Covenant solidarity Category

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
CHILE, Fr. Mariano Irureta, National Director of Movement in Chile • The forest fires that have affected a large part of Chile for several days prompted Fr. Mariano Irureta, National Director of the Movement Chile to send a letter to Schoenstatters (in Chile and abroad) on the Feast of the Presentation. He asks for help with prayer and concrete gestures of solidarity, as well as to let all Schoenstatters and people who want to help know. “Indeed, we saw the article, “Covenant Solidarity with Chile,” published on your website, whichRead More
VATICAN/CHILE, Maria Fischer • The worst forest fires registered in Chile’s history are affecting southern Chile. More than 4 million people were deployed to attend to the emergency. Among them were military personnel, firefighters, volunteers and brigades, as well as thirty-seven aircraft, water trucks and heavy machinery to combat the fires. Six deaths have been reported from the worst forest fires in Chile’s history. They have consumed more than 190,000 hectares of forests and farmland in the central and southern part of the country, according to the latest report fromRead More
Maria Fischer, Editorial board schoenstatt.org • In these very cold days, I think of and invite you to think of all of the people who live on the streets, suffering the cold and oftentimes indifference. Unfortunately, some have not survived. We pray for them and we ask the Lord to warm our hearts so that we may be able to help them. (Pope Francis, Angelus, Sunday 8 January 2017) “For January, we start with this,” shares Silvia Losada from Tucumán.  Just two days after the decision by the schoenstatt.org teamRead More
100 HOUSES, Maria Fischer and Ani Souberlich • We are advancing…on the road towards Christmas We, a searching people, a people of waiting, a people of hope… We are advancing…on the road toward Christmas Guided by a star, a star of peace and of solidarity… We are advancing …on the road toward Christmas A single desire guides our steps: to find a child, to find the smile of a child, to find the humanity of a child… We are advancing …on the road toward Christmas Hands extending toward others, theRead More