Covenant Life Category

USA, Melissa Janknegt / Christy Wilkens • A few days ago I saw a friend’s Instagram post, and I asked her if I could share it on schoenstatt.org. She agreed. I thought how perfect it was coming from Father Kentenich’s Heavenwards. Here in Texas, as in many places around the globe, we have been inundated with rain that has led to flooding. But also in our everyday lives we sometimes have another kind of rain… not the kind that falls from the skies, but the unexpected troubles that inconvenience orRead More
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
BOLIVIA, Roberto Henestrosa and Alexandra Kempff • We celebrated a Holy Mass on May 2nd to begin the countdown that will end in exactly one year with the blessing of the Santa Cruz Shrine. It will be on the same site as our wayside shrine, in Buen Retiro, a quiet, green place that invites you to linger. — Before the Eucharistic celebration, the coordinators of the Family, Róger and María Isabel Baldivieso, gave a few words of reflection on how important it is to be united in this great taskRead More
GERMANY/FRANCE, David van Eck, Schoenstatt Men’s Youth Mainz Limburg • With a moderate knowledge of French and great expectations, thirty young men from the dioceses of Mainz, Limburg, Espira, Trier, and Fulda departed again this year for Cambrai for a week of work under the sign of Joseph Engling, a Schoenstatter from the early days. —   We left on Easter Monday morning from the Schoenstatt centers of our dioceses in the direction of Verdun, a battlefield from World War I, which reminded us of more than 300,000 fallen GermanRead More
NIGERIA, Agaptus Ihediuba /Maria Fischer • In a spirit of celebration, another historical event is soon to be made in the Schoenstatt Fathers’ community in Nigeria. This historical event will be brought to completion on 25 May 2019 as the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria prepare for the ordination of four Deacons: Jude Eze, John Iyoke, Christian Dansuma and Patrick Ugwoke, from the ‘Apostles of the covenant of Love’ Course will be ordained priests on that day. Shortly after their deaconate ordination, the four left for Paraguay, where they experienced aRead More
GERMANY, Editorial Board • After more than six years of preparation for the beatification process for Franz Reinisch on the diocesan level in Trier, this phase will be solemenly concluded on 28 June 2019.— As the Postulator of the beatification process, Emeritus Professor  Fr Dr Heribert Niderschlag SAC announced, this conclusion will most probably take place with Holy Mass at 9.30 a.m. in the Church of Our Lady immediately next to the Cathedral. This will be followed by the final session of the “Causa Reinisch” in the Gothic Hall (inRead More
GERMANY, Msgr. Dr. Peter Wolf • A hundred and fifty men gathered on the Fifth Sunday of Lent in the Schoenstatt Centre at Oberkirch in the Archdiocese of Freiburg for the 42nd Day for Men.— The Chairman of the Schoenstatt Men’s Community in the Archdiocese, Manfred Schemel, welcomed the guests in front of the Schoenstatt Shrine, where songs were sung under the direction of Edgar Beck. The group was also welcomed in the largest room of the Centre by Johannes Hauger, representative of the Board of the Archdiocesan Catholic AssociationRead More
ARGENTINA, Rocío Galo and Griselda Pereyra • Since April 2017, we had signed and made a loan effective for the use and potential purchase of the Dehonian Fathers’ former minor seminary property and facilities in Resistencia. Due to the fact that no agreement was reached to reduce the quoted sale price, and due to the impossibility of renewing the loan signed with the Dehonian Fathers until 31 March 2019, the Resistencia Family has begun a new stage of searching and conquering the greatly desired land for the Shrine. — RememberingRead More
BRAZIL, Priscila Bernardo • The 30th of March was a day of great emotion and joy at the “Cor Unem in Corde Patris” Shrine in Jaraguá (São Paulo/SP). About 20 women who had belonged to the Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth (Jufem) met to once again share the wealth and joy of being Jufem! – About nine months ago, the same group held a reunion where they decided to make contributions to the Capital of Grace to reconquer the Mater Ter Admirabilis Crown, which was conquered by their Jufem generation at theRead More
BRAZIL, Sueli Vilarinho • On 27 March the Schoenstatt Family in Jaraguá and the community of the Secular Institute of Schoenstatt Fathers in Brazil bade farewell to Fr. Roberto Josef Ostheirmer, who entered the community in Brazil 1966. His wake took place at the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, where he served as parish priest, and was buried in the Fathers’ cemetery next to the Sion Shrine in Jaraguá, the land for which he helped to purchase and build the shrine in 1969.— A brief biography He wasRead More
ARGENTINA, Father Alberto Eronti • Twenty-five years ago, on Sunday, February 27th, 1994, the Shrine, Zion of the Father, was blessed in Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires.  Bishop Claudio Giménez Medina, then the auxiliary bishop of Asunción, Paraguay, blessed it.  After years of spiritual preparation, the Regional Schoenstatt Fathers had decided to build the Shrine, the source of grace, next to their Regional House. — For the blessing, Fathers were present from many countries:  Argentina, Germany, Brazil, Chile, Spain and Paraguay, also present were priests from the local diocese.   We hadRead More