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Posted On 19.12.2016In Covenant solidarity

#PrayforBerlin

schoenstatt.org • With our prayers, we are with the victims of Berlin, with their families and friends, with the helpers, the medical staff, the police, the journalists, the politicians who are carrying such a heavy load and responsability now. Mary, Mother of God, our Mother, their Mother, bless them, comfort them, guard them all in this night and in these days. On Christmas. Them all, in Zurich, in Turkey, in Syria and at all those places of suffering, violence and war that do not make it to the media. TitleRead More
ITALY, Pamela Fabiano • An update on Aleppo and Sister Maria Guadalupe’s story On our site for some months now, we have tried to keep the attention and the interest alive on the events taking place in Syria and Iraq, as much as possible. The war, as we all know, does not appear at all to be diminishing and unarmed people cannot do anything else but flee – again, where?  – or live in hardship amid the ruins of cities razed to the ground. However the media around the worldRead More
COSTA RICA, by Rudolf Sauter and Maria Fischer • This Thursday, a 7.0 earthquake, with its epicenter right off El Salvador’s Pacific coast, shook the Central American territory hours after hurricane Otto entered Nicaragua from the Caribbean. Within a few hours, these small Central American countries – Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica – many of them with a high degree of poverty, found themselves with quake damage in the west and a hurricane in the east. Panamá, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica… are countries that sound “familiar”Read More
SPAIN, schoenstatt.org editorial team • Sunday 13 November. All over the world, the Holy Doors were closing. The Holy Year of Mercy is drawing to an end…this year has offered Christians countless opportunities for grace, the grace to be merciful like the Father, the grace of needing and being worthy of the Father’s mercy, the grace of a daily, personal, deep and real encounter with Jesus, in the poor, and the grace of showing him how we love him through our works of mercy towards his and our friends, theRead More
CUBA, Bishop Wilfredo Pino Estévez • Fr. Roland Montes, a Schoenstatt Priest from the Diocese of Guantánamo-Baracoa, is currently studying in Rome and collaborates with schoenstatt.org. He sent us a report from his bishop about his visit to the parishes most affected by Hurricane Matthew. There were no deaths, thus, the media ignores the damages suffered in Cuba, where entire cities were destroyed and the people need food, water, clothes, everything. However, faith is not lacking… I truly do not know how to begin to describe what I experienced duringRead More
PARAGUAY, by Maria Fischer and Ani Souberlich • “Do we have donations for one more house?” Ani Souberlich asked me several weeks ago. “I already asked for the material, it is for one of our families that I promised a roof, and with last week’s rain, they had some misfortune, and they are now practically living under a tree. I would like to help them now…and I want to build this house because it is cold. I will tell you more later!” Two or three days before, the first donationRead More
CUBA/INTERNATIONAL, Maria Fischer Over 850 dead in Haiti, eight in the Dominican Republic – the damage done by Hurricane Matthew cannot be measured as yet. Many places cannot be reached, because bridges have collapsed, landslides closed roads, and floods cut them off from the outside world. An initial assessment reckons with the destruction of twenty thousand homes. All this has happened to a country that hasn’t fully recovered from the severe earthquake of 2010 and is the poorest country of the American continent. Parts of eastern Cuba have been hitRead More
Maria Fischer • An earthquake measuring 6.2 hit central Italy in the early hours of this Wednesday morning. The earthquake, which happened in the mountainous Rieti region near Perugia could also be felt even in Rome. It is feared that the so far confirmed death toll of 37 will rise. Many people are still buried in the ruins of their houses. Let us pray for the victims, their families and friend, the doctors and all who are hastening at this moment to assist the people in their fear and need.Read More
COVENANT SOLIDARITY, por Maria Fischer • It’s one of those small stone churches, so typical to Normandy.  They reminds me of holidays in that region, of simple, faith-filled Masses, with few but very welcoming people who share daily Mass during the week in these churches, not knowing the words but deeply understanding the universal message of sharing our faith in Jesus and opening one’s house to every stranger, to every pilgrim… It was certainly one of these Masses on the morning of 26 July, on the feast of St. AnneRead More
COVENANT SOLIDARITY by AICA and editors • In his words, after leading the Angelus on Sunday, the Holy Father reiterated his condemnation of the “deplorable acts of terrorism and violence” that have taken place in the last few days. Francis said he was “once again shaken by the sad news of the deplorable acts of terrorism and violence” in which “many innocent people lost their lives.” He expressed his closeness to the families of the victims and the injured, and invited them to unite themselves in his prayer, because thisRead More