Covenant Life Category

Gabriel Hermanos de Maria
BRAZIL, Gabriel Figueiredo • It all began in 2016 when I met Manfred Worlitschek and the community of the Brothers of Mary at the National Meeting of the Boys’ Youth in the city of Cornélio Procópio, Paraná. Since then, we have stayed in contact and I have learned more about the community and its beautiful mission. — With time and conversations, I began to think: Could this be my place? Maybe this is my destiny… How can I give myself fully to the service and the work of the MotherRead More
Audiolibros
COMMUNICATION IS SERVICE, Maria Fischer • “Any instrument proves useful and valuable only to the extent that it motivates us to go out and see things that otherwise we would not know about, to post on the internet news that would not be available elsewhere, to allow for encounters that otherwise would never happen.” says Pope Francis in his message for World Communications Day. Always innovative and with his hand on the pulse of time (and of the Schoenstatters in a hurry), Father Rafael Fernandez with the Schoenstatt Vivo teamRead More
P. MIlton Sulzbacher
BOLIVIA, Alexandra Kempff • Father Milton Sulzbacher lost his battle against covid-19 on February 1st. He was one of several priests who literally gave his life in this pandemic because he never stopped attending to the needs of our people. Father Milton was very dear to the Schoenstatt Family of Santa Cruz. — Father Milton was a priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Family; he was born in Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 1975 and arrived in Santa Cruz in 2017 a few weeks after being ordained as a priest.Read More
Monterrey
MEXICO,  Brenda López Garza • In the middle of a very difficult and uncertain time that we are going through, great news inflamed the hearts of the Schoenstatt Family in Monterrey: we received from the Archbishop of Monterrey, Monsignor Rogelio Cabrera, the announcement of the authorization of the project for the construction of a new city shrine. This great news were shared last Saturday, January 23rd during the Mass presided by Fathers Andrés Espinoza, Carlos Padilla and Guillermo Múzquiz, and it felt like a gift of hope.— A gift ofRead More
Australia Home Shrine blessing
AUSTRALIA, Bernard Toutounji • Amidst pandemic restrictions our Sydney family group (made up of five families) was – thanks be to God – finally able to consecrate our Home Shrines on 1 January 2021. We had been working toward consecrating the Home Shrines in early 2020 but, like so many things, Coronavirus put it on hold. — In preparing for the blessings, we made use of the book My Home, A Shrine which was written in 1986 by Sr Thomasine. We were additionally helped by Sr Mary Agnes and SrRead More
P. Tiago
Portugal, editorial team • On the night of 6 January, still during the Christmas season, Fr. Tiago Frescata, a young Schoenstatt Father in Portugal who was ordained in 2004, passed away. He had recently worked in Chile. A few months ago, he learned that he was terminally ill (due to a brain tumor diagnosed in 2019) and returned to his native Portugal “to die.” — After his priestly ordination, he spent two years serving in Santiago de Chile and returned to Portugal in 2006. He became the director for theRead More
Ernest M Kanzler
By Roberto M. González/mf  • Death is not a strange “coincidence” for all of us, but many times the quickness of it leaves us stunned, and in times of pandemic, where this virus has taken so many people very quickly to the kingdom of heaven, it does not cease to be something that surprises us. On December 23rd, on Christmas Eve and the first days of the Year of St. Joseph, Ernest M. Kanzler, Superior General of the Institute of the Schoenstatt Brothers of Mary, died. — “Exactly two weeksRead More
Requiem Ernest M. Kanzler
SCHOENSTATT, Maria Fischer • When a member of the International Presidium dies, the news goes around the world. The pendulum between unity and diversity (of apostolate preferences, opinions, vocation options) then tilts very strongly toward unity and one is there, walking and carrying along; even in the midst of the Christmas season and in the midst of the Corona Lockdown.  On the night before Christmas Eve, Ernest M. Kanzler, Superior General of the Institute of the Schoenstatt Brothers of Mary, passed away. On December 29th, 100 people in the Pilgrims’Read More
Santuario Hogar Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Lisandra Chávez • This year 35 families started the workshops to obtain their home shrines, which were blessed on December 5th, 2020.  One of those groups is from El Salvador, which was a gift for everyone. — The preparation consisted of a total of six sessions with chats and subjects such as “Faith in Providence”, “Marital Dialogue” and of course, the subject of the Virgin Mary and Father Joseph Kentenich could not be left out. “There was a workshop where the couple defined the grace they wanted toRead More
Nicaragua
NICARAGUA, Adriana Truque and Carlos Manuel Odio • The celebration of October 18, 2020 was a memorable day for the entire Nicaraguan Schoenstatt Movement, since fourteen families were able to relive what happened in 1914, when they asked the Mother Thrice Admirable and Queen of Schoenstatt to establish herself in their homes, through the blessing of fourteen home shrines, the first ones in this country.—   After concluding the year in which they discuss Marriage Sanctity, fourteen families began to prepare to carry out the home shrine workshop, which wouldRead More