Covenant Life Category

ARGENTINA, Fabiana Vargas, Tita Ríos • June ends with Mother’s Day and a visit of their advisor, Sister Maria Pilar Carrere. A very grey day with light drizzle did not prevent mothers from Crespo, Seguí and Paraná, coming together to reflect on what “Mary, Let us reflect your image and walk through life entirely like you: strong and noble, simple and kind, spreading love and peace and joy.” (which is prayed so often) means concretely each person’s life.— Mary is a woman of salt and light in her evangelical vocation;Read More
ARGENTINA/PARAGUAY, Rocío Galo • For the Schoenstatt Family of Chaco, Argentina, witnessing the reception of the Sion tunic by the Schoenstatt Fathers’ novices, who began their way of formation toward the priesthood of Christ, was an immense gift.— On Saturday, July 6th, in Santa Maria de la Trinidad Church, at Tupãrenda, Ypacaraí, at Paraguay’s National Schoenstatt Shrine, the Mass that took place was very special and touching for those who had the privilege of meeting a young man from Chaco, Juan Cruz Colombo, who felt the call and gave hisRead More
COSTA RICA, María José González • A few days ago I was asked to write something for the Schoenstatt website about the Opening Day of the Aliados [Girls’ Youth] in Costa Rica. I was touched that they asked me for this and I spent a lot of time thinking about what to write. I decided that right now, the most beautiful thing that we Costa Ricans can show the Schoenstatt family is the impact that Ignis and Hineni have had on our youth. — Undoubtedly, Ignis and Hineni are aRead More
BRAZIL, Leonardo Rodrigues • On Sunday 16 June 2019, the Schoenstatt Boys Youth (JUMAS) in Guarapuava celebrated their twentieth anniversary, a reunion that touched the hearts of all who attended the celebrations. An encounter of the founding and new generations. It was an indescribable moment for the younger members to see the tears of nostalgia and the smiles on the faces of those who once had the experience of being JUMAS.— A short history Some say 20 years is such a short time, others say it’s an eternity. For us,Read More
Haus Regina Frauen von Schönstatt
Secular Institute Our Lady of Schoenstatt, Dr. Gertrud Pollak • The second part of the General Congress of the Frauen von Schoenstatt in House Regina, Schoenstatt, will begin on 13.07.2019 and is scheduled until 04.08.2019. — As already in the first session (28.12.2018-07.01.2019), 25 Congress participants from 9 countries and the Spiritual Director Father Alejandro Martínez continue the discussions. It continues to be about processing the proposals received from the Community. The topics agreed upon at the first meeting, which have meanwhile been prepared more intensively by working groups, will alsoRead More
PARAGUAY, Novitiate of the Schoenstatt Fathers • With joy, the Secular Institute of Schoenstatt Fathers invites you to participate in the Reception of Sion Alb on Saturday, 6 July 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Maria de la Trinidad Church at the Tupãrenda, Ypacaraí, Paraguay, Schoenstatt Shrine. In this Eucharistic celebration, the novices will receive their Sion Alb as a sign of belonging to our community. — The current novitiate course began on March with the celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph.  The Master of Novices is Father PabloRead More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • This past June 17th, in a crowded Shrine of Cor Ecclesiae, four young people sealed their Covenant of Love with Mary. — Anna, Caterina, Giovanni and Giuseppe (these are the names of the four new allies) have spent time preparing themselves, accompanied by a leader and the testimony of others who already knew the fascination of this special consecration typical of the Schoenstatt charism, and who have chosen to dedicate themselves to this project. Moreover for the great day, they wanted the most beloved people alongRead More
ITALY, Kike Fanego • Today we want to share our experience from 17 June 2019 —a young Italian’s covenant of love — who knew the Schoenstatt Movement five years ago thanks to the Mission Rome project. — The first photo is about five years old, when the first Mission Rome group (Nico, Braulio and Jorge) met an Italian, a certain Giovanni Volpe, at University Roma Tre thanks to his question about tereré (a drink like a Mate or herbal tea) “Is that smoke? Is it drug?” She takes care inRead More
EL SALVADOR, Isidro Perera • On 1 May, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, El Salvador held its first national Movement meeting, with the participation of all the branches and Schoenstatt communities in this central American country which is founding the movement there. — Despite Schoenstatt’s 20-year history in El Salvador, which began with the arrival of the Pilgrim Mother images sent by Fr. Uriburu and the creation of a women’s group, some of them Equadorians who knew Schoenstatt, but it was only a quarter of a century laterRead More
BOLIVIA, Alexandra Kempff • I could write an article every day on the emotions experienced in preparation for the construction of the Santa Cruz Shrine. From the euphoria and confidence that everything is possible, to the overwhelming doubt of whether we will be able to afford all the projected expenses. In between, a lot of meditation and prayer, listening to Divine Providence, and trying to avoid the confusion caused by our own voices. — Something that at the time simply seemed a curious fact In 2016, while visiting San JoséRead More