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PARAGUAY, GERMANY, FR Leonhard Erhard • “I was already curious and am enthusiastic when I recall my experiences of the prison pastorate in the diocese”: The German version of the website of Casa Madre de Tuparenda was hardly on line before the first visitor announced himself. Fr Leonhard Erhard (retired) had celebrated his 80th birthday a few weeks before. We asked him for “more”. Here is his comment … While I was working for Caritas, the prison pastorate was one of the pastoral areas, and among the institutions there wasRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • It was during my last visit to the  House Mother of Tuparenda (CMT), on that day in September 2018, when it occurred to me to promise to internationalize the brand new official website of Fundaprova, which presents the socio-educational project “Mother House of Tuparenda”. With Mirta Etchegaray, Sarah-Leah Pimentel, Claudia Echenique and Johannes Link we worked hard and a bit longer than calculated,  and today we can proudly present a page that, in addition to the original Spanish, also has a German and an English version,Read More
AUSTRIA, Martin Schiffl via schoenstatt.at • When there is “full house” in the Formation Centre on the Kahlenberg, Vienna, and Auxiliary Bishop Franz Charl is sending out four couples as family trainers, there is a mission celebration. The fifteenth course of the Academy for Family Pedagogy at Schoenstatt am Kahlenberg, Vienna, has come to a glorious conclusion.— The couples have successfully completed the two-year formation as family trainers and are now ready to work for the Church and society. It was a great joy for Auxiliary Bishop Franz Scharl, asRead More
GERMANY,  Stephan und Rebecca Jehle • A few weeks ago at the Schoenstatt Center in Aulendorf, Rebecca and Stephan Jehle (family photo above), family trainers, organized a family weekend with eight families. All kinds of interesting articles could have been written about it, and then one was published on a participant’s blog.  We publish it here, with the author’s permission. Quite different… very different and very good.— Here is the original report (and more) by Dagny Locher: My husband is Catholic. Many are Catholic, I know, but he is reallyRead More
PUERTO RICO, Luis Enrique Ojeda • The Madrugadores de Maria (Dawn-breakers of Mary) is a current of life that emerged in Rancagua, Chile on May 28, 1989. It’s a men`s movement that has grown throughout Chile and fifteen countries internationally. Puerto Rico has eight groups, ours being, Cabo Rojo, the second to be formed, which on February 19th, celebrated its tenth anniversary.— A modest initiative As Madrugadores, we experience a torrent of graces in response to a very modest initiative, getting up early to pray in the Shrine. This simpleRead More
Kentenich pedagogy on the outskirts, Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke • “This is the aim of our education:  to see to it that those entrusted to us have the disposition and the ability to live through one’s own motivation and initiative the life of a child of God:” demanding words for the Kentenich pedagogy on the outskirts.  We share the experiences and conclusions of Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke in this text worked out from a conference for Tupãrenda’s Boys’ Youth. —   When your leader asked me to give a talk to theRead More
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke/mf Christmas in jail? It is sad reality for hundreds of young adolescents in Itagua, Paraguay’s Juvenile Detention Center close to the Tupãrenda Shrine. Christmas in jail? While others rest, sing, feast, and enjoy family and friends? Madness! Madness and a joy for the Schoenstatt prison ministry team. — “Thank you for remembering us on such a special day!” some of the young men said, almost tearfully … Ismelda, she is the “snack boss” each Saturday, comments: “It is worthwhile!! For a hug, for a happy face,Read More
AUSTRIA, Martin Schiffl via schoenstatt.at• The success story of the Schoenstatt Family Magazine “Family as a Vocation” began in 1984 and this magazine enters its 6th generation in 2019. The start of the new era took place on January 6, 2019 in Schoenstatt am Kahlenberg. The managers of the 5th generation, Lisi and Stefan Haslinger, handed over the leadership to Claudia and Klaus Umschaden, who will continue the success story of this medium in the next 4 years. With a circulation of 6300 copies, the family magazine, now affectionately calledRead More
PARAGUAY, Ana E. Souberlich • On 10 December 1939, the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt was crowned as Queen in recognition and gratitude for everything she had done throughout the first twenty-five years of Schoenstatt (see 2nd Founding Document, no. 42). From that moment on, the title of Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen of Schoenstatt remained. Since then, the Blessed Mother has been crowned many times. Fr. Kentenich himself crowned her in Dachau as Queen of bread, at a time when hunger was extreme and threatening. Today on 10 December 2018,Read More
GERMANY/SWITZERLAND, Helmut Kirschner • “What does God want me to say?” There is often not enough time in everyday life to set ourselves apart with this question. The International Kentenich Academy for Leaders (IKAF) has therefore invited – for the first time this year – under the title “Just breathe” to a silent religious retreat for leaders at the Schoenstatt Center on the mountain in Memhoelz in the Allgaeu region.— It started on the 1st Sunday of Advent and ended on the day of St. Nicholas – a very specialRead More