Covenant solidarity Category

COVENANT SOLIDARITY, Sarah-Leah Pimentel • A terrible cyclone that swept through parts of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe has left a wake of destruction. The worst hit area, according to media reports, is Beira, Mozambique’s fourth largest city with a population of over 500,000 people.— The authorities fear that over 1,000 people were killed and that initial footage suggests that 90% of the city has been destroyed. Roads and bridges have been swept away. Buildings were destroyed, and a dam burst, further inundating the town. They have been without electricity forRead More
Sarah-Leah Pimentel, South Africa • In a country facing severe food and medicine food shortages due to rampant hyperinflation and poor governance, humanitarian aid is a necessity. It is a crime against humanity to burn that food which could save thousands of lives.— There is not enough food in Venezuela to meet the basic daily needs of more than half of the population. Countless people have died of preventable diseases because the hospitals have run out of medical supplies and medicines. For a moment let us put aside the politicsRead More
PARAGUAY, Lourdes and Jaime Ortiz • The Rosario de la Aurora (Dawn Rosary) started on Saturday, 5 March 1999, at Santuario Joven in Asunción. We go back to December 1998, when Schoenstatt in Paraguay held its annual Schoenstatt Family Planning Meeting, where the motto and the objectives for the year 1999 were decided.— We participated as the recently elected leaders of the League Members of Asunción. At one point during the meeting, while sharing with the other participants, the representatives from the Diocese of Ciudad del Este commented that theyRead More
NICARAGUA/COSTA RICA, Gonzalo Vega with Maria Fischer • The situation in Nicaragua escalates, day by day. Fr. José Luis Correa has written to Schoenstatters, before the first Nicaraguans seal the Covenant of Love, to give them encouragement and courage in this situation.— For several years, the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign has been present in Nicaragua. In April 2016, Fr. José Luis Correa and two couples from Costa Rica, Ronald and Giovanna Sauter and Gonzalo and Ileana Vega, were in Nicaragua for the first time. From this visit, and the continuous supportRead More
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