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CHILE, vía mariaayuda.cl • “Entrelazadas” [Spanish for interconnected] is a project that brings together girls, teenagers, elderly women, and women from the Women’s Penitentiary. Once a month, the girls and teenagers from a Maria Ayuda Center visit the older women for group handcraft activities, as well as to chat and get to know their stories. Their crafts are then given to women who have been incarcerated, forming an unerasable bond among them. — The “Entrelazadas” project connects a group of elderly women from the Roses of Independence Foundation with girls and teenageRead More
CHILE, Rafael Mascayano • Soon in our country, Chile, we will be faced with stating our opinion in making a decision as to whether or not to assume the task of constructing a new Constitution.  And here is where – as laity and with the thinking of Father Kentenich – it is convenient to visualize our decision to assume, not to debate the pros and cons of each position – a situation which would also help greatly – but to mainly stop, think, discern and act with criteria and notRead More
CHAD, editors • On February 23rd, Pére Nicolas Nadji Bab, a member of the Schoenstatt Federation of Priests in Chad, was ordained as bishop. For the past few months – since the appointment of his predecessor Miguel Ángel Sebastián Martínez (MCCJ) as Bishop of Sarh, Chad – he has been the diocesan administrator of the diocese of Laï, for which he was appointed by Pope Francis in mid-December. For the Schoenstatt Federation of Priests, it is a joy, honor, and obligation that one of its members was chosen for thisRead More
VATICAN, Pamela Fabiano/Maria Fischer • On 21 February 2020, Pope Francis granted an audience to His Eminence Cardinal Ángelo Becciu, Prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During audience, the Pontiff gave permission for the Congregation to promulgate various decrees, among them, the heroic virtues of Servant of God Mario Hiriart Pulido, a lay person born in Santiago de Chile (Chile) on 23 July 1931 and who died in Milwaukee (United States) on 15 July 1964. — In December 2019, Fr. Eduardo Aguirre published the news from theRead More
GERMANY, Sr. M. Louise Schulz via schoenstatt.de • In January 1967, the founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich (1885-1968), visited the Schoenstatt Family from Fulda and gave them important impulses. Today, the Schoenstatt diocese of Fulda also meets each January for mutual exchange and common orientation, this time with Bishop Dr. Michael Gerber. The communities of the Schoenstatt Movement presented their current projects – which was not only informative for Bishop Gerber, but also for the many Schoenstatters in the hall itself. —  “Dietershausen – a Schoenstatt Center with vitality!” “Dietershausen –Read More
An interview with Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, editor of the book “Después del 31 de mayo. Una actualización del pensamiento de José Kentenich” (After the 31st of May.  An updating of Joseph Kentenich’s thinking) • Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, Santo Tomás University, Santiago, Chile, member of the Men’s Federation, beloved and well-known author in  schoenstatt.org  on topics of Father Kentenich and his mission (A Child’s Three Attitudes Towards Father Kentenich, The Mission of the 31st of May as a response to the Present time, Incarnation, Communion in Multiformity, Decentralization inRead More
PRAYING WITH POPE FRANCIS, February 2020 • In The Pope Video for February, the Holy Father calls the entire world to hear the cries of migrants, many of whom are victims of criminal human trafficking. In a petition for the world, the Pope invites us to pray “that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal human smuggling and human trafficking, may be heard and considered.”— During the month of February, The Pope Video centers on the situation of millions of migrant men and women, who areRead More
ITALY/VATICAN, Economy of Francesco • Assisi is preparing to welcome more than 2000 economists and entrepreneurs under 35 years of age from all over the world to participate in the “Economy of Francesco” event from March 26-28, requested by Pope Francis. The City of St. Francis will be organized for this purpose in 12 “villages” where the great questions of the economy of today and tomorrow will be debated: Work and Care; Management and Gift; Finance and Humanity; Agriculture and Justice; Energy and Poverty; Profit and Vocation; Politics for Happiness;Read More
CHILE, Ignacio Serrano del Pozo • The Theological Congress”Federative, Decentralization and Synodal,” as a form to reflect on the 100 years of Hoerde and the federative structure of the Schoenstatt Movement,  took place in Vallendar, Germany in October of 2019.  One of the main invitees to this event was the Jesuit thinker, Fr. Juan Carlos Scannone, who since his Theology of the People has significantly influenced Pope Francis who was one of his students.  Last November 27th, we heard the sad news of the death of the renowned Argentine theologian. Read More

Posted On 02.02.2020In WYD Panama 2019

One year later

WYD2019PANAMA • “A year after celebrating this wonderful World Youth Day, we can say that this small seed has grown and is bearing much fruit.” So says José Ulloa Mendieta, Archbisop of Panama, underscording that one of the most important fruits is the renewal of pastoral ministry to young people.— “This renewal is centered on listening to what the youth are asking. We have held many diocesan assemblies, as well as the national assembly, where young people were able to contribute (…) At the parish level,” he recounted, “ecological groupsRead More