Covenant solidarity Category

bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, Fr. Rafael Amaya / María Fischer • “We have delivered this Wednesday, July 1, 270 bags of charity for needy families and we believe that it is God’s work, because we have seen fruits of conversion,” says Fr. Rafael Amaya in the brief video broadcast a few days ago. — Since Christmas of the first year of the pandemic, month by month “charity bags” are delivered in the Shrine of Quito, to people who lost their jobs or who never found one, people who are looking for food forRead More
CEI - los bautizados
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • Pepito was preparing in prison to make his First Communion. A few days before he was to receive it, he told me that he had a hearing at the court. He left full of hope of getting out and going home, but unfortunately he was told that he was not going to be released….  —  ─ First I was sad, pa’i! But right away I realized that I was not ready to leave, because I needed Jesus in my heart before going back to myRead More
#prayForUkraine
Bárbara de Franceschi, Spain • “The horror of war awakens both the best and the worst in human beings.” Since 11 days ago (alas, by now many more) the horror of the war in Ukraine has aroused a feeling of impotence in most of the world before a situation which was unthinkable in the XXI century. — Russia may indeed have felt menaced when Ukraine was considering joining the NATO, yet nothing could justify a Russian invasion of a territory until then considered a friend, an invasion that immediately began with bombardments,Read More
Lichterkette für den Frieden - Lichterkette für die Ukraine
GERMANY, schoenstatt.org network • A sign of solidarity: on Friday evening, more than 250 participants, candles in hand, formed a human chain from the little chapel to the Victory Column in Dietershausen (Fulda district). “We want to help and pray for the people in the war zone. We hope that the hopeless situation will be solved and the suffering in Ukraine will end,” said Ilona Wehner, a citizen from Dietershausen and initiator of the action. —   The idea came up spontaneously: “I woke up and thought that only aRead More
Ukraine
GERMANY, Brigitte Oelschner • “Only the prayerful can still succeed / In stopping the sword above our heads / And wresting this world from the judging powers / Through a sanctified life.” I am reminded of this quote by Reinhold Schneider, often heard during the Second World War, these days when I follow how much politicians and representatives of social society are trying to end the disaster in Ukraine and to come to the aid of the suffering population. — In many German schools, children had the day off fromRead More
#Ucrania
In covenant solidarity with Ukraine, Editorial Team • Only hours after the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, members of the schoenstatt.org team began to spread on their networks Pope Francis’ appeal for peace and his call for a day of fasting and prayer for Ukraine on March 2, Ash Wednesday. Shortly afterwards, it was also on schoenstatt.org, in all five languages, as a featured article. A gesture of solidarity with the people of Ukraine, with the soldiers, the children, the mothers, the dead fathers, with the children, womenRead More
Aluvión Quito
ECUADOR, Maria Fischer • “On behalf of CACSPMEC (Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito) we want to donate some supplies for the natural disaster that happened in La Gasca. We would like to know what supplies they need the most.” Within minutes of sharing the call for donations by the Amparo y Formación Infantil Padre José Kentenich Foundation (“Niños de Maria”) on Twitter and Instagram, we received this message. Shocking the solidarity, shocking also how they communicated via schoenstatt.org at the same moment of the first donation by someone of us.Read More
Recemos
COVENANT SOLIDARITY • Pope Francis made an urgent appeal during his greeting after the Angelus on 15 August, remembering the people of Haiti who were terribly affected by an earthquake, and united himself to the unanimous concern for the situation in Afghanistan, imploring for an end to the clamour of weapons. — I join in the unanimous concern for the situation in Afghanistan. I ask all of you to pray with me to the God of peace so that the clamour of weapons might cease and solutions can be foundRead More
hospital
CHILE, Verónica Del Fierro G. • The pandemic has shown us our weakness, fears, and anxieties, but also our adaptability and resilience despite the most challenging aspects of treatment failures among our patients, the painful loss of work colleagues and family members. This has tested our ability to pick ourselves up and trust our knowledge, improvise spaces for administering and expanding treatment, study, reskill, and upgrade our skills via online courses on new ventilation therapies and pharmaceutical treatments. When? In the scarce and limited free time that is left, postponingRead More
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel • Protests erupted in South Africa on Friday, 9 July. Although it has not been officially confirmed, it is thought that the protests are being organized by factions within the ruling African National Congress who are unhappy with the incarceration of former President Jacob Zuma. — Zuma is facing 15 months in prison for refusing to cooperate with the courts on investigations into corruption during his tenure as president. The protests have escalated from Kwazulu-Natal Province — where Zuma has his stronghold — to Johannesburg andRead More