Covenant Life Category

ITALY, Maria Lucrezia Rallo • The month of May illuminates and brings every Christian closer to Mary. Woman of strength, beautiful, and heavenly. Who would not want to be like her? Each one of us makes our life a continuous imitation of this, everyone tends to aim at a new model that bears no resemblance to what we are seeing today. This new model is Mary, and imitating this life are the lives of every man and woman who, with pure hearts accept the immense love of our Mother, andRead More
PARAGUAY, Julio Giménez • Pablito Martínez’ priestly ordination was celebrated on 24 June 2018, in the church of Santa María de la Trinidad in Tupãrenda, while we were still experiencing the after-effects and emotions of Chiquitunga’s beatification – the first Paraguayan woman Blessed – that had taken place the day before. — A completely full stadium Just like during the soccer world championship in Russia the last few days where we saw multitudes, there was also a multitude at the stadium on Saturday, for the beatification of the holy ParaguayanRead More
PARAGUAY,  Blanca Lila Gómez de Gamarra, teacher • The school has really become my second home over the years, and I have done the best to provide a mother’s sheltering atmosphere for my students, to be a sister to my colleagues: in other words, to provide a family as Fr. Kentenich taught us.— I am Blanca Lila Gómez de Gamarra, an elementary school teacher from Silvio Pettirossi School in Luque. It is still hard to believe that it has been twenty-one years since I introduced myself to my first classroomRead More
PARAGUAY, Editorial team of Tupãrenda Magazine • Deacon Pablo Martinez has joyfully assumed his vocation, as he was ordained as a priest by Bishop Francisco Pistilli, bishop of Encarnación, in the Eucharist held in Holy Mary of the Trinity Church in Tupãrenda on Sunday, June 24th at 11:00 pm. Thinking about his emotions, that of his relatives and of the whole Movement, we wanted to get to know him better. —   “We are inspired to act by the example of all those priests, religious, and laity who devote themselvesRead More
PARAGUAY, Naty and Gustavo Insfran • The year that we were at the home shrine level was very special for us, since we were chosen as group leaders, and we lived it very intensely. Since last March, we proposed preparing our home shrine, and we handcrafted it with our daughters, involving the whole family. We decided to build the little home for the Blessed Mother ourselves, and once it was finished, we began the task of conquering the symbols, thus each one gave their little grain of sand toward itsRead More
ENGLAND, Ann Mazza • The traditional May Day at the Schoenstatt Shrine in Kearsley, Bolton, the only one in England, celebrated on May 12, brought a new experience to the Schoenstatt Family of England: The Rosary of Lights or Illuminated Rosary, prayed for world peace.— “A big thank you to the women’s group for planning and preparing our wonderful May Day celebration this year! I can’t think of a better way of thanking Our Lady for her many graces and blessings. I’m sure it would have made her smile,” aRead More
SPAIN, Pedro Bras • “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” (Jn. 21:17) It was with a joyful and grateful heart that we approached the Valldoreix shrine, in Barcelona, on June 2nd. This same shrine that was blessed a little more than twenty years ago and ten years ago, saw Eduard Forcada depart for the novitiate now welcomes him again.— “You know that I love you” The affection of the entire Forcada family, the Catalan Schoenstatt Family, and the Sisters of Mary was felt in every detailRead More
PANAMA, Fr. José Luis Correa • Fr. Juan Olarte, a Schoenstatt diocesan priest in Colón, Panama, joyfully celebrated the May 31st milestone at his parish with a crowning of the Blessed Mother and eleven new Covenants of Love. — In the Schoenstatt Family, each May 31st, besides renewing the crusade of organic thinking, loving, and living as a Schoenstatt mission for the Church and the world, is always an opportunity to celebrate and assume new commitments, either in busy metropolitan places or in small communities. This year, Fr. Juan OlarteRead More
COLOMBIA, Consuelo Iturrieta • Our Blessed Mother walked through the streets of Bogotá in Colombia! And at 2,700 meters above sea level Colombians followed her to reach heaven! The first Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt wayside shrine was blessed in Bogotá on the eve of the presidential elections, during a crucial time in the peace process. — Schoenstatt has burst forth in the Colombian capital, and the Blessed Mother has arrived to stay. Led by the Girls’ Youth, the Schoenstatt Family gathered and built the first wayside shrine for theRead More
PARAGUAY, Johnny and Sonia Zaracho • The news traveled in minutes via the southern Schoenstatt Movement of Encarnación’s communication networks, and all Paraguay’s and beyond: “With hearts bursting out of our chests, we officially announce that the city council has just unanimously approved the granting of a loan for the grounds for the Shrine of the South with the Schoenstatt Fathers.— The desires and dreams of all the faithful of the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement in southern Paraguay of having a daughter shrine in the city of Encarnación, was enkindled thisRead More