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Posted On 16.09.2018In Covenant Life

Five times yes

AUSTRIA, Martin Schiffl • “I have a dream”. This is a well-known phrase from Martin Luther King’s historic speech. “We have a dream” could be the motto of the five young men, aged between 18-27, who gave their “Yes” on the morning of 18 August. — Like Martin Luther King, they not only dream of a better world; but also to build it with their strength and talents. They want to build a new society, a holy city, guided by Fr. Kentenich’s hand and united to the Covenant of LoveRead More
PERÚ, Manuel Huapaya • On Thursday, 30 August the first Schoenstatt Training Workshop began, which seeks to delve deeper into Fr. Kentenich’s thinking. It was also a special occasion to welcome our recently appointed National Director for Peru, Fr. Mariano Irrureta, from Chile. — The training workshop will have four parts. Fr. Mariano Irrureta was responsible for the first workshop, which explored the question: “What is Schoenstatt? Its charism and spirituality.” It was an intensive workshop consisting of various groups and was attended by Bishop Reinaldo Nann (Bishop of theRead More
PERU, Fr. Luis Alberto Celis /editorial team • On Thursday, 30 August 2018, the feast of the Solemnity of St. Rose of Lima, Patroness of Lima, Peru and of Latin America, some priests of the first course of Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests went on pilgrimage to her shrine, where they prayed for the intentions of the universal Church and the Church in Peru. —   To mark the occasion of the 400th anniversary St. Rose of Lima’s death, three years ago the Archbishop of Lima launched an App andRead More
CHILE, Gabriel Montecinos • On 25 August, in the Cenacle Shrine in Bellavista as part of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Men’s Federation in Chile, the first course made their final consecration.  With this they took a very important step towards consolidating their autonomy.  For more than a decade, the task for the founding process, emerging from the International Family Council fell to Fr. Mariano Irureta and Jorge Westphal.— Those who made their final consecration are: José María Fuentes, Guillermo Frez, Rafael Ojeda, AngelRead More
ARGENTINA, Rocío Galo • After their first year of studying in Asunción, Paraguay, three novices from the Schoenstatt Fathers – that belong to a group of eighteen novices, departed to Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina, to carry out their first pastoral practicum in social work at the Children’s and Julio Perrando hospitals.— From Resistencia, Chaco, the Family welcomed Federico Ibañez Rojas (F), from Paraguay, Johannes Korn (J), from Germany, and Christopher Boardman (C), from the United States, for five months. From March to August, Federico and Johannes carried out their tasks inRead More
PARAGUAY, Jorge Hrisuk • The “Shrine of the South”, in the Itapúa Department with its capital— Encarnación — a city founded on 25 March 1615 by Jesuit, San Roque González of Santa Cruz (the first Paraguayan saint), stopped being a dream a little more than ten years since the founding of the Movement there. — In 2006 Fr. Antonio Cosp, of the Paraguayan Schoenstatt founding generation and the National Director of the Movement at that time, extended a public invitation via social media to those who were interested in beginningRead More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • A year of Italian Boys’ Youth concluded the year on 2 July 2018 with a South American-style barbecue. — It was a real celebration, with special guests: the teen-agers of “Santi Patroni” parish’s, post-confirmation group, where the Schoenstatt Fathers work. It was a year we could define, using a beloved term by the newest generations: 2.0, with a new leader, new logo, new incorporations among the group’s members, new challenges. It was the year of re-launching for a project that began in Schoenstatt on 28 MarchRead More
Perú, Ernesto Morón García • The Blessed Mother’s wayside shrine in Parque Santo Tomás, in the San Borja district of Lima (Peru) recently celebrated its tenth anniversary with the presence of the National Adviser, Fr. Juan Pablo Rovegno, and pilgrims from San Borja, the district where the Schoenstatt Movement arrived in Peru from Ecuador in 1972, through Mr. and Mrs. Chang. Its location is unique; it is on Limatambo, a Dominican monastic estate, a holy place where St. Rose of Lima, St. Martin de Porres, and St. John Masías walkedRead More
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Fr. Rolando Montes de Oca • A fresh wind is blowing in the Caribbean and the Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests who second it. The reason for this was from July 23-27 the international delegates of the Federation gathered in Santo Domingo. They shared the life of their local communities; they posed challenges, and they took one more step toward the International Federation constitution. — The warm welcome was the gathering’s first gift, evidence of the Dominicans careful, down to the last detail preparation so that each delegateRead More
BOLIVIA, Mariely Herrera • We have two children and have belonged to the Schoenstatt Couples’ Branch for seven years. Until a few years ago, we were a completely normal family, and we never imagined that God would place this very incredible task before us: to motivate the Family from Santa Cruz de la Sierra (the Family of the largest wayside shrine in the world), and to make the effort to fulfill goals with contributions to the capital of grace to conquer the future shrine. — How the “intercessory rosary” emergedRead More