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rosario pandemia
ARGENTINA, Inés Petiti • The family of the Holy Rosary of the Pilgrim Mother in Goya invites everyone to pray the rosary during the month of May, joining in the Holy Father’s request. — Everyone is invited to gather at 13:00 local at any shrine, church, home shrine or heart shrine. The rosary will unite us in a network of shrines, in a covenant of love that calls on the Lord’s help to put an end to the pandemic. Thirty shrines, representing all the shrines of the world, will prayRead More
Quito
ECUADOR, Maria Fischer • In a short and nice video, a group of children guide us on a virtual pilgrimage to the Schoenstatt Shrine in Quito, Ecuador. — “It is a visit to the Schoenstatt City Shrine. We are invited to pray the Angelus and the rosary with the Catholic children in the month of Mary”, reads the announcement on José Ronda’s YouTube channel. Accompanied by the song “Together with you, Mary”, a small group of children, carrying a Pilgrim MTA for children and a candle, run to the Shrine,Read More
Montevideo
URUGUAY, Gabriela Boffano/Maria Fischer • Uruguay is the country of the first daughter shrine of the Original Shrine in the world – A shrine in the small town of Nueva Helvecia, located about 60 km from Colonia del Sacramento and 130 km from the capital, Montevideo. But Uruguay is also the country of only one daughter shrine. In Montevideo they have long desired the construction of a daughter shrine, and years ago the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Campaign conquered the altar for it. — For a long time, this altar wasRead More
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
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
Mujeres profesionales
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
Monterrey Santuario
MEXICO, Gabriela de la Garza • In the midst of the pandemic, with all the fear, suffering and the need to be able to “run” to seek comfort and guidance in the arms of Mary, our Mother, we find that the access to the Shrine of Maria Camino al Cielo (Mary Way to Heaven), in Monterrey, is closed to free pedestrian and vehicular traffic, since almost a year ago. This is not the place to delve into the reasons why, but I do want to share how she takes perfectRead More
P. Ignacio Cruz
CHILE, Maria Fischer, Luciana Rosas and Claudia Echenique • On 3 March, Fr. Ignacio Cruz, a Chilean Schoenstatt Father, lost his battle to COVID-19 after becoming infected, together with other priests at the residence for elderly priests in Bellavista, and after many prayers for him and the other sick priests from people in Chile, Brazil and many other countries. Thanks to the communiques by Fr. Miguel Kast, many honored and remembered Fr. Ignacio, whom they met at some point on their covenant journeys as parish priest, spiritual director, superior, andRead More
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • “In these winter weeks, hundreds of people die every day as a result of the Corona virus, every day thousands of people are newly infected. Even if spring promises hope: this winter is still long,” reads the message on the official website of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The Federal President is calling for the #lightwindow campaign and will place a light in a window of Bellevue Palace in the evening from January 22, 2021, so that it is clearly visible. In doing so, he is rememberingRead More
Los Olmos bendición
ARGENTINA, Astrid and Matías García Samartino • We are filled with endless gratitude for all that we have experienced and felt last February 20, 2021 at the Blessing of our Shrine of Los Olmos, Pilar (Buenos Aires, Argentina). — Our Mother, our beloved Blessed Mother, descended to her new throne and became present in our midst; we felt her close, with us: She was there and will remain there forever. Like St. Peter after contemplating the glory of God on the Tabor, we exclaimed: How well we are here! LetRead More