Covenant Life Category

Santuario Hogar
COSTA RICA, Martha Herrera • On Friday, September 23, 2022, a new and historic moment was experienced in Schoenstatt Costa Rica, because with great pride and joy, our first group of the Women’s Apostolic League has conquered their Home Shrine. — It was a very emotional process, of great learning, where there was an opportunity to share life experiences among the members and their respective families. This helped to visualize what each one of them expected and/or desired from their Home Shrine. This was also strengthened with the valuable opportunityRead More
Santuario de Santa Cruz do Sul
PORTUGAL, Lena Castro Valente • Since last August there is a shrine (once a shrine, always a shrine) with a glass door and windows in Brazil. Since the old stained glass windows were removed, we can say that the current ones are simply made of glass. — To know what is happening in the life of the Schoenstatt Movement throughout the world is a necessity and a grace. To be able to feel the beating of the heart of the life that springs from the more than 200 shrines thatRead More
Verbum Patris con el P Kentenich
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • This Saturday, September 17th, the Schoenstatt Fathers of the Verbum Patris Course (the first course of Fathers from Argentina and Paraguay) will celebrate together their Golden Jubilee of Priestly Ordination in Nuevo Schoenstatt, Florencio Varela. The celebration can be followed live or later as a recording on the Schoenstatt Argentina YouTube channel. — This Friday, September 16, Father Guillermo Carmona, from the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Argentina, celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Father Guillermo, who was the leader ofRead More
Santuario de Corrientes
ARGENTINA, Inés Petiti / Maria Fischer • With the presence of thousands of pilgrims from the city and province of Corrientes, from several provinces of Argentina, from Paraguay, Brazil, and Chile, and with many others who were present via live transmission, the long-awaited Schoenstatt Shrine “Tierra de Maria” (Mary’s Land) in Corrientes was blessed on September 11th. — To kick off the blessing of the Shrine in Güemes 1411, where there has been a wayside shrine for many years, several activities took place on Saturday, October 10th. At 2:00 p.m.,Read More
Federación de Madres - foto grupal
COMMUNITIES, Claudia Echenique / Maria Fischer • The International Federation of Schoenstatt Mothers met in General Chapter to officially establish its community and elect its first General Council. In a festive Mass, celebrated by Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, concelebrated by three Schoenstatt Fathers, and with the presence of the participants of the General Chapter of the Apostolic Family Federation, the Founding Document was presented, and the Constitution of the International Apostolic Federation of Schoenstatt Mothers was celebrated. — September 8, the Nativity of Mary, is also the anniversary of theRead More
Mendoza
ARGENTINA, via AICA • The Archbishop of Mendoza, Monsignor Marcelo Daniel Colombo, presided the Mass in the Shrine of the town of Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, where, as every year, the image of the Virgin of Schoenstatt was crowned as “Mother and Queen of Peace and Hope”. — This August 28th, as every year, all the communities that respond to the Schoenstatt Movement gathered, with the participation of people from other provinces and countries for this important festivity. In his homily, the Archbishop of Mendoza preached on the parable of JesusRead More
Roma
ITALY, Federico Bauml •  It was a few days ago that Father Alexandre Awi Mello was elected to the position of Superior General of the Schoenstatt Fathers. And on Sept. 1, after meeting with the Holy Father, he celebrated Mass in his Roman parish. — 51 years old, a Brazilian from Rio de Janeiro, Father Alexandre Awi Mello has lived in Rome since 2017, where – in addition to holding the position of Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, which he will continue to hold forRead More
Paz Leiva y Miguel Ángel Rubio, España
CHAPTER OF THE FEDERATION OF FAMILIES, Paz Leiva and Miguel Ángel Rubio • This is the third Chapter from the translation booth for Paz and the first one for Miguel Ángel, who does it from the secretary’s table. — The 4th Chapter of the Apostolic Family Federation (FAF) began on the first of September in Hillscheid. The participants are the International Directorate and two couples from each of the autonomous territories. This time, one couple from each of the territories that are close to becoming autonomous was also invited. EachRead More
Audiencia
POPE FRANCIS – MEETING WITH THE SCHOENSTATT FATHERS • On Thursday, September 1, Pope Francis received the participants of the General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers. The Pope emphasized that the mystery of the redemption that Our Lord Jesus Christ has accomplished for all humanity and the whole world has the characteristic note of the Hebrew word berith, covenant, covenant. The blood of Jesus shed on the Cross and offered as a sacrifice of love for all of us (cf. Mk 14:24; 1 Cor 11:25) constituted an irrevocable relationship betweenRead More
Reinisch
GERMANY, Franz Reinisch Forum, Fr. Heribert Niederschlag SAC, Wilma Lerchen • On Saturday, August 20, 2022, the Franz Reinisch Forum invited to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the execution of Father Franz Reinisch. He was the only Catholic priest who refused to take the oath of allegiance to Hitler. For him it was obvious: to swear an oath of allegiance to a criminal like Hitler, never! — The singers of the Limburg Cathedral Choir, conducted by Christoph Kipping, opened the first part of the ceremony. Father Heribert Niederschlag SAC recalledRead More