Covenant Life Category

GUATEMALA, Adrian Vieto y Laura Solís • A month ago, February 9th, the First Schoenstatt Conference 2020 took place in Guatemala City. On this occasion, the workshop on temperaments and the Personal Ideal Workshop were held, with the participation of members of the Family Branches, ladies, young professionals and the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign. —   Distance was not a limitation for those who gave the workshops, such as the couples Valverde Royo and Escorriola Morera, both from Costa Rica, who again enthusiastically gave their “yes” to the Blessed Mother toRead More
COSTA RICA, Testimonies of the first Schoenstatt retreat for young couples, compiled by Carla Hidalgo • What we liked the most was to feel the Church present in all the details, from those who came to give us talks and the monitors who gave so much heart into everything, to those who assumed with love to do their bit so that we could have our family altar. We, the young couples, are learning to be a domestic Church and in the retreat we have learned by the example of everyone,Read More
COSTA RICA, Carla Hidalgo Vega • In recent days the First Retreat for Young Schoenstatt Couples in Costa Rica was held, in which 31 couples that have been married less than five years, participated.— During this weekend, the couples learned about the importance of the Eucharistic life in an explained Mass and a talk that they received with great enthusiasm from Father José Luis Correa, advisor of the Movement in Costa Rica. Throughout the retreat, they received the testimony of several couples from the Family Branch about various subjects, amongRead More
CHAD, editors • On February 23rd, Pére Nicolas Nadji Bab, a member of the Schoenstatt Federation of Priests in Chad, was ordained as bishop. For the past few months – since the appointment of his predecessor Miguel Ángel Sebastián Martínez (MCCJ) as Bishop of Sarh, Chad – he has been the diocesan administrator of the diocese of Laï, for which he was appointed by Pope Francis in mid-December. For the Schoenstatt Federation of Priests, it is a joy, honor, and obligation that one of its members was chosen for thisRead More
VATICAN, Pamela Fabiano/Maria Fischer • On 21 February 2020, Pope Francis granted an audience to His Eminence Cardinal Ángelo Becciu, Prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During audience, the Pontiff gave permission for the Congregation to promulgate various decrees, among them, the heroic virtues of Servant of God Mario Hiriart Pulido, a lay person born in Santiago de Chile (Chile) on 23 July 1931 and who died in Milwaukee (United States) on 15 July 1964. — In December 2019, Fr. Eduardo Aguirre published the news from theRead More
GERMANY, Sr. M. Louise Schulz via schoenstatt.de • In January 1967, the founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich (1885-1968), visited the Schoenstatt Family from Fulda and gave them important impulses. Today, the Schoenstatt diocese of Fulda also meets each January for mutual exchange and common orientation, this time with Bishop Dr. Michael Gerber. The communities of the Schoenstatt Movement presented their current projects – which was not only informative for Bishop Gerber, but also for the many Schoenstatters in the hall itself. —  “Dietershausen – a Schoenstatt Center with vitality!” “Dietershausen –Read More
GERMANY, Jonas Glaser, Konstantin Schlosser, Benedikt Matt • Actually, it was already morning when the SMJ set its annual slogan for 2020: at 12:01 am sharp, after a long and intense debate, the 60 participants of the annual conference on Monday morning adopted the slogan “Forging the future in the glow of the founder”. — Along the dimensions of the work motto, #NEW FOUNDERS, the young men had prepared this decision since Boxing Day in lectures, forums, and workshops, and in addition to the intensive study of the role ofRead More
INDIA, P. Pablo Pol/Maria Fischer • They are the first new deacons of the Schoenstatt Fathers in 2020. On January 16, 2020, Monsignor Udumala Bala Showreddy, Bishop of Warangal, India, ordained 12 seminarians of the Schoenstatt Fathers Secular Institute as deacons. — Father Juan Pablo Catoggio, Superior General, and Father Pablo Pol, general ecclesiastical administrator of the Institute, and rector of the Original Shrine in Schoenstatt were also present. Of the 12 new deacons on the way to the priesthood, eight come from the state of Kerala, and four areRead More
Honduras, Fr. José Luis Correa, Maria Fischer • It has been a dream of many people and for many years: Schoenstatt in Honduras. The graces of the Shrine have touched Central America for a long time, with the commissioning of Pilgrim MTA’s by Father Esteban Uriburu, through immigrant Schoenstatters who brought their Covenant of Love and their home shrines, through the participation of people from several countries in activities in Costa Rica, through visits by Schoenstatters, and finally, with the purpose of reaching out made by the Schoenstatt Movement inRead More
VATICAN, Roberto González • In December,  we have received from Father Eduardo Aguirre the news from  the Congregation for the Cause of the Saints, that the process for beatification of Mario Hiriart, Schoenstatt Brother of Mary, has been viewed favorably by the theologians – who studied and rendered the decision – that Mario lived the Christian virtues heroically.  This was put into writing and signed this last December 8th.  His process now goes to the Assembly of Cardinals and Bishops – of the same Congregation – who must discuss ifRead More