• 13 2019 September

    Twenty-one communities of Madrugadores in Costa Rica and counting!

    COSTA RICA, Rodrigo Blanco • In Costa Rica, the Madrugadores were born in 2007, in San Rafael de Escazú, as a result of Derek Monturiol and Father Ronny Solano’s enthusiasm. — Forty men believed and attended the first time, they met in silence to be with Jesus, to put everything in his hands and also to give thanks.  

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    COSTA RICA, Rodrigo Blanco • In Costa Rica, the Madrugadores were born in 2007, in San Rafael de Escazú, as a result of Derek Monturiol and Father Ronny Solano’s enthusiasm. — Forty men believed and attended the first time, they met in silence to be with Jesus, to put everything in his hands and also to give thanks.  

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  • 12 2019 September

    Mount Sion Gikungu – Burundi’s important pilgrimage center

    BURUNDI, Sr.  M. Françoise Nimubona, Claudine Niyomwungere • The Schoenstatt Shrine in Bujumbura became an attraction for many groups of pilgrims from all over the country, especially on the 15th of August, which is not a legal holiday in Burundi, but is of great importance for the Catholic Church there. It is located on a slope above the capital

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    BURUNDI, Sr.  M. Françoise Nimubona, Claudine Niyomwungere • The Schoenstatt Shrine in Bujumbura became an attraction for many groups of pilgrims from all over the country, especially on the 15th of August, which is not a legal holiday in Burundi, but is of great importance for the Catholic Church there. It is located on a slope above the capital

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  • 09 2019 September

    Casa Madre de Tupãrenda celebrates three years and countless stories of new life

    PARAGUAY, CMT, Ani Souberlich • Wide-eyed and with a huge smile you hear: “Ojeabrí che korasõ” (my heart has opened). This was Ricardo’s* expression when he saw his mother, brother and nephews arrive for his graduation ceremony. How important it is in every stage of life to see and feel the closeness and accompaniment of one’s family in overcoming

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    PARAGUAY, CMT, Ani Souberlich • Wide-eyed and with a huge smile you hear: “Ojeabrí che korasõ” (my heart has opened). This was Ricardo’s* expression when he saw his mother, brother and nephews arrive for his graduation ceremony. How important it is in every stage of life to see and feel the closeness and accompaniment of one’s family in overcoming

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  • 09 2019 September

    We pray with Francis: for the seas and oceans

    COVENANT SOLIDARITY WITH FRANCIS, Maria Fischer • The Vatican published its latest video with Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for 2019, in which he calls for us to pray for the “protection of the seas and oceans” during September. — “Creation is a project of love given by God to humanity,” the Holy Father reminds us in his monthly message,

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    COVENANT SOLIDARITY WITH FRANCIS, Maria Fischer • The Vatican published its latest video with Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for 2019, in which he calls for us to pray for the “protection of the seas and oceans” during September. — “Creation is a project of love given by God to humanity,” the Holy Father reminds us in his monthly message,

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  • 08 2019 September

    Emmaus Talks in Sonsbeck Switzerland and on the Niers

    GERMANY, Pfr. Christoph Scholten/red.  • Such memories remain with you and shape you, even after weeks: Emmaus Talks in the Sonsbeck Switzerland or in a paddle boat on the river Niers, talks about Fridays for Future and Laudato Si`, intensive proximity to Karl Leisner in the confrontation with his words and his actions…Two deacons and ten priests from the

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    GERMANY, Pfr. Christoph Scholten/red.  • Such memories remain with you and shape you, even after weeks: Emmaus Talks in the Sonsbeck Switzerland or in a paddle boat on the river Niers, talks about Fridays for Future and Laudato Si`, intensive proximity to Karl Leisner in the confrontation with his words and his actions…Two deacons and ten priests from the

