Church – Francis – Movements Category

URBI ET ORBI 2021
URBI ET ORBI 2021 • So many needs and society’s misery are knocking on our doors during these times, amid the hope that there can be a remedy or a solution. Is Schoenstatt acting within the context of these times in which we find ourselves? Or are many resources being channeled in a dualistic and narcissistic manner that overshadows everything, a process that certainly must also take place? […] Do we have solutions to the difficult social situations? Do we have answers that we can offer to the migratory movementRead More
Ir a Galilea
EASTER VIGIL 2021, POPE FRANCIS • Go to Galilee. This is Christ’s invitation, which the Holy Father makes his own Easter after Easter. In his homily during the Easter Vigil, Pope Francis explains what it means to “go to Galilee” to see Jesus again. Firstly, it means to “begin anew” from the “place of our first love.” Because it is always possible to “begin anew” and to overcome our weaknesses, even after the pandemic. Secondly, to “go to Galilee” means, according to the Pope, “setting out on new paths” becauseRead More
Familia Amoris Laetitia
AMORIS LAETITIA FAMILY YEAR, Maria Fischer • To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the publication of the Amoris Laetitia apostolic exhortation about the beauty and joy of family love, Pope Francis on 19 March inaugurated a “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year, which will end on 26 June 2022, at the X World Meeting of Families in Rome. — This special year is an initiative of the Holy Father, who is inviting us to engage in a renewed reading of the document and proposes reaching all families around the world by meansRead More
surf
ARGENTINA, Mar del Plata, Fr. Santiago Arriola • My name is Santiago Arriola, I am 38 years old, a priest of the Diocese of Mar del Plata and I belong to the Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation. I am the pastor at Padre Pio de Pietrelcina Parish, located in the south of the city. In February 2021, we had the opportunity to accompany the program “Beach and Sea School” from the Pastoral of Surf along with Scholas Occurrentes. — It was an unforgettable experience for young and old, for students and teachers.Read More
San José faro
Fr. Javier Arteaga, Argentina • We are walking through the Year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as “Patron of the Catholic Church”, made by Pius IX on December 8, 1870. St. Joseph has been very present in the life of the Schoenstatt Family. His image accompanies us in the Shrines, sometimes with the stick of lilies, sometimes as the saint of work, and sometimes together with the infant Jesus and the Blessed Mother as theRead More
Molns. Ackermann - proceso Kentenich
JOSEPH KENTENICH | Press release from the Diocese of Trier, Judith Rupp • In the beatification process of Schoenstatt’s founder, father Joseph Kentenich, the bishop of Trier, Dr. Stephan Ackermann, who is in charge, has decided on a different procedure. He had originally planned to appoint another commission of historians to continue the process. — “But after consulting with the experts that I wanted to appoint for this commission, it became clear to me that we have to go on a different direction,” Ackermann said in Trier on March 5th.Read More
Rafael Mota Focolare fidelidad dinámica
Fr. Rafael Mota, Schoenstatt Father, Brazil • I would like to share my reflections about the  recent message by Pope Francis to the Focolare Movement at the end of his General Assembly in early February. — How is this message relevant for us?                   Strictly speaking, this reflection is addressed to the Focolare Movement. Therefore, we can’t simply transplant it into our reality. In the Church’s organizational structure, Focolare and Schoenstatt belong to the same category – movements and new communities – but we cannot presume that the words addressed to oneRead More
San José madrugadores
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • The apostolic letter of H.H. Francis has inspired different initiatives all over the world. This page has also begun to work on the different proposals mentioned in the letter. The Madrugadores of the so-called “e-community HALFPASTSIX” took up the challenge and have already started to work with a first testimonial talk: St. Joseph, a tender and loving father. — The HALFPASTSIX Rosary Last March 31st, three Madrugadores from the parish of San Miguel, in Cordoba, gathered to pray the rosary to ask the Blessed Mother forRead More
crisis autoreferencialidad
POPE FRANCIS TO THE FOCOLARE MOVEMENT • This morning Pope Francis received in private audience the 362 participants of the General Assembly of the Focolare Movement, a representation of whom were present in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican and with the majority connected via internet. Welcoming them, he extended his greetings to all members of the Focolare Movement. He encouraged them to remain faithful to the original source of their charism while remaining in dialogue with new social and cultural situations. He invited them to beware of anyRead More
trata
VII World Day of Prayer against Trafficking • The invitation launched on the occasion of the 7th World Day of Prayer and Reflection against Trafficking, which will be celebrated on Monday, 8 February, is an invitation to multiply and promote new economic experiences that oppose all forms of exploitation. An important date, which marks the liturgical memory of St. Bakhita, the slave girl who became a saint and universal symbol of the Church’s commitment against slavery.— The International Committee of the World Day, coordinated by Talitha Kum, the network ofRead More