Schoenstatters Category

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
Isidro Perera
COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • On Holy Family Day, Friday, December 30, the first Costa Rican member of the Family Federation, Isidro Perera, passed away. Together with Pat Fernandez they were national co-advisors of the Movement in El Salvador. — I cannot and do not want to get ahead of the memories, gratitude, thoughts of the Movement in Costa Rica and El Salvador, of people and communities that shared moments of mission and dedication with Isidro. But I want to dedicate a couple of lines in schoenstatt.org to this greatRead More
Joao Pozzobon
BRAZIL, Leandra Cruber – Diário SM • On Wednesday, October 12, dozens of people gathered in the main square of São João do Polêsine to participate in the inauguration of a statue in honor of Deacon João Luiz Pozzobon. In addition to community representatives such as Mayor Matione Sonego (MDB) and the president of the Museum Association Casa I João Luiz Pozzobon, Valserina Bulegon Gassen, the youngest son of the deacon, Humberto Pozzobon, 80 years old, was also present. — “It is my pleasure to be here today to representRead More
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