Year of St. Joseph Category

San José
ARGENTINA, Juan Eduardo Villarraza • In this year of St. Joseph when Pope Francies invites us to see him from different perspectives, I decided to share my testimony of how I have experienced this closeness and fatherly presence of male tenderness through four people who have shaped my life: my grandfather, my dad, Fr. Kentenich, and St. John Paul II. — In Schoenstatt, we are used to hearing that the voices of the times are the voice of God. And if we add to this what our founder said, thatRead More
San José faro
Fr. Javier Arteaga, Argentina • We are walking through the Year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as “Patron of the Catholic Church”, made by Pius IX on December 8, 1870. St. Joseph has been very present in the life of the Schoenstatt Family. His image accompanies us in the Shrines, sometimes with the stick of lilies, sometimes as the saint of work, and sometimes together with the infant Jesus and the Blessed Mother as theRead More
San José madrugadores
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • The apostolic letter of H.H. Francis has inspired different initiatives all over the world. This page has also begun to work on the different proposals mentioned in the letter. The Madrugadores of the so-called “e-community HALFPASTSIX” took up the challenge and have already started to work with a first testimonial talk: St. Joseph, a tender and loving father. — The HALFPASTSIX Rosary Last March 31st, three Madrugadores from the parish of San Miguel, in Cordoba, gathered to pray the rosary to ask the Blessed Mother forRead More
San José padre en la sombra
SAINT JOSEPH MEN | Miguel Ángel Rubio, 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, are being challenge by Pope Francis’ letter, Patris Corde, about Joseph, “this extraordinary figure, so close to our human condition,” and they share what most impacts and motivates them about the figure of St. Joseph and the Holy Father’s letter about him.  Miguel Ángel Rubio, from Spain, feels a strong bond with St. Joseph, father in the shadows.Read More
Padre
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
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