Covenant Life Category

ITALY, Stefanie Scarpinella. Rome. July 26, 2009, I am here for the start of the 4th mission of the Schoenstatt Youth. 5:00 p.m. was the time set at Holy Patrons Parish, but since it involves a group of Romans, no one was surprised that the Mass began at 5:30 p.m. when about half of the missionaries had arrived. After the sending forth ceremony, the carefully planned and important greetings were made and would have lasted until nighttime if our priests had not kindly loaded us into the automobiles,Read More
PARAGUAY, Fr. Antonio Cosp. "Tupãrenda is a paradise," said Nadia, the four-year-old daughter of a family who traveled more than 300 kilometers in order to participate in our first event: "Your Family Is Worth It." It is a good reflection of what happened throughout Sunday, August 23rd, in Tuparenda. We feel as if we are in Heaven. Since our main objective at this time in the Movement is to provide a home, we wanted to promote a strong and moving event which would impact the entireRead More
Tobia Wiedemer. Covenant of Love for the Youth of the World come true: From the 7th to the 10th of August 2009, Schoenstatt was a home for a group of approximately 180 American High School and Adult participants from 14 Military communities based in 6 European countries. It was a success in every way and everybody was richly blessed.  Read More
CHILE, José Luis Nicolás. There are always memorable times, but there is not a better memory than that lived with joy. On July 12th thru the 18th, a group of sixteen youths along with Father Patricio Rodríguez and a seminarian, Juan Ignacio Homazábal, experienced something that at first seemed mundane, but as the days passed it was transformed into a great challenge. This was the first mission for the Schoenstatt Boys' Youth in Valparaíso; it was a new experience for the University Branch of the Schoenstatt ShrineRead More
August 22, Feast of Queenship of Mary. Schoenstatt Youth from Germany, along with young people from many other countries, are gathered around the Original Shrine for the annual youth pilgrimage , the Night of the Shrine, culminating this night with the renewal of the Covenant of Love for the Youth of the world, at midnight local time - live transmitted via www.schoenstatt-tv from 10.00PM - 0.30 PM local time.  In Croatia, the first Schoenstatt Shrine is to be dedicated today. The Schoenstatt Family in Paraguay prepares for the "Family Day"Read More
mkf. August 18, 2009 was one of the most beautiful 18th's experienced in Schoenstatt for some time - "it was a day that gave a hint of what awaits Schoenstatt in 2014," commented many of those who were present. A week ago, Schoenstatt, especially the valley, has been filled with people from all parts of the world. "One feels as if we were at St. Peter's Square," said a priest, "hearing the different languages and seeing people from everywhere in the world who are part of the large familyRead More
PERU, Manuel Huapaya. Monsignor Miguel Irizar Campos, Bishop of Callao, presided at the Eucharistic celebration of the inauguration and blessing of the recently remodeled parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Santa Marina, Callao amid an atmosphere of great joy along with the presence of local politicians, invited guests, and a large number of the faithful. The work of remodeling had been carried out because the roof, as well as the floor, was much deteriorated. The founding of the Schoenstatt Movement in Callao took place in this parish twenty-one yearsRead More
What a month August is this for Schoenstatt! Chapters, congresses, celebration of 90 years of the founding of the Apostolic Federation in Hoerde. Schoenstatt is buzzing with people from all over the world. And they all will come together today to celebrate what unites them all: the Covenant of Love. And everybody can participate - live The Opening of the Federations' Congress - the first international meeting of the Federations -  and the opening of the Schoenstatt Fathers' Congress during the Covenant Mass in the Pilgrim Church, follwoed by theRead More
GERMANY, Christin Benkner. Radiant Sign of Light! "That is exactly what we thought about when we searched for the name of the Association," said Mrs. Ulrike Eichenberg, a member of the Sign of Light Association. "The Blessed Virgin - the true foundress of this Association - is a Sign of Light, and we also want to be a sign of light to pregnant women who find themselves in all types of conflicts."Read More
This Summer, many young people will once again gather in Schoenstatt for the "Night of the Shrine" to renew the "Covenant of Love for the Youth of the World". What began in the shadow of the Original Shrine a few years ago in 2005, continues to burn within our hearts and carries us through all of life's situations. With this letter, the  German Schoenstatt Youth invites the Schoenstatt Youth of the world to join in.Read More