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SAINT JOSEPH MEN |Roberto Henestrosa, Bolivia • The Joseph Challenge 2021 by Schoenstatt.org, only for men: Men from different vocational options in the Covenant of Love, from different countries and generations, allow themselves to be challenged by the letter of Pope Francis Patris Corde about Joseph, “this extraordinary figure, so close to our human condition” and they share what most impacts and motivates them from the figure of Saint Joseph and the letter of the Holy Father about him. Roberto Henestrosa, from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, chose pointRead More
Joseph Challenge
JOSEPH’S-CHALLENGE 2021 | Klaus Wittmann, GERMANY• The Joseph Challenge 2021 by Schoenstatt.org, only for men: Men from different vocations in the Covenant of Love, from different countries and generations are challenged by Pope Francis’ letter, Patris Corde, about Joseph, his “reflections on this extraordinary figure who is so close to each one of us humanly.” They get involved in sharing what impresses and motivates them most about the figure of St. Joseph and the Holy Father’s letter about him. Today it is Klaus Wittmann from Germany, active with the InternationalRead More
José padre
SAINT JOSEPH MEN | Miguel Lasso de la Vega, Spain • The Joseph Challenge 2021 from Schoenstatt.org, only for men: Men from different vocations in the Covenant of Love, from different countries and generations, allow themselves to be challenged by the letter of Pope Francisco Patris Corde about Joseph, “this extraordinary figure, so close to our human condition,” and they share what most impacts and motivates them in the figure of St. Joseph and the Holy Father’s letter about him. The first to take up the challenge is Miguel LassoRead More
Video del Papa
POPE FRANCIS, Prayer Intention January 2021 • The first Pope Video of 2021 is centered on human fraternity. The Holy Father calls for people of different religions, cultures, traditions and beliefs to return to the essential: love of neighbor. “Let us pray that the Lord may give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions and not fight each other, and praying for one another, open ourselves to all”, the Pope asks in the January edition of the “Pope Video”. —  Read More
Requiem Ernest M. Kanzler
SCHOENSTATT, Maria Fischer • When a member of the International Presidium dies, the news goes around the world. The pendulum between unity and diversity (of apostolate preferences, opinions, vocation options) then tilts very strongly toward unity and one is there, walking and carrying along; even in the midst of the Christmas season and in the midst of the Corona Lockdown.  On the night before Christmas Eve, Ernest M. Kanzler, Superior General of the Institute of the Schoenstatt Brothers of Mary, passed away. On December 29th, 100 people in the Pilgrims’Read More
Pope Francis, Christmas 2020 • No, Christmas is not cancelled. Not in lockdown, not with contact restrictions, not for all who are alone, not even with Christmas Mass canceled. Because a child is born to us, a son is given to us. In a Christmas Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica marked by pandemic-related restrictions, Pope Francis recalled the essence of Christmas. God’s Son came, Francis said “came to make us, as God’s children, holy by grace.  Yes, God came into the world as a child to make us children ofRead More
Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life • The Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life, Schoenstatt Father  Alexandre Awi Mello, took part in the online conference “Arise! Ministry with young adults in a time of innovation,” which took place on 9 December via the Zoom platform. The conference was organized by the Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), as part of the National Leadership Forum on Ministry with Young Adults, and was attended by leaders inRead More
Fratelli Tutti
VATICAN, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development • The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announces the special website dedicated to Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Fratelli tutti”. It can be consulted by entering the homepage of the Dicastery: www.humandevelopment.va and also has direct access from the URL www.fratellitutti.va.—   The site, created with the collaboration of the Dicastery for Communication, aims to spread the message about the fraternity and social friendship of the Encyclical in a capillary way, deepening and making known all the aspects proper to the text and the magisterium of theRead More
GMG
WYD, Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life • The pastoral challenges related to the current health crisis, a synodal approach to youth ministry, evaluating the 2019 World Youth Day in Panama and calling to mind the inspiration for the journey towards World Youth Day in Lisbon in 2023: these were the topics of the international online meeting “From Panama to Lisbon — Called to missionary synodality,” organized by the Dicastery for Youth, Family, and Life. From 18 – 21 November, the coordinators of youth ministry from one hundred countries andRead More
JMJ
WYD, Press Release from the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life  • On the occasion of the Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe, Sunday 22 November at 10:00 am the Holy Father will preside at a Eucharistic Celebration at the Altar of the Chair at the Basilica of St. Peter. At the conclusion of the Mass, the symbols of World Youth Day—the WYD Cross and the copy of the icon of Maria Salus Populi Romani—will be handed on from the representatives of Panamanian young people to the PortugueseRead More