Covenant Life Category

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
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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
GERMANY, Pfr. Christoph Scholten/red.  • Such memories remain with you and shape you, even after weeks: Emmaus Talks in the Sonsbeck Switzerland or in a paddle boat on the river Niers, talks about Fridays for Future and Laudato Si`, intensive proximity to Karl Leisner in the confrontation with his words and his actions…Two deacons and ten priests from the eight dioceses of Aachen, Augsburg, Muenster, Osnabrueck, Rottenburg-Stuttgart, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Trier and Wuerzburg met on the Karl Leisner pilgrimage march under the motto “Apostle time – receive the power of the HolyRead More
COSTA RICA, P. José Luis Correa • Thirty-five university women participated in the University Branch of Costa Rica retreat. The name of the retreat was: Dilecta filia (Beloved daughter). The theme was: spiritual childhood. — Father José Luis Correa, National Advisor of Costa Rica’s Girls’ Youth, gave three conferences and accompanied them in liturgies for the Eucharist and confession. Rosa Lobo de Aymerich, National Advisor to young women in Costa Rica, was with them all the time. Two other young mothers from the Family Federation supported by working in theRead More