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Los sacerdotes diocesanos de Concepción en el santuario de Montahue
CHILE, editors • Once again, the Schoenstatt Shrine of Montahue opened its doors for the diocesan clergy. On the morning of Wednesday, March 27, the presbyterate of the Archdiocese of Concepción gathered at the Schoenstatt Shrine of Montahue to celebrate the Day of the Ministerial Priesthood. — After the prayer of Lauds, Monsignor Bernardo Alvarez introduced the two priests from Nigeria, who this week joined the clergy of Concepción: Father Francis Umar and Father John Emeka. Afterwards, they participated in a moment of reflection by Father Fernando Lacaux, from theRead More
Parroquia Buen Pastor
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Father Jean Marie Bisimwa Isaac • Father Jean Marie Bisimwa Isaac is the superior of the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Congo and the pastor of the parish of Bon Pasteur Kalundu. They are three Schoenstatt Fathers who have been working in this parish in eastern Congo for three years, taking care of the parishioners and the construction of the first Schoenstatt Shrine in this country. We asked: How is the construction of the Shrine being lived in the parish?  — The Schoenstatt Fathers arrivedRead More
Perergrinacion de la juventud diosesana al santuario de Schoenstatt en Tucumán
ARGENTINA, Guillermo Ferreyra • Every year, the youth of the Archdiocese of San Miguel de Tucumán make a one-day pilgrimage that connects two shrines in nearby cities. — This year they chose our shrine “Garden of Mary” as their destination. Under the motto “By your hand we go, without hesitation”, more than 2000 young people from different parish groups, movements, and spiritual currents, accompanied by priests, seminarians and religious sisters, set out in the morning from the parish of Our Lady of Fatima. They began the first steps at 8Read More
Catedral San Juan Puerto Rico
PUERTO RICO, Maria Fischer • The current vicar general of San Juan and director of the Cursillos in Christianity, Father Tomás González González, was named this Friday morning, September 8, by Pope Francis as the new auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Juan. — According to a briefing received from Fr. Jose Luis Correa, the appointed bishop has made personal retreats at the Juana Diaz Shrine and in Milwaukee. May the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt bless him in his new mission from these shrines. Tomás González González wasRead More
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY, Maria Fischer • “A question: are there Schoenstatters in the Synodal Assembly?” asked Manuel Huapaya in an exchange of the schoenstatt.org team on Friday, July 7, when the list of participants in the first session of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will take place from October 4 to 29, 2023, was presented at the Holy See Press Office. — In presenting the list of participants, Cardinal Grech said, “We have tried to represent the whole people of God. For example, weRead More
Equipo vocacional
PERU, Fr. José Luis Correa / Maria Fischer • Fr. José Luis Correa, who as always is very attentive to the subject of Schoenstatt diocesan priests, promoting their role in the Movement and working to bring more and more priests closer to the Covenant of Love. He informed us of the recent appointment of Father Luis Alberto Celis, from the first course of the Federation of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests in Peru, as Diocesan Vocation Promoter. — “I entrust myself to your prayers dear brothers for this new service for theRead More
Con el arzobispo de Tegucigalpa, Mons. Nacher, español de Valencia, hasta hace pocos meses párroco en San Pedro Sula
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • During his recent visit to Honduras, a country that until recently was not on Schoenstatt’s world map, Fr. José Luis Correa visited the Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, José Vicente Nácher Tatay, CM, and the Archbishop of San Pedro Sula, Michael Lenihan, OFM. — The Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, José Vicente Nacher, a Spaniard from Valencia, who until a few months ago was the pastor in San Pedro Sula, welcomed us for half an hour, during which we spoke with him about Schoenstatt in the capitalRead More
Villa Devoto
ARGENTINA, Fr. Martín Clavijo • For several years, the parish of San Rafael in Villa Devoto, in whose parish church a picture of the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt was placed on May 31, has celebrated Masses for the novena of their patron saint in a corner of the neighborhood. Nothing spectacular: a crossroads, a small house with an open door, a neighbor who lends a small table and a tablecloth, another who brings a few benches…But isn’t it often the small, the most insignificant that is the origin ofRead More
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 / 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