Church – Francis – Movements Category

Tucumán
ARGENTINA, Silvia Sibay • A whole year of material and spiritual conquest; joy was increasing as the date of enthroning St. Joseph in El Jardín de Maria (the Garden of Mary) Shrine in Tucumán was approaching. — A board was placed on which to insert small boards for each 10 offerings to the “capital of grace”. Once completed, the little boards were turned over and the image of St. Joseph was formed. With great emotion we tried to calculate the place on the face where we had placed each one!Read More
sinodalidad
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY 2021 – 2023 • With a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis will inaugurate the Synod on Synodality on October 10. — Pope Francis will officially open the Synod on Synodality at the Vatican with the Celebration of the Eucharist in St. Peter’s Basilica (Sunday, 10 October), preceded by a Moment of Reflection in the Synod’s New Hall (Saturday, 9 October). We all will be able to follow the proceedings in plenary session from 9.00 to 11.00 a.m. in live streaming with tele-radio commentary on VaticanRead More
Authority and Responsibilities of Governance in Lay Aggregations
VATICAN, Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life • On September 16, 2021, the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life summoned the moderators, presidents, and international leaders of all ecclesial movements, new communities, and associations recognized or erected by the Holy See to reflect on the theme “The responsibility of governance in lay aggregations. An ecclesial service”. — The core issue of the day was that of closely examining the themes included in the General Decree “The International Associations of the Faithful“, with the aim of reflecting together on the exerciseRead More
Madre ven - Gibraltar
SPAIN, Maria Fischer • “In this difficult moment, Mother of Mercy, “Madre, Ven” [Come, Mother in Spanish]. The image of Our Lady of Ephesus arrived from Ephesus (Turkey) in Valencia to visit the sick, elderly, prisoners, and religious communities. — Thus reads the note from Ainhoa Clavel from COPE in Valencia. A Pilgrim Mother has been traveling through Spain since May and people come from their homes to greet her, give her flowers, offer her rosaries, hymns, and prayers. A phenomenon in a country that has a high number ofRead More
dolor
By Dr. Eduardo Jurado Bejar, Ecuador • As we watch what is happening in Venezuela, Haiti, Afghanistan, sub-Saharan Africa and I wonder if it moves us. — If something moves us, it means that it bothers us, worries us, changes us. It moves us toward someone or something; it means that it hits us at an emotional level. Erich Fromm pointed out that love and solidarity — if genuine — are universal. He said that if someone loves a human being, he or she also loves humanity. Solidarity is aRead More
Madre ven
SPAIN, Maria Fischer • In the media, it is already a success with a strong appearance on Spotify, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, several diocesan websites, radio, news portals, bulletins, with few words (we hope that they still verbalize all the experiences and stories), many videos and a lot of music: Mother, come – this great pilgrimage through the streets of Spain is making news and history during this summer of 2021, marked by the pandemic and not a few storms within the church. —   So far, the “Mother, come”Read More
sacerdotes diocesanos
COSTA RICA, Juan Perez • On Friday, June 4, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Fr. Reyner Castro, a member of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests from San José. — He presided over and preached the homily during the Mass at the Family of Hope shrine, accompanied by Fr Luis Herrera (they both sealed their Covenant of Love with the Blessed Mother a couple of years ago). After Mass, it was time to share a meal. Several other priests arrived, including the vicar of theRead More
Gnadenbild Maria Knotenlöserin in Buenos Aires
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • Pope Francis has invited a worldwide prayer initiative during the month of May to ask for the end of the coronavirus pandemic. The Pontifical Council for promoting the New Evangelization, responsible at the Vatican, has chosen a Marian shrine for each day of the month. The prayer will therefore be taken to shrines on the five continents. — There was and still is a specific prayer intention for each day, each of the 30 shrines prayed the rosary in a non-specific way and always inRead More
Covid-19 Pistill
Letter from the Bishop of the Diocese of Encarnación, + Francisco Javier Pistilli Scorzara, Schoenstatt Father • Dear priests, consecrated persons, and the faithful of our Diocese: Yesterday was a very exhausting day for the medical workers at the Encarnación Respiratory Center due to the increased number of cases requiring attention. This situation that worries us and affects us all is happening during the month of May. — We want to be the light of accompaniment in the pandemic. Encouraged by faith and trust in God to whom we entrustRead More
Madre, ven
SPAIN, María Fischer • ” Madre, ven! (Mother, come). An honor to receive in our diocese the image of Mary on pilgrimage from Ephesus…” Monsignor José Ignacio Munilla, Bishop of the Diocese of San Sebastián in Spain, tweeted, commenting on and spreading the word about the visit of the image of Mary, which has been traveling through Spain since May 1st. Ambrosio Arizu, a member of the Apostolic Family Federation, together with his wife, goes along with the whole tour in a mobile home. His diary must be a luxury.Read More