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ARGENTINA, Griselda Pereyra and Rocío Galo • The story of the much-desired picture of the Blessed Mothers dates back a couple of years ago when a family from the Resistencia-Chaco Diocese traveled to Schoenstatt, Germany. At that time, they had the opportunity of seeing a French family be presented with a picture. When upon returning to Chaco, the family related the touching experience they saw, and it was then they were entrusted with the mission of searching for our future Daughter Shrine’s picture.— The following year, the couple said thatRead More
GERMANY, Klaus Heizmann • Ten men on a sail boat for a week off the magnificent coast of Croatia and under a gorgeous skyline over the Adriatic Sea probably happens more often than not. The Adriatic Sea is actually blue and still invites one to swim in October. Yet the fact that one of the men is Father Hans-Martin Samietz, who helps to create a framework for religious retreats, in which everyone can find the theme during the days of the retreat that is important to them right now –Read More
NIGERIA, Michael Okpala • All roads led to the Schoenstatt Fathers Community at Ijokodo, Ibadan, Nigeria, on the 22nd of September 2018 as four members of the course, Apostles of the Covenant of Love, were raised to the transitional diaconate. This diaconate ordination is a precursor to their priestly ordination, which is slated to be in May 2019. In 2019, the Nigerian Community will be celebrating fifteen years of the Shrine in Nigeria. This same priestly ordination in 2019 will bring the number of Nigerian Schoenstatt Fathers to twenty-nine.  “As youRead More
PARAGUAY, Martín Pereira • Yes, this time we’re a Schoenstatt “that’s coming back.” All year we go out with our Pilgrim Mothers to visit families, schools, and hospitals transmitting our covenant culture in every community of our country. But on October 18th, the missionaries of the Rosary Campaign came from the most distance places to visit our Schoenstatt Mother in Tupãrenda. — On the eve of October 18th, all the missionaries interrupted the Pilgrim Mother’s travel, we gathered money that was saved, and from allover, we began the going toRead More
Octavio Galarce hombres
Interview of Octavio Galarce, Chile • We interviewed Ocatavio Galarce within the framework of the consecration of the first course of the Men’s Federation in Chile. He is a member of this first course, lay adviser for the Men’s Branch, Founder of the Madrugadores, editor of “Vinculo” magazine and a collaborator for schoenstatt.org. —   Recently his course, the first of the Men’s Federation in Chile celebrated its perpetual consecration, that is, they committed to live the Schoenstatt charism as men and allies. What does it mean? – With theRead More
USA, Carlos Cantú • The Annual Texas Delegates Convention of the Schoenstatt Movement took place on Saturday, October 13th at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine and Schoenstatt Center in San Antonio, Texas. — After a continental breakfast, the convention began with the opening prayer that reads as follows: “After having commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Homegoing of our Father and Founder with the celebration of the Year of Father Kentenich, once again we turn to the future and ask ourselves the eternal question, ‘What does God want of usRead More
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer Many knew him as “Don Daniele”, the rector of the International Schoenstatt Shrine in Belmonte, Rome. Fr. Daniel Lozano died on the morning of 27 September at the age of 69. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Eduardo Eliseo Martín on Friday, the 28 September at 11:00 am. • In addition to the various pastoral tasks in his diocese, in 1993 he was appointed as a member of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, and in 1994 became responsible for the Schoenstatt Shrine in the city of Granadero Baigorria,Read More

Posted On 16.09.2018In Covenant Life

Five times yes

AUSTRIA, Martin Schiffl • “I have a dream”. This is a well-known phrase from Martin Luther King’s historic speech. “We have a dream” could be the motto of the five young men, aged between 18-27, who gave their “Yes” on the morning of 18 August. — Like Martin Luther King, they not only dream of a better world; but also to build it with their strength and talents. They want to build a new society, a holy city, guided by Fr. Kentenich’s hand and united to the Covenant of LoveRead More
PERÚ, Manuel Huapaya • On Thursday, 30 August the first Schoenstatt Training Workshop began, which seeks to delve deeper into Fr. Kentenich’s thinking. It was also a special occasion to welcome our recently appointed National Director for Peru, Fr. Mariano Irrureta, from Chile. — The training workshop will have four parts. Fr. Mariano Irrureta was responsible for the first workshop, which explored the question: “What is Schoenstatt? Its charism and spirituality.” It was an intensive workshop consisting of various groups and was attended by Bishop Reinaldo Nann (Bishop of theRead More
PERU, Fr. Luis Alberto Celis /editorial team • On Thursday, 30 August 2018, the feast of the Solemnity of St. Rose of Lima, Patroness of Lima, Peru and of Latin America, some priests of the first course of Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests went on pilgrimage to her shrine, where they prayed for the intentions of the universal Church and the Church in Peru. —   To mark the occasion of the 400th anniversary St. Rose of Lima’s death, three years ago the Archbishop of Lima launched an App andRead More