Schoenstatters Category

On the death of Dr Hans-Dieter M. Czarkowski, Maria Fischer • Right at the end the press officer and journalist once again got a really great press coverage: Adveniat dedicated a press release to him, Dom Radio Köln and Rhein-Zeitung reported: On 16 July, the Feast of “Our Lady of Mount Carmel”, and the anniversary of the foundation of the Institute of Schoenstatt Brothers of Mary, Dr Hans Czarkowsi died at the age of 76.— His objectives and initiatives were many and varied – Ernest M. Kanzler’s obituary gives someRead More
PARAGUAY, Julio Giménez • Pablito Martínez’ priestly ordination was celebrated on 24 June 2018, in the church of Santa María de la Trinidad in Tupãrenda, while we were still experiencing the after-effects and emotions of Chiquitunga’s beatification – the first Paraguayan woman Blessed – that had taken place the day before. — A completely full stadium Just like during the soccer world championship in Russia the last few days where we saw multitudes, there was also a multitude at the stadium on Saturday, for the beatification of the holy ParaguayanRead More
PARAGUAY,  Blanca Lila Gómez de Gamarra, teacher • The school has really become my second home over the years, and I have done the best to provide a mother’s sheltering atmosphere for my students, to be a sister to my colleagues: in other words, to provide a family as Fr. Kentenich taught us.— I am Blanca Lila Gómez de Gamarra, an elementary school teacher from Silvio Pettirossi School in Luque. It is still hard to believe that it has been twenty-one years since I introduced myself to my first classroomRead More
PARAGUAY, Editorial team of Tupãrenda Magazine • Deacon Pablo Martinez has joyfully assumed his vocation, as he was ordained as a priest by Bishop Francisco Pistilli, bishop of Encarnación, in the Eucharist held in Holy Mary of the Trinity Church in Tupãrenda on Sunday, June 24th at 11:00 pm. Thinking about his emotions, that of his relatives and of the whole Movement, we wanted to get to know him better. —   “We are inspired to act by the example of all those priests, religious, and laity who devote themselvesRead More
SPAIN, Pedro Bras • “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” (Jn. 21:17) It was with a joyful and grateful heart that we approached the Valldoreix shrine, in Barcelona, on June 2nd. This same shrine that was blessed a little more than twenty years ago and ten years ago, saw Eduard Forcada depart for the novitiate now welcomes him again.— “You know that I love you” The affection of the entire Forcada family, the Catalan Schoenstatt Family, and the Sisters of Mary was felt in every detailRead More
CHILE, Maria Fischer with María Teresa Ramírez • On 13 May, when Chile like many other countries celebrated the Lord’s Ascension into heaven, Guillermo Tagle, a great Chilean Schoenstatt founder quietly departed into the Lord’s embrace. He was a companion of Mario Hiriart, and he and his wife, Cristina “Kiki,” were members of the first Chilean Family Federation course. — Through Kikí, who actively participates on the schoenstatt.org team with her unique way of commenting on articles from an organic and prophetic point of view, we knew about his illness’Read More
SPAIN, editorial team. The bishop of the Diocese of Terrassa, Josep Ángel Saiz Meneses will ordain Eduard Forcada Zamora, a member of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers. — The celebration will take place on Saturday, 2 June 2018 at 11.30 (Spanish time, GMT +2) at the Schoenstatt Shrine in Barcelona (Passeig del Prat 10, Valldoreix), and will be streamed live via the Internet, so that the whole International Schoenstatt Family can participate. Transmission link:   http://xurl.es/eduardforcada The Schoenstatt Fathers, together with the soon-to-be ordained priest, give thanks for the support andRead More
BRAZIL, Cássio Leal, member of the schoenstatt.org editorial team • On 29 March we said goodbye to a priest who made history and left a legacy. Fr. Ottomar Schneider was well-known and much loved throughout Brazil. A man who “fought the good fight.” In his youth, when he was still a student in the Schoenstatt Fathers, he had the opportunity to meet Fr. Joseph Kentenich, an encounter that touched his life forever. —   Fr. Ottomar Schneider was a tireless Marian priest. He always went beyond what was expected ofRead More
BRAZIL, Schoenstatt Fathers and Editorial Team • He departed for the Father’s House on 27 March at 2:30 pm with forty-five years of priesthood given to the Church through the Schoenstatt Work. Fr. Ottomar Schneider died at age 82 with the rosary in hand, praying the decades in the presence of his community brothers from the Secular Institute of Schoenstatt Fathers. — Upon celebrating forty years of priesthood a few years ago Fr. Ottomar Schneider affirmed:  “I am a happy priest. I have never regretted for one second in takingRead More
BOLIVIA, Fr. José Luis Correa • On 27 March 2018, Tuesday in Holy Week, Pope Francis appointed the priest, Fr Giovani Edgar Arana, Auxiliary Bishop of El Alto in Bolivia. The future Auxiliary Bishop is a member of the first course of the Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation in Bolivia, and worked from 2010-2013 as Diocesan Leader of the Schoenstatt Movement in La Paz.  Giovani Edgar Arana was born on 23 May 1974 in La Paz in the Diocese of La Paz. He studied philosophy and theology in the San Jeronimo SeminaryRead More