Covenant solidarity Category

SOUTH AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel • On 2 December I received the sad news that the Schoenstatt Shrine in Johannesburg had been robbed. The thieves had got in through a window and stolen everything containing some kind of metal (probably to be melted or sold), including the tabernacle. Thank God the Schoenstatt Sister who stays on the property was unharmed. Bad news always spreads quickly and of course, the biggest concern, over and above the loss of our precious symbols in the shrine is what happened to the tabernacle and theRead More
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer • Pope Francis is praying for them. There are prayers of intercession to Enrique Shaw, an Argentinean businessman who is on the way to sainthood because he was also a sailor. Cardinal Mario Poli prayed for them during a Mass at the Cathedral in Buenos Aires. The community of Schoenstatt businessmen and the circle of missionaries responsible for the current of wayside shrines in the Don João Rome in Belmonte are praying. A group of people who attend Mass in the Marienau Shrine and the Schoenstatt.org “Dreamteam”Read More
Editors • We unite in Covenant Solidarity, with prayer and capital of grace for the victims of the strong earthquake in Mexico. The earthquake has been felt strongly in the country’s capital, where there have been numerous panic scenes just two hours after the citizens took to the streets of all Mexico in a simulated commemoration of the violent earthquake of 1985 that devastated the capital and left more than 10,000 dead. Let us pray for the victims, the deceased, the wounded, those who are in anguish, those who lostRead More
Editorial staff • Nature seems attacking with the zone of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean … We implore, in Covenant Solidarity from all our shrines, for the victims and for those who help. At least 32 people died after a strong earthquake that woke up people Mexico this morning. With a magnitude of 8.2 on the Richter scale, it is the largest earthquake in at least 100 years. The regions affected are the poorest in the country. The Tsunami Warning Center said that there is a possibility of largeRead More
CHILE, Maria Isabel Banfi and Maria Fischer • At the beginning of 2017, summer in the southern hemisphere, forest fires caused severe damage in southern Chile. From schoenstatt.org, we encouraged everyone to accompany Chile in Covenant Solidarity with prayers, capital of grace, material donations, and even more telling, many Schoenstatters’ commitment that came to help their brothers/sisters in the places affected. Six months later, the media had already forgotten about the subject, while here, we can relate to the story about a donation given to the Firemen from Pumanque (anRead More
schoenstatt.org • Nos unimos en oración y con aportes al capital de gracias, desde nuestros Santuarios, en estos momentos de dolor. Rezando por las victimas del ataque terrorista en Barcelona, por sus familias y amigos, y por todos los medicos, policías, periodistas y ayudantes. We unite in prayer and with contributions to the capital of grace, from our Shrines, in these moments of pain. Praying for the victims of the terror attack in Barcelona, for their families and friends, and for all physicians, police, journalists and helpers. Wir verbinden unsRead More
schoenstatt.org • Nos unimos en oración y con aportes al capital de gracias, desde nuestros Santuarios, en estos momentos de dolor. Rezando por las victimas del ataque terrorista en Manchester, por sus familias y amigos, y por todos los medicos, policías, periodistas y ayudantes. We unite in prayer and with contributions to the capital of grace, from our Shrines, in these moments of pain. Praying for the victims of the terror attack in Manchester, for their families and friends, and for all physicians, police, journalists and helpers. Wir verbinden unsRead More
By Maria Fischer and Ani Souberlich • “Thirty more stars were blessed on Friday, 12 May for the carpet of stars located at the north entrance of the Cologne Cathedral. The twenty-five small and the five large stars were donated this spring,” this was Cologne’s Domradio radio message. Among them, there was also a star from 1. FC Köln soccer team, the ‘Kölner Dom’ cultural foundation related. With the star of 1. FC Köln, two of Cologne’s passions grow closer: the cathedral and soccer,” commented Fr. Gerd Bachner, Provost ofRead More
ARGENTINA, Silvia Sibay • It was raining continuously in Tucumán. In the southern part of the province, the rain continued and the water began to rise rapidly, covering fields and flooding houses. The situation was desperate! This was when people’s solidarity was mobilized. People always go out and help others, before the government’s authorities take preventive measures. Boats, rafts, vehicles were placed at the disposal of those who needed them. More than 5,000 people were in evacuee centers and many more lived in improvised tents along the edges of theRead More
CHILE/INTERNATIONAL, Maria Fischer with material from www.schoenstatt.cl and National Secretary of the Schoenstatt Movement in Chile • Schoenstatt International supports us! On 17 February, an article with this title appeared on the national Chilean Schoenstatt website, referring to a call to action in covenant solidarity published on schoenstatt.org on 26 January and 4 February. Read it at schoenstatt.cl: Schoenstatt International has not remained indifferent to the suffering of so many Chileans affected by the forest wildfires that have affected our country for so many days. The www.schoenstatt.org website team (communicationRead More