Covenant Life Category

GERMANY, Jonas Glaser, Konstantin Schlosser, Benedikt Matt • Actually, it was already morning when the SMJ set its annual slogan for 2020: at 12:01 am sharp, after a long and intense debate, the 60 participants of the annual conference on Monday morning adopted the slogan “Forging the future in the glow of the founder”. — Along the dimensions of the work motto, #NEW FOUNDERS, the young men had prepared this decision since Boxing Day in lectures, forums, and workshops, and in addition to the intensive study of the role ofRead More
INDIA, P. Pablo Pol/Maria Fischer • They are the first new deacons of the Schoenstatt Fathers in 2020. On January 16, 2020, Monsignor Udumala Bala Showreddy, Bishop of Warangal, India, ordained 12 seminarians of the Schoenstatt Fathers Secular Institute as deacons. — Father Juan Pablo Catoggio, Superior General, and Father Pablo Pol, general ecclesiastical administrator of the Institute, and rector of the Original Shrine in Schoenstatt were also present. Of the 12 new deacons on the way to the priesthood, eight come from the state of Kerala, and four areRead More
Honduras, Fr. José Luis Correa, Maria Fischer • It has been a dream of many people and for many years: Schoenstatt in Honduras. The graces of the Shrine have touched Central America for a long time, with the commissioning of Pilgrim MTA’s by Father Esteban Uriburu, through immigrant Schoenstatters who brought their Covenant of Love and their home shrines, through the participation of people from several countries in activities in Costa Rica, through visits by Schoenstatters, and finally, with the purpose of reaching out made by the Schoenstatt Movement inRead More
VATICAN, Roberto González • In December,  we have received from Father Eduardo Aguirre the news from  the Congregation for the Cause of the Saints, that the process for beatification of Mario Hiriart, Schoenstatt Brother of Mary, has been viewed favorably by the theologians – who studied and rendered the decision – that Mario lived the Christian virtues heroically.  This was put into writing and signed this last December 8th.  His process now goes to the Assembly of Cardinals and Bishops – of the same Congregation – who must discuss ifRead More
GERMANY, Press Office of the Archbishopric of Munich-Freising/Editorial Office • “How much we long for priests who are ready for devotion, ready to give their lives”, Cardinal Reinhard Marx emphasized with regard to Blessed Karl Leisner, who 75 years ago, on December 17, 1944, was secretly ordained priest in the Dachau concentration camp by the Bishop of Clermont, Gabriel Piguet, who was also imprisoned there. Today it is also about reforms, “but at the core of the question is: Is a priest ready not only to read Mass, but toRead More
NATALE – WEIHNACHTEN -NATAL – CHRISTMAS – NAVIDAD 2019 •     ¿Por qué el belén suscita tanto asombro y nos conmueve? En primer lugar, porque manifiesta la ternura de Dios. Él, el Creador del universo, se abaja a nuestra pequeñez. El don de la vida, siempre misterioso para nosotros, nos cautiva aún más viendo que Aquel que nació de María es la fuente y protección de cada vida. En Jesús, el Padre nos ha dado un hermano que viene a buscarnos cuando estamos desorientados y perdemos el rumbo; unRead More
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • “What work did you just do, and what did Jesus say to you? He found you at your table, with your nets, in your things. To your surprise and the surprise of many, his voice resounded in your soul: “Pancho, follow me; and here you are,” said Bishop Francisco Pistilli of Encarnación in the homily for the ordination of Francisco Maria Bosch on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in Nuevo Schoenstatt, Florencio Varela.  — The Church of God the Father in Nuevo Schoenstatt was filled to theRead More
ARGENTINA, Silvia Sibay • The Schoenstatt Family from Tucumán was looking forward to November 9th – and with good reason! In the afternoon, the first Schoenstatt Father from Tucumán was ordained as a priest. — It was with great joy that we saw the Fathers arrive from the other dioceses who would accompany this event, some of whom are very close to us, and above all Bishop Francisco Pistilli, Bishop of the Diocese of Encarnación, Paraguay, who would consecrate us. The Schoenstatt Fathers who live and work in Tucumán hadRead More
COSTA RICA, Fabiola Lacayo • Last Saturday, November 23rd, three groups of couples from the Family Branch of the East and Cartago sealed their Covenant of Love with Mary in the shadow of our Family of Hope Shrine. —     Twenty-six couples began their journey in Schoenstatt in February 2018, under the care of three couples: Arturo Fonseca and Julia Haug, as leaders of the group Corazones en Familia; Danny Álvarez and Fabiola Lacayo, as leaders of the group Alegría de María, and the group Labradores de Esperanza, fromRead More
Maria Fischer • On 18 November, our Covenant Day and for a long time the day on which we celebrated Fr Kentenich’s birthday, Fr Angel L. Strada celebrated eighty years of his life, most of which was spent in serving Fr Kentenich and his work, and his beatification process. By no means less important was the process of getting to know and understand our Father and Prophet.— “He is our big brother who captured us with his warmth and cordiality, his love for the Blessed Mother, his peace, his joy,Read More