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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
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
rosario pandemia
ARGENTINA, Inés Petiti • The family of the Holy Rosary of the Pilgrim Mother in Goya invites everyone to pray the rosary during the month of May, joining in the Holy Father’s request. — Everyone is invited to gather at 13:00 local at any shrine, church, home shrine or heart shrine. The rosary will unite us in a network of shrines, in a covenant of love that calls on the Lord’s help to put an end to the pandemic. Thirty shrines, representing all the shrines of the world, will prayRead More
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer • There are many ways to remember each year on September 15, the anniversary of Fr. Joseph Kentenich’s death, and this year, it will be in the context of the shocks of the pandemic and a serious questioning of the person of Fr. Kentenich and his family’s relationship with him. It can be done, as always, with Masses, with prayers, with marathons of memories, videos and photos… or, with an Episcopal ordination. By placing the life of a Schoenstatter and thus have a whole Movement at theRead More
ARGENTINA, María Fischer • “I entrust myself to your prayers and closeness to live this new mission with joy…”, Father Jorge González wrote to me on the afternoon of the day of the announcement of his appointment as auxiliary bishop of his native diocese, La Plata, where he has been working as  a pastor and rector of the cathedral for a little more than a year, with the great pastoral project of “sanctifying the cathedra”l. A half hour after the simultaneous announcement in Rome and Argentina, an article about “our”Read More
COSTA RICA, Randall Barquero, Laudato Si Commission, Schoenstatt Costa Rica •  The Schoenstatt Movement’s Laudato Si Commission in Costa Rica was formed in 2016, one year after the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical. Within the context of the Laudato Si Week of the Universal Church (May 16th to 24th), we shared some general details about this commission and its work. —   In 2016, the year after the publication of the Encyclical Laudato Si, the Schoenstatt Movement in Costa Rica committed to build its first branch shrine, and a fewRead More
INTERNATIONAL, editors• “And since prayer is a universal value, I have accepted the proposal of the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity for believers of all religions to unite spiritually this 14 May for a day of prayer, fasting, and works of charity, to implore God to help humanity overcome the coronavirus pandemic. Remember: 14 May, all believers together, believers of different traditions, to pray, fast, and perform works of charity.” This was announced by the Holy Father on Sunday, May 3, after the prayer of the Regina Coeli. — InRead More
SPAIN, Paz Leiva • Fifteen Schoenstatters were able to attend the National Congress of the Laity, thanks to the good work and perseverance of Susana Arregui, from the Mothers’ Branch, and Manuel Carrasco, from the Family League. Both have been working for many years in ecclesiastical institutions without any support or assistance. Nevertheless, they obtained more places to participate, than they originally had. Three of us from the Family Federation are with Manuel at the Journey of the Secular Apostolate and he encouraged us to participate in the Congress. HeRead More
COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez • Can you imagine 19 Movements and 18 pastors, together, talking among themselves?  Seated at tables for four, with a digital clock in the center of the auditorium, visible…. very visible, keeping time…. each round of 18 minutes, counting in reverse…. and change!  And again in 18 minutes, change!  And thus, consecutively until completing nine times the change!  No, it is not a game…. It is the Movements vs. the Church.  It is the presentation and the offer of their apostolates and mission.  It is theRead More
SPAIN, Juan Zaforas • In this congress, we have had the opportunity to live a unique experience, even to the moment in which we have learned and received from others.  We hope to have contributed something of our own and we wish that to this experience others come in the future who can show us the way to continue on the way together.— Surely as many  already know that the passed weekend in Madrid, Spain, the celebration of the Congress for the Laity 2020 took place.  More than 2,000 representativesRead More