Schoenstatters Category

Kikí y Guillermo Tagle
CHILE, Maria Fischer • “Today, while the bells were ringing at 12:00 noon in Bellavista, our dear Kiki Quiroz de Tagle departed to heaven. The mass will be tomorrow in Bellavista, her shrine, her home, her home, her mission”. On January 17, this news went around the world. Whoever wrote it managed to summarize the life of our dear Kiki Tagle, of the first group of the Family Federation in Chile, in a few words. The Bellavista Shrine was her shrine, her home, her home, her mission…and beyond, as theRead More
Jude Nwebonyi
NIGERIA, Editor • “It is with a heavy heart that we, the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria, announce the death of our confrere, Jude Nwebonyi,” says Father Charles Ozioko, Rector of the Formation House of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Ibadan. — The young seminarian, who was so eagerly preparing for the priesthood to serve the Church in the Covenant of Love, died in a fatal accident yesterday, 2 January 2024. Our prayers are with Jude Nwebonyi, his family and the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria.Read More
Bischof Dr. Michael Gerber
GERMANY, Maria Fischer The plenary assembly of the German Bishops’ Conference today (September 26, 2023) elected the Bishop of Fulda, Bishop Dr. Michael Gerber, a member of the Institute of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests, as its new vice-chairman. — Bishop Gerber succeeds Bishop emeritus Dr. Franz-Josef Bode, who retired a few months ago. Bishop Gerber first became auxiliary bishop in the archdiocese of Freiburg in 2013, and has been bishop of Fulda since 2019. In the German Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Gerber is also chairman of the Commission for Spiritual Vocations andRead More
Father Ikechukwu Stanley Damian Ukasoanya
NIGERIA, Maria Fischer • On Friday, August 5, while Pope Francis was praying the Stations of the Cross with thousands of young people in Lisbon, linking the sacrifice of Jesus for all of us to the wounds and frailties of young people today – A Via Crucis for the Frailties of Young People -, a young man in Nigeria was taken to the hospital. He is a priest, ordained just a year ago, who is eager to serve the Church in his country and is well prepared to work forRead More
Ignacio Quintanilla Navarro (1960-2023)
SPAIN, 2nd Course of the Apostolic Family Federation in Spain • A cynical Spanish proverb says that “there is no such thing as a bad dead person.” It refers to the fact that when a person dies, all his faults are forgotten, and his virtues are exaggerated and sometimes invented. — For this reason, anyone reading this text without having known Ignacio Quintanilla may rightly think that it is a typical obituary. But it is not. We want to reflect, with absolute respect for the truth, what our friend andRead More
Wolke on Zeugen
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • “Taking up your attachment to Schoenstatt, I would like to point out to you, united to Maria Rast, Schoenstatt witnesses of blood and faith from the time of National Socialism, who should be snatched from oblivion,” writes Prelate Dr. Helmut Moll, Cologne, precisely on the 95th anniversary of the priestly ordination of one of these witnesses of blood, martyrs: Fr. Franz Reinisch. — In his letter, to which he encloses extensive documentary material, Prelate Dr. Moll asks “to snatch these people from oblivion through lectures andRead More
Chile
CHILE, Susy Jacob (Vínculo Magazine) • With only 41 years and 7 years as a priest, Fr. Gonzalo Illanes has just assumed with enthusiasm and joy the task of leading the life of the Schoenstatt Movement throughout our country. Previously, he had been in charge as vicar in the parish of San Cayetano de La Legua, advisor of the Boys’ Youth in Temuco, advisor of the Family Branch in Valdivia and national advisor of the Boys’ Youth. — He acknowledges that he received his appointment with surprise, as it wasRead More
Frarnz Reinisch
GERMANY, Renate Siebenkäs •  Dear Father Franz Reinisch, with regret I realize today that I have not yet given you anything for your 120th birthday. Today is Valentine’s Day – Saint Valentine liked to give flowers from his garden. You are also a great flower lover, especially the roses have done it to you – with their thorns. So today I give you roses hidden in the Lord’s Prayer! — The Martyr of the Month of February – Franz Reinisch You are looking at me as background from my laptopRead More
Franz Reinisch
GERMANY, Renate Siebenkäs • With joy and gratitude, the Schoenstatt Movement in Bamberg celebrated the 120th birthday of the Martyr of Conscience, Father Franz Reinisch. During a difficult period of construction, he was made the patron saint of Marienberg and – the problems were solved! — Father Andreas Hornung, a Schoenstatt priest, intensively studied the life of the martyr. As an artist, he was able to capture important moments in the life of the Martyr in a large painting on canvas. Since then, Father Franz Reinisch greets all visitors toRead More
Papst Franziskus segnet ein Bild von Franz Reinisch, 2014
GERMANY,  Father Martin Emge / Maria Fischer • On the occasion of the 120th birthday of Father Franz Reinisch, the Schoenstatt Movement of the Archdiocese of Bamberg invites all to a memorial celebration on the evening of February 1st at the Schoenstatt Center in Marienberg. — Father Franz Reinisch, a Pallottine from Tyrol, left many traces in Franconia, especially in Bamberg and as a novice in Untermerzbach. In Marienberg, he was even named patron of the construction of the Schoenstatt Center. In the meantime, the process of beatification is underwayRead More