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Verbum Patris con el P Kentenich
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • This Saturday, September 17th, the Schoenstatt Fathers of the Verbum Patris Course (the first course of Fathers from Argentina and Paraguay) will celebrate together their Golden Jubilee of Priestly Ordination in Nuevo Schoenstatt, Florencio Varela. The celebration can be followed live or later as a recording on the Schoenstatt Argentina YouTube channel. — This Friday, September 16, Father Guillermo Carmona, from the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Argentina, celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Father Guillermo, who was the leader ofRead More
Reinisch
GERMANY, Franz Reinisch Forum, Fr. Heribert Niederschlag SAC, Wilma Lerchen • On Saturday, August 20, 2022, the Franz Reinisch Forum invited to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the execution of Father Franz Reinisch. He was the only Catholic priest who refused to take the oath of allegiance to Hitler. For him it was obvious: to swear an oath of allegiance to a criminal like Hitler, never! — The singers of the Limburg Cathedral Choir, conducted by Christoph Kipping, opened the first part of the ceremony. Father Heribert Niederschlag SAC recalledRead More
Marco
COSTA RICA / SPAIN, Barbara de Franchesi • We have all mourned Marco Calzada. There has been no distance, no time. There, where there was a Schoenstatter; there, where we were reached by the news of the death of a young man who was assaulted on his way home – a young man, healthy and generous, who could have been any of our children – there have been tears and gratitude. As those who really knew him said… there has been victory. — I was not fortunate enough to knowRead More
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
Grabador Geloso 1
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