Covenant Life Category

Papst Franziskus segnet ein Bild von Franz Reinisch, 2014
GERMANY,  Father Martin Emge / Maria Fischer • On the occasion of the 120th birthday of Father Franz Reinisch, the Schoenstatt Movement of the Archdiocese of Bamberg invites all to a memorial celebration on the evening of February 1st at the Schoenstatt Center in Marienberg. — Father Franz Reinisch, a Pallottine from Tyrol, left many traces in Franconia, especially in Bamberg and as a novice in Untermerzbach. In Marienberg, he was even named patron of the construction of the Schoenstatt Center. In the meantime, the process of beatification is underwayRead More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • Father Juan Luis, recently ordained priest last December, Parochial Vicar of the Parish of Santa Ana, came to celebrate his first Mass in the Shrine and to consecrate his priesthood to the Blessed Mother, to Mary of the Covenant. — Father José Agustín Santori and I concelebrated. Then we shared lunch. The newly ordained priest studied chemistry for three years before entering the National Seminary of Costa Rica. He had already come to the shrine a couple of weeks ago. Original: Spanish, 29.01.2023.Read More
matrimonios jovenes
COSTA RICA, Lorena Montoya •  We have started 2023 with 25 new groups of couples (12 adult couples, 9 young couples and three groups of the “Pastoral of Hope” – Remarried couples), for a total of 170 couples. — The young couples are couples from different areas of the country who have been married for less than five years, with an average age of 32. Some of them have received formation in parish family ministries or other movements. This generation is characterized by the fact that a good part ofRead More
Primer grupo de familias de Schoenstatt en Honduras
HONDURAS, Lourdes Rosabal and Manrique Gutiérrez •  In January 2020, we traveled from Costa Rica for the first time to Honduras to take the Blessed Mother to these lands, with the mission that She will help us to conquer ‘Catracho’ hearts for Schoenstatt. — On that occasion we went with the continental coordinator and adviser for Central America, Father José Luis Correa, who just a month before, had invited us to assume the task with him of taking Schoenstatt to Honduras from our country, Costa Rica. We took on theRead More
Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Father José Luis Correa •  Accompanied by the Apostolic Nuncio in Costa Rica, Bishop Bruno Musaró, and the Secretary of the Nunciature, the Romanian Bishop Laurencio Dacuta, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest, Bishop Aurel Percă, visited the Schoenstatt Shrine in the Costa Rican capital. — He was received by Father José Luis Correa, National Advisor of the Schoenstatt Movement in Costa Rica and Central America and Continental Coordinator of Schoenstatt in the Americas. Father Patricio Moore, who is currently in Costa Rica, and another Romanian priest were alsoRead More

Posted On 22.01.2023In Covenant Life

Manhood today

GERMANY, Peter Hagmann • The “Marienberg Forum”, an intercommunity event for men, will take place for the second time this year, from 10 to 12 February in House Tabor on the Marienberg in Schoenstatt. — The theme of this meeting will be “Being a man today…” and the influence that our encounter with Jesus and Mary has for us as religious men. The method will be to draw on the experiences of numerous personal and online meetings, and through very short, concentrated impulses, to enter into conversation and exchange. AfterRead More
WYD 2023 • With 200 days to go until World Youth Day (WYD), thousands of young volunteers, team leaders and members of WYD reference points had their first meeting of the year at the Sacred Heart Church in Lisbon, which began with a Mass presided over by Auxiliary Bishop Joaquim Mendes, of Lisbon. — The meeting brought together volunteers who are already preparing for World Youth Day (WYD), which will be held in the Portuguese capital from August 1 to 6 this year, with the theme “Mary arose and departedRead More
Isidro Perera
COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • On Holy Family Day, Friday, December 30, the first Costa Rican member of the Family Federation, Isidro Perera, passed away. Together with Pat Fernandez they were national co-advisors of the Movement in El Salvador. — I cannot and do not want to get ahead of the memories, gratitude, thoughts of the Movement in Costa Rica and El Salvador, of people and communities that shared moments of mission and dedication with Isidro. But I want to dedicate a couple of lines in to this greatRead More
Madonna am Waldrand
GERMANY, Renate Siebenkäs / Maria Fischer •  When I learned about storytelling and oral history in my communication studies and then was amazed to discover how Father’s communication concept is based on telling real stories, I had to think of the “story of the crooked apple tree” and the “story of the little leg” with which my grandfather used to tell us children about the world, events, and even such difficult realities as physical disabilities; exciting, personal, touching, and real. — Good journalism does not necessarily require events or interviews.Read More
POPE FRANCIS, Urbi et Orbi • “If we want it to be Christmas, the Christmas of Jesus and of peace, let us contemplate Bethlehem and fix our gaze on the face of the Child born to us. And in that little innocent countenance let us recognize that of the children who in every corner of the world yearn for peace,” Pope Francis insisted in his message before the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing on December 25. — He gives us a text to meditate on in front of the crib, aRead More