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CHILE, Patricio Young • We live in the midst of an individualistic world where my wishes and will take precedence over those of the rest of society, where rights are privileged over duties. Where hedonism, greed and power for power’s sake are the maxims that move us. There is no consequence of life, between what I think, say and do, but justification of conduct. ” “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest withRead More
ARGENTINA, Diana Hernández • It is in moments of crisis that creativity is born, grows and develops. Hundreds of Masses, Rosaries, Stations of the Cross, messages on line… Thanks to the disposition of so many priests we are living these graces. — It is an original way of living communion in this “quarantine”, in Lent. The initiative of the Spanish family, to which we are all invited, to crown the Blessed Mother as Queen of physical and spiritual health, is to place everything in her hands and also to tellRead More
EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT OF PRAYER PRESIDED OVER BY POPE FRANCIS • We were there. In front of the screens. Alone in the houses. United as perhaps nc,ever before, with each other, with Pope Francis, with Jesus. Like those disciples in the boat.  “ike the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm. We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each ofRead More
ITALY, Pamela Fabiano • The difficult situation we are experiencing as a result of the epidemic offers us the opportunity to rethink our faith and to concretely follow the example of Schoenstatt’s Father and Founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich.— Italy entered one of the most difficult moments in its recent history on the night of 9 March. The country became a completely “protected area,” that is, any kind of movement is forbidden by law until 3 April, with the exception of proven necessity. As a result of the multiplication of infectionsRead More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • This video was made by the Italian Boys’ Youth with the help of all the boys and girls of the parish of the Patron Saints of Italy. —   In this difficult time for our country and the whole world, we try to bring some courage and hope. Let us recite together the Consecration to Mary… and everything will be fine!   Andrà tutto bene – Everything will be fine.   Original: Italian 20.03.20 Translation by: Maria Aragón, Monterrey, Mexico   The covenant of love inRead More
PARAGUAY, José Argüello • On Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., the groups belonging to the Family Branch (Archdiocese and Diocese of San Lorenzo), were convoked to Tuparenda to hold the Start-up Conference. In the earthly plans, the expectation was for a multitudinous convocation since the invitation was to all the couples and children included. However, due to the health emergency situation worldwide, the government authorities of Paraguay adhered to severe prevention measures, to avoid the propagation of covid-19. The universal church, of course, a supported this measure, andRead More
SPAIN, Juan Zaforas • A few days ago, on the initiative of the Schoenstatt Family of Catalonia, the idea of crowning the Blessed Mother as Queen of physical and spiritual health was set in motion. The proposal ran through all the groups of WhatsApp, emails, social networks and web pages, solving all the physical barriers that we are subjected to in this time of global pandemic and confined to our homes.— A strong current of life In a few hours, a strong current of life could be seen, which weRead More
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COVENANT SOLIDARITY IN CORONAVIRUS TIMES, Juan Barbosa • A forced stopover can be the beginning of something beautiful. A “stop on the way”, un-thought of, un-programmed, can also mean a new destination… a new arrival for people who, on the other side of the world, are “e-visited” by a message of the Virgin Mary. How is this? — Cassio, a member of the Schoenstatt Family of Brazil and of the Dreamteam of schoenstatt.org, on a trip through Europe arrived at the Shrine of Lisbon as an intermediate stop on hisRead More
MESSAGE BY FATHER JUAN PABLO CATOGGIO IN THE NAME OF THE GENERAL PRESIDENCY • At the request of Father Juan Pablo Catoggio, and also with the request to spread it within the Schoenstatt Family, we publish here the message sent today, March 16, 2020, by Father Juan Pablo Catoggio, President of the General Presidium, about the Covenant of Love in times of the Coronavirus. —   Message in PDF for Download and sharing More and updated news on live transmissions of Holy Masses from the Vatican, the Original Shrine andRead More
INTERNATIONAL, Maria Fischer • In more and more dioceses and countries, Masses are suspended until Easter, as a painful but necessary means to stop the spread of the coronavirus and thus to care for the most vulnerable and the health system. In the middle of Lent we are challenged to live in spiritual communion and to live as a domestic Church. But in the midst of this panorama creativity and hope arise, taking advantage of the connecting and evangelizing potential of the Internet. From the Vatican, from the Original Shrine,Read More