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Institute of our Lady of Schoenstatt. Hanna Grabwoska • At the end of the first part of the General Congress in Haus Regina in Schoenstatt, the participants and Director General, Fr Alejandro Martinez send their greetings, and thank the Schoenstatt Family for accompanying them with their prayers. – Schoenstatt, 6 January 2019   Dear Schoenstatt Family, At the end of the first part of our General Congress, the Secular Institute of our Lady of Schoenstatt send sincere greetings from Schoenstatt to the worldwide Schoenstatt Family. The twenty-five participants from nineRead More
ARGENTINA, Mónica García • Tierra de la Promesa (The Promised Land) Shrine of Rawson, Chubut recently turned twenty-five years old. Memories and a “movie” of experiences, which have meant growth in some aspects, as well as concerns in others, filled us. This shrine’s birthday also presented us with the challenge of continuing to go forward with our mission: our personal mission and the mission of the shrine—in short, the Schoenstatters’ mission in today’s world, in perseverance of self-education. — This event filled us with renewed energy, and we worked hardRead More
CHILE, Luzma Correa • On December 8th, a warm and sunny day, more than 300 people congregated at Mount Schoenstatt wayside shrine located in Trapense, Lo Bronechea— east of Santiago, Chile— Some of the pioneers that began with the dream of Mount Schoenstatt on Sta. Martina road, to the large family now thriving here, passing on through relatives, friends, domestic workers, Mothers of the Mater Filius Foundation with their children, Sisters, Young Women’s Youth, Branch and Federation Women, Institute, Branch and Federation Families, Madrugadores, and missionaries of the Schoenstatt RosaryRead More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • Archbishop of San José, Bishop José Rafael Quirós, who blessed the Shrine in the area of Santa Ana, in San José (Costa Rica) on the 18 March 2017, celebrated Mass on the Fourth Sunday of Advent in the Shrine. — He carried the Unity Cross as a pectoral cross. Bishop José Rafael Quirós is the president of the Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica. A few days until the “youth invasion” Soon the grounds of the Shrine will be filled with young people fromRead More
UGANDA, Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa/Maria Fischer • What do we expect of a French-speaking Burundian Schoenstatt member obliged to flee to Uganda, an English-speaking country, to do there? Found Schoenstatt, what else? Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, a refugee from Burundi since 2015, works in the Nakivale parish, archdiocese of Mbarara, where Schoenstatt began on October 30, 2016. Meanwhile, there are seventy active members. The only problem: no MTA pictures, no Unity Crosses, no Schoenstatt books in English.— The Nakivale parish gathers a multi-national group of people that have taken refugeRead More
MERRY CHRISTMAS 2018 • To celebrate Christmas, then, is to receive on earth the surprises of Heaven. We cannot simply live an earthly existence when Heaven has brought its news to the world. Christmas inaugurates a new epoch where life is not planned, but is given: where one no longer lives for oneself, on the basis of one’s own taste, but rather for God; and with God because from Christmas onward, God is the God-with-us, who lives with us, who walks with us. To experience Christmas is to allow oneselfRead More
ITALY, Maria Antonina Rubino • “Being a mother today with Mary” is the desire of mothers who have chosen to follow the Sicilian Schoenstatt Mothers’ way. — Our daughters are Mary’s Apostles. And as mothers? How do we want to be following our little ones? This is just one of the many questions that were on our minds, and left us without an answer. Or rather sometimes, isn’t it more convenient not to seek those answers? That way we have an excuse to continue without choosing and validate the thinkingRead More
PARAGUAY, Laura Andrea Barrios • Friday, 16 November 2018, was an important milestone for the South Nation of God family, in the heart of America, since the first step for the construction of the future shrine in the city of Encarnación (Paraguay) was undertaken. After its spiritual and material conquest, the wayside shrine was blessed three months since the official launch and the presentation of the project set for the 18 October. However the Blessed Mother asked for more. She always has everything under control and her children committed to herRead More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • The “Franz Liszt Schule, a German-Costa Rican School, at the St. Ann Center, San José, Costa Rica, in the neighborhood adjacent to the “Family of Hope” Shrine, also has an integrated music school beginning with pre-school. —   A couple of days ago, the choir from this school went to the shrine to present a Christmas Concert on the grounds, which in January will be filled with young people from all over the world, for the International Schoenstatt Youth conferences before World YouthRead More

Posted On 09.12.2018In Covenant Life

I am your new ally

ARGENTINA, Rocío Galo • On November 4th, nineteen Girls’ Youth from the Diocese of Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina, sealed their Covenants of Love with the Blessed Mother at the homeland, the place where the future daughter shrine for the province of Chaco will be built. — A group of older university women consisting of: Cristina Cardozo, Marcela Denis, Carla Brugnoli, Silvia Villord and Daniza Paniagua; and two groups composed of high school and university young women, Agustina Sánchez, Constanza Ramos, María Luz Krebs, Martina Rampazzo, Camila Artigue, Naomi Gutiérrez, Abril Gousal, AgustinaRead More