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  • 07 2019 September

    The missionary on a bicycle: a true love story

    COSTA RICA, Catalina Hutt • A few weeks ago the photo of a missionary with the Pilgrim MTA on a bicycle went viral. We put it up on schoenstatt.org’s Instagram account with this comment: beautiful photo, but we don’t know where or what real story of life is behind it. A few minutes later, we received a WhatsApp from

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    COSTA RICA, Catalina Hutt • A few weeks ago the photo of a missionary with the Pilgrim MTA on a bicycle went viral. We put it up on schoenstatt.org’s Instagram account with this comment: beautiful photo, but we don’t know where or what real story of life is behind it. A few minutes later, we received a WhatsApp from

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  • 06 2019 September

    Mozambique can find lasting peace if it enters into the “game of Christ” – Pope Francis

    POPE FRANCIS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel • Pope Francis is visiting Southern Africa between 4 and 10 September. He began in Mozambique where he celebrated Mass at a packed Zimpeto Stadium in Maputo. He now travels on to Madagascar and Mauritius where he will meet with religious, civil leaders and the Christian faithful, especially the youth. — In

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    POPE FRANCIS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel • Pope Francis is visiting Southern Africa between 4 and 10 September. He began in Mozambique where he celebrated Mass at a packed Zimpeto Stadium in Maputo. He now travels on to Madagascar and Mauritius where he will meet with religious, civil leaders and the Christian faithful, especially the youth. — In

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Schoenstatt - Reaching out

Twenty-one communities of Madrugadores in Costa Rica and counting!

COSTA RICA, Rodrigo Blanco • In Costa Rica, the Madrugadores were born in 2007, in San Rafael de Escazú, as a result of Derek Monturiol and Father Ronny Solano’s enthusiasm. — Forty men believed and attended the first time, they met in

September 13, 2019
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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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What happened to our youth after Ignis and Hineni?

COSTA RICA, María José González • A few days ago I was asked to write something for the Schoenstatt website about the Opening Day of the Aliados [Girls’ Youth] in Costa Rica. I was touched that they asked me for this and

July 16, 2019
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Covenant Life

Twenty-one communities of Madrugadores in Costa Rica and counting!

COSTA RICA, Rodrigo Blanco • In Costa Rica, the Madrugadores were born in 2007, in San Rafael de Escazú, as a result of Derek Monturiol and Father Ronny Solano’s enthusiasm. — Forty men believed and attended the first time, they met in

September 13, 2019

Something to think about

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In the language of love diversity does not create distance or separation but makes us enter into communion

HOERDE – AND NOW WHAT?, Prof. Dr. Alejandro Blanco Araujo, La Plata, Argentina • Dear Schoenstatt Family! Today ́s reflection begins with our experience in the Federation of Priests, which today has reached a goal for which we all have longed for a

August 25, 2019
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Francis - Church

We pray with Francis: for the seas and oceans

COVENANT SOLIDARITY WITH FRANCIS, Maria Fischer • The Vatican published its latest video with Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for 2019, in which he calls for us to pray for the “protection of the seas and oceans” during September. — “Creation is a project of love given by God to humanity,”

September 9, 2019
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Campaign

The missionary on a bicycle: a true love story

COSTA RICA, Catalina Hutt • A few weeks ago the photo of a missionary with the Pilgrim MTA on a bicycle went viral. We put it up on schoenstatt.org’s Instagram account with this comment: beautiful photo, but we don’t know where or

September 7, 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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Kentenich Pedagogy on the Periphery (4)

Kentenich Pedagogy in the Periphery, Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke • Freedom in jail?  “Yes,” said Father Kentenich.  And he would demonstrate it.  “Yes,” says Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke and he demonstrated it:  in the jail for minors in Itaugua, a few kilometers from the

June 22, 2019

Original Shrine

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A Joyful Community of Brothers with a Mission to Change the World

ORIGINAL SHRINE, Zachary E. Larson • With 15 young men from six countries, the International Schoenstatt Leaders’ school offered a new generation of leaders the chance to deepen their formation. For 33 days, members of the Schoenstatt International Male Youth stayed at

August 26, 2019
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