Covenant Life Category

Bischof Dr. Michael Gerber
GERMANY, Maria Fischer The plenary assembly of the German Bishops’ Conference today (September 26, 2023) elected the Bishop of Fulda, Bishop Dr. Michael Gerber, a member of the Institute of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests, as its new vice-chairman. — Bishop Gerber succeeds Bishop emeritus Dr. Franz-Josef Bode, who retired a few months ago. Bishop Gerber first became auxiliary bishop in the archdiocese of Freiburg in 2013, and has been bishop of Fulda since 2019. In the German Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Gerber is also chairman of the Commission for Spiritual Vocations andRead More
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PUERTO RICO, Rubén Ortiz, Carmen R. Rodríguez, Merie Montalvo, Norma Echevarría, Millie Maldonado • On Monday, September 4th, the pilgrims gathered early in the morning at the different places to board one of the three buses that would take them to each of the Schoenstatt Shrines in Puerto Rico, the “Island of Enchantment” of the Puerto Ricans (Boricuas) and all those who have made this island their second home. — The encounter of departure and the history of the pilgrimage to the three shrines 37 years ago, the Schoenstatt FamilyRead More
Fr. Elmar Busse • If you analyse the publications about Fr. Joseph Kentenich using qualitative content analysis methods from the communication sciences or marketing keyword research, then you will find the snow-white beard as the image mark or logo “Kentenich”, and as a keyword: “early canonization”, “always”, and since 2020: “abuse”. In the following series of articles we want to take a different look at Kentenich: neither the bearded St. Nicholas nor the candidate for canonization, but neither the man suspected of abuse of power or spiritual abuse. — TheRead More
La Serena
CHILE, Press Office of the Archdiocese of La Serena • The celebration, presided by Archbishop René Rebolledo Salinas, was attended by many faithful, including the director of the Schoenstatt Movement, Father Gonzalo Illanes, Father Dikson Yáñez Pizarro, pastor of the parish of “Santísima Trinidad” in Alto Peñuelas, and many religious. — The celebration began with a procession in which the different branches of the Movement participated with their characteristic banners, along with members of the parish community and the religious dance group ” Madre de la Montaña”. How God isRead More
La Plata
ARGENTINA, Carlos Ricciardi • On August 15th, the Schoenstatt Family of La Plata celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of Mary and the 58th Anniversary of the “Shrine of Father’s Liberation”. The Mass was celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Jorge González, member of the Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests’ Federation, concelebrated with several priests, among them Fathers Javier Arteaga, José María Iturrería, Pablo Mullín and Fr. Alberto Meroni. — For the past year, the Family of La Plata has been on the “road to the 60th birthday” of the Shrine, motivated by theRead More
COSTA RICA, Mary Cruz Coto •  August 2nd is the feast day of Our Lady of the Angels, the patron saint of Costa Rica. The devotion to the “Negrita”, the Black Madonna, is marked by the pilgrimage to the Shrine in the Basilica of the Angels in Cartago. For this reason, the Schoenstatt Movement in Costa Rica has prepared itself spiritually to walk this path of love for our Mother. — Beginning on July 1st and every day of the month, under the title “Our Lady of the Angels”, weRead More
Ordenación episcopal
ARGENTINA, Auxiliary Bishop Ernesto José Fernández, Rosario • At the end of the Episcopal Consecration Mass, Auxiliary Bishop Ernesto José Fernández of Rosario walked through the nave of the church to greet and bless the grateful congregation and addressed some very warm and affectionate words to us, which we publish here as the first. — “My soul praises the greatness of the Lord. My spirit rejoices in God my Savior…”. I fully identify myself with this exclamation of Our Lady in the Magnificat. There are so many feelings that fillRead More
Ordenación episcopal Mons. Ernesto Fernández Foto: Aica
ARGENTINA, Fr. Darío Gatti • The bells are ringing, there is a celebration. It is 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2023, a bright sunny day in a mild winter. Although the sun has already set, the night will be bright and radiant, and not because of the moon, which is also strikingly bright on this day. The hour heralds a great joy that comes to us in the city of Rosario and in the Archdiocese of Mary, Our Lady and Queen of the Rosary, in the year of theRead More
Father Ikechukwu Stanley Damian Ukasoanya
NIGERIA, Maria Fischer • On Friday, August 5, while Pope Francis was praying the Stations of the Cross with thousands of young people in Lisbon, linking the sacrifice of Jesus for all of us to the wounds and frailties of young people today – A Via Crucis for the Frailties of Young People -, a young man in Nigeria was taken to the hospital. He is a priest, ordained just a year ago, who is eager to serve the Church in his country and is well prepared to work forRead More
Retiro de la Rama de Señoras El Salvador
EL SALVADOR, Florencia Couto • July a month full of life and fruitfulness in El Salvador! The first retreat of the Ladies Branch of Schoenstatt El Salvador took place with great success in an event full of inspiration and bonds of faith and friendship, last Saturday, July 15. — The encounter, called “Mary, model of woman, wife and mother”, was presided by Father José Luis Correa and convoked about 40 women who sought to imitate the Virgin Mary and strengthen their faith, to become those little Marys that the worldRead More