Dilexit ecclesiam Category

Migrantes en Santiago
108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR)• In a new video, Pope Francis speaks of the diversity of faith expressions and devotions as an opportunity to grow in catholicity. In preparation for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR), which will be celebrated on the last Sunday of September, the Holy Father invites us to grow together as a Church, realising that many Catholic migrants and refugees revitalise the Christian communities that welcome them.— In the video, you’ll discover the witness of Saint Mary of the LakeRead More
Canadá
CANADÁ / ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • On Tuesday, July 26, while I was working at home, I began to watch “out of the corner of my eye” on another monitor the transmission of Pope Francis’ pilgrimage in Canada. I was impressed by his homily, but I was even more impressed when suddenly I saw a picture of the Pilgrim MTA rising above several people… The Blessed Mother was there! — It was an open-air celebration at the Commonwealth Stadium in the city of Edmonton, where some 60,000 people participated, butRead More
Sinodo
SPAIN, Paz Leiva • We began with enthusiasm the work to participate in the diocesan phase of the synod. It was important to participate, to think very well about the questions that were addressed to us, in order to give our opinion on everything that could be necessary for the Church. We are the Church, so we had a unique opportunity to intervene. — No working groups were formed in the parish, still for fear of Covid, but the parishioners were invited to send their proposals and responses. The parishRead More
MTA Devoto
ARGENTINA, Martín J. Clavijo • On May 31st, the Visitation of the Blessed Mother, we enthroned the MTA in our parish of St. Raphael the Archangel, in the neighborhood of Villa Devoto. The conquest of the image, an octagonal picture like the one in the daughter shrines, began as a result of a visit of the Blessed Mother. — The picture of the Blessed Mother belonging to the Federation of Diocesan Priests was with us at the end of October of last year. It was exhibited on the altar ofRead 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
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