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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 Pedro Kühlcke have met again in the Vatican at the close of the International Congress on “Integral Human Development and the Catholic Prison Pastorate” for regional and national leaders of theRead More

Posted On November 16, 2019 In 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 history because we laid the foundations for the strengthening of Schoenstatt in the country and throughout Central America. — Father José Luis Correa Lira, the adviser that is shared throughout the region, has in recent years taken on the task of structuring and organizing in the best possibleRead More
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 the First World War, as well as in the Dachau and Milwaukee periods. Should we be afraid of the harsh climate?” said Bishop Michael Gerber on October 18th in Schoenstatt. ThereRead More

Posted On November 10, 2019 In Covenant Life

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 La Caleta. This parish was the spiritual center of Schoenstatt and “home” of the Schoenstatt Youth during the World Youth Day in January last year in Panama; its pastor is MonsignorRead More

Posted On November 10, 2019 In Covenant Life

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 in Pozuelo near Madrid, was produced by Benji Arizu, the son of a couple from the first course of the Family Federation. Original: Spanish 02.11.2019 Translation: Lindsay Burger, Ohio, USARead More