, 2012, the Madrugadores del Cerro (The Early Risers on the Hill), as they are fondly described, haven’t yet missed a dawn.   They have formally begun their activities for the year with a presentation of this year’s theme and event, the first of eight planned dialogues for 2019.— How they

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2019: Life and Hope Madrugadores’ strong start

ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • From its founding on November 17th, 2012, the Madrugadores del Cerro (The Early Risers on the Hill), as they are fondly described, haven’t yet missed a dawn.   They have formally begun their activities for the year with a

April 15, 2019

WYD Panama 2019

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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Conquering land for Mary—with some open doors and others closed

ARGENTINA, Rocío Galo and Griselda Pereyra • Since April 2017, we had signed and made a loan effective for the use and potential purchase of the Dehonian Fathers’ former minor seminary property and facilities in Resistencia. Due to the fact that no

April 15, 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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Feliz Pascua – Frohe Ostern – Happy Easter – Feliz Páscoa – Buona Pasqua -Joyeuses Pâques

Happy Easter 2019 • Human history does not end before a sepulchral stone, because today it discovers the “living stone” (cf. 1 Pet 2:4): the Risen Jesus. We as Church are founded on Him and, even when we lose heart, when we are tempted to judge everything on the basis

April 21, 2019
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IPS 2019 Mission: Jesus is in each sick person and Mary visits them

PARAGUAY, Sady Fleitas • On Saturday, March 2 we resumed our first mission of 2019 to IPS (Social Welfare Institute, public hospital, created “to protect the health of Paraguay’s salaried workers”). As usual, we went with a large group of very close

March 18, 2019
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CARITAS 2019—Pilgrimage for the Hearts of Austin

USA, Zachary E. Larson • Austin CARITAS is a 5-day Schoenstatt mission trip hosted yearly in Austin, Texas. The mission began in 2013, inviting university students to serve their city. Missionaries volunteer with charitable organizations during the day, and receive spiritual formation

April 8, 2019
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Fr. Kentenich’s pedagogy on the peripheries

Fr. Kentenich’s pedagogy on the peripheries (part 2) Fr. Pedro Kuehlcke • We share the experiences and conclusions of Fr. Pedro Kuehlcke in the application of Fr. Kentenich’s pedagogy on the peripheries, concretely at a jail for minors and in the program

March 24, 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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Pope Francis – Recent Tweets

  • Today, too, let us join in prayer with the Christian community of Sri Lanka, which was struck by terrible violence… https://t.co/NfPUjj3IT3
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  • Today we contemplate the empty tomb of Christ and we hear the words of the angel: "Do not be afraid! He is risen!" #Easter