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Verónica Ciudad Pap
CHILE, Marita Miranda Bustamente • Verónica Ciudad Pap, a midwife by profession, married with two children and two grandchildren, comes from the Schoenstatt Family of Agua Santa and from now on she will coordinate the advisers of the Schoenstatt Mothers’ League throughout Chile, a position that until now was only held by the Sisters of Mary. In this interview, she says that this change will set a precedent in the Movement, she talks to us about her challenges, her struggle against lupus, the situation of women in the Church, andRead More
P Antonio Cosp
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • I received this illustration from Ana Adrogué de Cambaceres and it brought to me many sensations, memories and anecdotes that I promise not to tell all of them, but at least some of them. Antonio Cosp has truly been a doer, an entrepreneur, a born motivator… A man of Mary, literally! — That first contact revealed him in full body At the end of the 80’s, he arrived in Cordoba with his unfailing smile and his lively eyes, eager to advance in the work of Mary,Read More
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ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • This week, while I was reading all the reviews and memories that many people made about Fr. Antonio Cosp, I remembered a personal story about him. In the mid-1990s, many photos, videos, films and audios that were in analog formats began to be digitized. And that was one of the jobs I was doing, in addition to recording and editing videos. Fr. Antonio, who was about to return to Paraguay after many years in Argentina, called me one day. “I have a consultation and a requestRead More
P. Antonio Cosp
Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio – Superior General of the Schoenstatt Fathers • I met Fr. Antonio while he was still a deacon in the parish of La Merced in La Plata; I was in my last year of high school and I had not known Schoenstatt for very long. Very soon he invited me to my first Boys’ Youth camp – in Rio de los Sauces, January 1972, where he asked me to prepare a talk. The topic: what is a Schoenstatt leader. He helped me prepare the talk andRead More
P. Antonio Cosp
María Fischer • Until the end of September 2021, every Monday I received an email from Fr. Antonio Cosp in response to the weekly newsletter with the articles published during the week on Schoenstatt.org. “Thank you, Monina and Maria. It is a pleasure to receive your information…How many blessings our beloved Schoenstatt gives us! Blessings, Father Antonio.” Or: “Hello Maria and Monina, what a great job this last mailing. The information is so attractive that it took me a long time to read it. Thank you very much for yourRead More
P. Antonio Cosp
Marines Crivelli de Domínguez, Argentina • Father Antonio was someone very special in Argentina. I met him in 1982, when he was superior of the Fathers and lived in Buenos Aires and had to go to replace Father Esteban Uriburu on a retreat. — Shortly after, with my husband, we had the opportunity to work with him in many apostolic tasks. He was very dear to the Family Federation, since he was its founder and first assistant. He formed all the first courses, including ours. I was always amazed byRead More
P. Antonio Cosp
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • Today, March 7, 2022, at 9:45 a.m., Father Antonio Cosp was called to the House of the Eternal Father. We feel a great sadness, but even more an enormous gratitude for all that he gave us. There will be much, much to mention and there will be hundreds of stories, memories, moments that will come together in these phrases that he said so many times and that are titles of two books he wrote: “Life is a celebration” and “Nothing will take away my joy”. WeRead More
Schmiedl (+ 10.12.2021)
EDITORIAL • On December 18, he would have been 63 years old. But on the morning of December 10, Fr. Joachim Schmiedl ISch passed away. The news of his sudden death is moving far beyond the Schoenstatt Movement. — Joachim Schmiedl, born in Nuremberg, joined the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers in 1977 and received priestly ordination in 1988. Those who think of Fr. Joachim Schmiedl in the Schoenstatt Movement think of the magazine Regnum, of which he was editor-in-chief since 2002, and of the editor of numerous scholarlyRead More
P. Ignacio Cruz
CHILE, Maria Fischer, Luciana Rosas and Claudia Echenique • On 3 March, Fr. Ignacio Cruz, a Chilean Schoenstatt Father, lost his battle to COVID-19 after becoming infected, together with other priests at the residence for elderly priests in Bellavista, and after many prayers for him and the other sick priests from people in Chile, Brazil and many other countries. Thanks to the communiques by Fr. Miguel Kast, many honored and remembered Fr. Ignacio, whom they met at some point on their covenant journeys as parish priest, spiritual director, superior, andRead More
Gabriel Hermanos de Maria
BRAZIL, Gabriel Figueiredo • It all began in 2016 when I met Manfred Worlitschek and the community of the Brothers of Mary at the National Meeting of the Boys’ Youth in the city of Cornélio Procópio, Paraná. Since then, we have stayed in contact and I have learned more about the community and its beautiful mission. — With time and conversations, I began to think: Could this be my place? Maybe this is my destiny… How can I give myself fully to the service and the work of the MotherRead More