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Ordination Burundi Congo

Posted On 11.04.2021In Covenant Life

Ordination in Burundi

CONGO/BURUNDI, Fr. Charles Ozioko/mf • April 11, Sunday of Mercy, was a feast for the Schoenstatt Fathers and the entire Schoenstatt Family of Burundi and Congo. Two Schoenstatt Fathers from Congo were ordained priests, and one seminarian from Burundi was ordained deacon in Mont Sion Gikungu in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. — In four languages – Kirundi, Kiswahili, French, and English – the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers invited to join the priestly ordination of Fr Emmanuel Kahawi, and Fr. Christian Murhabale, both from the diocese of Bukavu, Congo,Read More
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PARAGUAY, via “Crónica”newspaper • Diego is support staff and was captured while carrying the Blessed Mother in his arms. “The image belonged to my grandmother,” he told the newspaper Crónica. — The newspaper “Crónica” has just published the following testimony of Diego Riquelme, a missionary of the Pilgrim Mother among COVID-19 patients. His face expresses tiredness while his eyes move away in the horizon after witnessing so much pain. But in his hands he carries the strength, not only his own, but also that of all those who undertake theRead More
URBI ET ORBI 2021
URBI ET ORBI 2021 • So many needs and society’s misery are knocking on our doors during these times, amid the hope that there can be a remedy or a solution. Is Schoenstatt acting within the context of these times in which we find ourselves? Or are many resources being channeled in a dualistic and narcissistic manner that overshadows everything, a process that certainly must also take place? […] Do we have solutions to the difficult social situations? Do we have answers that we can offer to the migratory movementRead More
Ir a Galilea
EASTER VIGIL 2021, POPE FRANCIS • Go to Galilee. This is Christ’s invitation, which the Holy Father makes his own Easter after Easter. In his homily during the Easter Vigil, Pope Francis explains what it means to “go to Galilee” to see Jesus again. Firstly, it means to “begin anew” from the “place of our first love.” Because it is always possible to “begin anew” and to overcome our weaknesses, even after the pandemic. Secondly, to “go to Galilee” means, according to the Pope, “setting out on new paths” becauseRead More
Ostern 2021

Posted On 03.04.2021In Covenant Life

The road to the tomb

Do we not need, like the women, courage to go out towards what in us has been set aside and assumed dead. Do we not need, like the women, a helper to push aside the heavy stones of our dark chambers. Do we not need, like the women, a messenger to understand all of the unforeseeable that happens there. Do we not, like the women, feel horror and terror when the shroud is no longer held. Will we not understand, only later, like the women, how liberating the Resurrection is.Read More
Familia Amoris Laetitia
AMORIS LAETITIA FAMILY YEAR, Maria Fischer • To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the publication of the Amoris Laetitia apostolic exhortation about the beauty and joy of family love, Pope Francis on 19 March inaugurated a “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year, which will end on 26 June 2022, at the X World Meeting of Families in Rome. — This special year is an initiative of the Holy Father, who is inviting us to engage in a renewed reading of the document and proposes reaching all families around the world by meansRead More
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ARGENTINA, Mar del Plata, Fr. Santiago Arriola • My name is Santiago Arriola, I am 38 years old, a priest of the Diocese of Mar del Plata and I belong to the Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation. I am the pastor at Padre Pio de Pietrelcina Parish, located in the south of the city. In February 2021, we had the opportunity to accompany the program “Beach and Sea School” from the Pastoral of Surf along with Scholas Occurrentes. — It was an unforgettable experience for young and old, for students and teachers.Read More
Glutzeit

Posted On 28.03.2021In Projects

Glutzeit 21

GERMANY, Fr. Hans-Martin Samietz • The base camp of Mont Everest in Nepal is located at an altitude of 5,364 meters. For climbers arriving there, the world has already changed tremendously. They are in the middle of a reality check: Am I well equipped? Will my body cooperate with the ascent? “Glutzeit”, the short spiritual news broadcast from the ranks of the Schoenstatt Youth, invites you to a special reality check. From March 7 to Easter, it will trace a spiritual path through 28 messages, at the end of whichRead More
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COSTA RICA, Amparo Ruiz • The Shrine Familia de Esperanza en San José (Family of Hope in Saint Joseph) celebrated its fourth anniversary of the blessing on March 20th. During these years, the Schoenstatt Family in Costa Rica has received many gifts. The first conference of the Women’s Apostolic League was also celebrated, which gathered participants from the three groups formed by professional women, under the motto: “My roots: to the Blessed Mother, the Shrine and the Founding Father”. — Very early in the morning, they were called to theRead More
Nakivale Pilgrim Mother
UGANDA, Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa/Maria Fischer • Despite of the pandemic and the difficult situation in the Nakivale refugee settlement in Uganda, the 8th largest refugee camp in the world, one single Pilgrim Mother is visiting there since 2019, uniting families in prayer and hope. — On 18th January 2021 Schoenstatt members and families who receive the Pilgrim Mother once again met together at Nakivale parish to renew the Covenant of Love. In Uganda we have a culture of giving thanks whenever we are happy about something; so, on thatRead More