Schoenstatt – Reaching out Category

PARAGUAY, Silvia Fretes • The Paraguayan Schoenstatt Family has the following objective for this year: Living consistently, as apostles of the Father, taking care of life and the family. For this reason, the Members’ Circle of the Professional Women’s Branch of Asunción decided to offer a different gift: “We live our spirituality mainly in the work environment, where we light up life and carry out our apostolate.” We thought, then, that our offering should be very concrete where the Blessed Mother calls us every day, in our profession or office’sRead More
SCHOENSTATT DIGITAL, Jeff Roedel • My name is Jeff Roedel, a seminarian from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, finishing up formation for the Schoenstatt Fathers in Santiago, Chile. Today, I have the joy of sharing two projects for the Schoenstatt Movement which have been a long time in the making.— I met Alberto (Tito) Leon, a young professional around my age, here in Santiago just a few weeks ago and we realized that for years we’ve been working towards the same goal: For Marian pilgrims to encounter Mary easier in our SchoenstattRead More
ITALY, Eugenio Minici • On Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Matri Ecclesiae Shrine in Belmonte-Rome (the International Schoenstatt Center at Belmonte), the Couple’s Feast Day was held, which is a day set aside for couples of all ages — married or engaged—providing an opportunity for serenity and a deepening of the couple’s unity together, and renewing its original freshness, in the light of the Schoenstatt Movement’s Christian experience.— Father Marcelo Cervi, rector of the International Schoenstatt Center at Belmonte-Rome gave the introduction. Father Beltrán, Father Facundo, Sister Vera Lucia, SisterRead More
COVENANT SOLIDARITY, Maria Fischer • One day we will say: “He graduated thanks to the couples from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, some couples of the  Family Federation from Spain …”. A month ago we published an appeal: SOS Casa Madre de Tupãrenda, funding has been suspended, placing at risk the program of the 22 young people who are currently participating in this bold project in the shadow of the Tupãrenda Shrine. More than a work of mercy, this project is the first real option for these youngsters who landedRead More

Posted On 30.06.2019In Projects

Feedback from CIEES Mexico

MÉXICO, Ramón Ruiz and Selene Chávez • On 18 May, we had the opportunity to participate in the First Congress for the International Community of Schoenstatt Businessmen and Executives (CIEES) in Mexico [in Spanish], which took place in Monterrey, Nuevo León. — We travelled from Querétaro, feeling that it would be an excellent opportunity to hear the testimonies of other people who take God daily into the world of work and discover how to transmit and live our covenant of love through our colleagues, with whom we spend the largest partRead More
PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta • “CMT, only for the brave”. The slogan, which echoed in recent days at Casa Madre de Tuparenda (CMT), describes the experiences of 5 June with two new graduates of the program. The two brave youngsters did not give up, but conquered all of the challenges they faced to complete the 9-month course, and they are currently working, one in a supermarket, and the other at a reinforced cement factory.— Fr. Pedro has often said that CMT is a program for those who really decide to changeRead More
Kentenich Pedagogy in the Periphery, Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke • Freedom in jail?  “Yes,” said Father Kentenich.  And he would demonstrate it.  “Yes,” says Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke and he demonstrated it:  in the jail for minors in Itaugua, a few kilometers from the Tupãrenda Shrine.  A few months ago, we posed, perhaps, the most daring question on schoenstatt.org:  Is Fr. Kentenich’s pedagogy possible on the periphery?  Yes, he answers, and he demonstrates it in the jail for minors, in this last part of his reflection in relation to the pedagogy ofRead More
Reinisch
GERMANY, Press Office, Erfurt Diocese • “As a Christian and Austrian I can never swear the oath of loyalty to a man like Hitler.” Fr Reinisch remained true to his conviction, but he paid for it with his life. The decision in conscience and development of this priest, who was guillotined in 1942 at the age of 39, are the subject of this musical, which will be performed on Sunday, 16 June at 5 p.m. in the Congress Centre in Erfurt. “Dangerous: Franz Reinisch. Musical about an Upright Man.” ErfurtRead More
BURUNDI , Claudine Niyomwungere • On Sunday, May 26, 2019, to celebrate the closing of the Marian Month of May, the Schoenstatt Shrine at Mount Sion Gikungu welcomed many pilgrims from all the parishes of the Bujumbura Vicariate and surrounding areas, belonging to the Catholic Action Movements falling under the Diocesan Coordination for the Lay Apostolate (CEDAL).  — A large procession of the faithful and CEDAL members began at Kamenge Military Hospital. Hymns and dances in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary accompanied the pilgrims.  The theme of the pilgrimage wasRead More
ENGLAND, Mary Cole • A small but vibrant group of Pilgrim Mother apostles (missionaries) gathered at the shrine in Kearsley, Greater Manchester, on Saturday, 1 June for the annual rally. We chose the Saturday closest to the feast of the Visitation, because that is the feast of the Pilgrim Mother.— Global Pilgrim Mother Testimonies The day began with testimonies. The young people who are volunteering at the shrine set the ball rolling with Ignacio talking about the Mexican Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Campaign, but also what they are doing here inRead More