Covenant Life Category

ITALY, Pamela Fabiano • We were all ready to start our day, but then Sister Vera Lucia comes and stops everything: “Let’s wait a little longer. The buses from Tuscany are still coming. Let’s wait for them, and then we’ll start. Breathing air from home and the joy from family has been noticeable since the morning! The waiting for the arrival of the guests is the most beautiful and most natural gesture which one can make in a family. And we have shown that we can do that.  — MoreRead More
VATICAN/ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer “Mary – Church: The Mother of a Missionary People”. That is the title of the Doctoral thesis in Mariology recently completed by Fr Alexandre Awi Mello, Schoenstatt Father and Secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, at the International Marian Research Institute of the University of Dayton, Ohio, USA. — This study, which has been published by Agape Libros in Buenos Aires, deals with the life and Marian activity of Jorge Mario Bergoglio. It show he learnt a Marian spirituality of the people through hisRead More
COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez • With Perpetual Consecration, the Costa Rican Family Federation lives out a milestone and gives hope to the Schoenstatt world at the “Family of Hope” Shrine in San José, Costa Rica! It is a consolidated and growing family in all its Branches and specifically in the Federation courses, with seven courses just three years after the blessing of the daughter Shrine!—   The “Patres Servi Familiae” the first course, “Servant Parents of the Family,” began making their way twelve years ago at a time the Shrine’sRead More
BOLIVIA, Carolina Henestrosa Justiniano • We are nine months away from making the conquest of our longed-for shrine a reality, and as such, we all have had different tasks and committees. In making contributions to the Capital of Grace, we have wanted to keep each person’s enthusiasm alive, so together we can reach the goal proposed for our Shrine: 500,000 consecrations and 3,500 visits to our Wayside Shrine. — Since setting this goal, the question was: How would we be able to motivate people without it ending up becoming aRead More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • A great surprise on Saturday, September 28th at the “Family of Hope” Shrine in San José, Costa Rica, with the visit of a diocesan priest from Merida, Venezuela, on his way through Costa Rica. How did you find the Shrine? Madrugadores from the Escazú (San José) Parish brought him. In Venezuela, there is Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign in several cities such as: Caracas, Barquisimeto, Valencia, Puerto de la Cruz, and Chichiriviche.   Original: Spanish. 29 September 2019. Translation: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, USARead More
sacerdotes diocesanos Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • On Friday, September 27th, there was a special con-celebration at the Shrine in San José, the “Family of Hope” Shrine, Costa Rica. —             Fr. Reyner Castro, National Secretary for Missionary Childhood in Costa Rica, Fr. Manuel Peña and Fr. Luis Herrera, along with Fathers José Luis Correa and Guillermo Múzquiz. The three priests are already attached to Schoenstatt, and they frequently visit the Shrine.   Original: Spanish. 29. September 2019. Translation: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, USARead More
COSTA RICA, schoenstatt.org in conversation with “los tempranitos or early birds of the Universal Apostolic Confederation,” Elizabeth Fields and Alejandro Robles • “Everyone said this was impossible. Then one came that didn’t know, and just did.” As we talked via WhatsApp between Barcelona and Cologne until we ran out of cellphone batteries, my gaze stumbled upon a postcard that had been “residing” on my desk for years that said: “Everyone said this was impossible. Then one came that didn’t know, and just did.” In this case, a married couple came,Read More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • Those who know the Schoenstatt Movement’s history in Italy know how closely it is linked to South America, and in particular to Argentina and Paraguay, the birthplaces of priests that over the years have alternated in its foundation and in its construction. During this hot Roman summer in the nearby capital, this history has experienced another touching chapter, characterized by “steps” of three of those priests that gave and received a great deal from our Belpaese (beautiful country). – At the beginning of August, Father CruzRead More
COSTA RICA, Rodrigo Blanco • In Costa Rica, the Madrugadores were born in 2007, in San Rafael de Escazú, as a result of Derek Monturiol and Father Ronny Solano’s enthusiasm. — Forty men believed and attended the first time, they met in silence to be with Jesus, to put everything in his hands and also to give thanks.   Give up a few more hours of sleep to be with Jesus The Madrugadores are willing to deny themselves the desire of staying in bed for a few more hours, toRead More
BURUNDI, Sr.  M. Françoise Nimubona, Claudine Niyomwungere • The Schoenstatt Shrine in Bujumbura became an attraction for many groups of pilgrims from all over the country, especially on the 15th of August, which is not a legal holiday in Burundi, but is of great importance for the Catholic Church there. It is located on a slope above the capital Bujumbura (built on the site where Pope John Paul II celebrated Holy Mass during his visit to Burundi in front of thousands of faithful) and is the destination of the processionsRead More