Covenant Life Category

Padres de Schoenstatt en la Fiesta de Sion 2022
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • Sunday, February 20, began with a light rain in the Florencio Varela area. It rained softly but constantly until the afternoon, which caused the Feast of Sion, on the 28th anniversary of the Shrine of the Schoenstatt Fathers, to move to the Church of Dios Padre, on the grounds of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in New Schoenstatt. — As in 2021, everyone was able to participate in person or virtually via YouTube transmission. About 600 people from different communities of Buenos Aires participated in theRead More
memhölz
GERMANY, Renate Walser /M. Fischer • “You never leave so completely something of me stays here…” One cannot help but think of this song by Trude Herr when reading the report written by Renate Walser, the new house director of the “Haus der Familie” in Memhölz, Germany, about the farewell of long-time house directors Gertrud and Norbert Jehle on January 30, 2022. — Renate Walser has already started the new job as house director on December 1, 2021. “Briefly about my person: I am a native of Upper Allgäu andRead More
Lombardi
ARGENTINA, Carlos Ricciardi • Last Sunday, Juan Carlos Lombardi of the second course of the Family Federation of Argentina passed away. On February 22, in a Mass at Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish in La Plata, his family, his parish and his large Schoenstatt Family expressed gratitude for the life of this apostle. — He was a Federation brother and friend of many years with whom we shared tasks, adventures, and dreams. He was a great guy, a Catholic, a good husband and father of a family. Cheerful… aRead More
Federación España
SPAIN, Mercedes Alvaredo de Beas • A few months ago a friend asked me what the Federation was for me. I answered him, without thinking, what came out of my soul. For me the Federation is an apostolic community of brothers and sisters who struggle together to reach sanctity by contributing the best of Schoenstatt in the Church. — And so it was in the shadow of the Shrine on an “ordinary” February 18th that a new milestone for the future course VI of the Family Federation of Spain emerged.Read More
Congreso de Hombres
PARAGUAY, Roberto M. González • In September 2019, the second International Congress of the “Men’s Column” – Schoenstatt’s men’s communities – was held in Santiago de Chile, with Paraguay designated as the venue for the third edition of the Congress. — The Congress in 2022 will be held on August 19, 20 and 21 at the Tupãrenda Retreat House. It is a great joy and challenge to host this Congress that brings together all the branches and communities of the Schoenstatt Men’s Column in one place to create moments ofRead More
Tabor-Heiligtum auf dem Marienberg
GERMANY, Peter Hagmann • Our time is characterized by individual concepts of life – we find it important to create connections and relationships between all the men’s communities of Schoenstatt (… and perhaps beyond?). For us, “Marienberg” is the symbol and place of our founder’s “vision” of a new Christian social order through the man ‘Puer et Pater’. Therefore, the invitation to the “Marienberg – Forum”. — “What is the “Marienberg?” – Probably not only Schoenstatters from outside Germany are asking themselves now. Marienberg is the mountain, or more precisely,Read More
Hören

Posted On 05.02.2022In Covenant Life

Hearing damage

Martin Schiffl, Austria • Thank you for the article “Shema, Israel – Hear Oh Israel, Listen, Schoenstatt and Schoenstatter”. I am especially happy about Pope Francis’ statement: The most important work of pastoral ministry is the “apostolate of the ear.” — Particularly last year, I have noticed the increasing importance of hearing, of truly listening. Here in Austria there is a big gap between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. People are increasingly talking about a division in society. And from so much arguing, people overlook that the real problem isRead More
accidente
ECUADOR, Giannina Ponce/ Maria Fischer • María José Llumipanta Flores is 30 years old, she is the mother of the student Dostin Simbaña, 6th year of Basic Education, from “Niños de María”. Two weeks ago, she suffered a serious accident on her way to work, as a passenger on a motorcycle she fell to the ground. She does not remember the accident or why she fell. She woke up about six days later in a hospital. — María José Llumipanta Flores was lucky. She survived the accident, received a life-savingRead More
P. Juan Pablo Catoggio en Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa Lira, Lourdes Rosabal • “I think he went back to Germany, very happy for all the life he experienced here”, commented Fr. José Luis Correa about the recent visit of Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, Superior General of the Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers, to Costa Rica, where he was with a full schedule between January 8 and 12, 2022. — Father Juan Pablo presided at several Eucharists in the Shrine: the same day of his arrival in San Jose, dazzling by the quality ofRead More
Turrialba
COSTA RICA, Kattia Rivera, via www.schoenstattcostarica.org •  The community of Turrialba celebrated the enthronement of the Blessed Mother in the Parish of San Buenaventura, on January 8, 2022. An act full of faithful with open hearts welcomed the Mother of the Lord. — Turrialba is located about 44 km east of the city of Cartago and 67 km from San José, capital of Costa Rica and home of the first shrine in Central America. The enthronement of the Blessed Mother was accompanied by a series of activities that not onlyRead More