Covenant solidarity Category

PORTUGAL, Sr. M. Paula. Last Wednesday, about 100 teenagers and young people walked to the Schoenstatt Shrine to ask our Lady for a miracle. Their 13-year old peer and friend, Rafael, is in a coma following two emergency operations to the brain. This group gahered to support Rafael. There was nothing else they could do except to pray and be united in his pain, and so these teenagers and young people came to the Shrine despite the stormy afternoon.  Read More
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, mda. A young man remembering his grandmother`s prayer and googling the words, finding Schoenstatt.org, is a simple and inspiring story to be shared.  This young man living in Trinidad and Tobago is, as someone put it, “simply unbelievable”and yes, a story to be shared. … And yet, the story does not end here.      Read More
BRAZIL, Sr. M. Paula. The last patient hospitalized at Santa Maria University Hospital, a victim of the fire that killed 239 young people, was discharged on Monday morning. With the support of her family, especially her three-year old daughter Luiza Ferreira, Carmem Janaína Rodrigues, a 26-year old student, has returned home.      Read More
BRAZIL, Pietro Marramarco Lovato. January 27, 2013, 3am. At around this time cell phones began ringing in various parts of the city with news that seemed unreal, lies or desperate requests for signs of life. In 234 cases, the answer "I'm ok" didn't reach fathers, mothers, brothers, boyfriends, girlfriends or friends. A fire started by fireworks that caught the highly flammable sponge foam used to soundproof the Kiss Club in the centre of Santa Maria left more than one thousand university students, military officers, students and workersRead More
org. "How beautiful is this Schoenstatt!"  - was the spontaneous and sincere reaction at the moment of seeing the photos and reading the testimonies that arrived from the "Shrine of all of us" in Rome, Belmonte, which gave a true example of covenant solidarity with the victims of the fire in Santa Maria, Brazil. The news about the fire that was published a few hours later on schoenstatt.org (Who could have reacted so quickly if not our schoenstatt.org?") motivated Father Stefano Mueller, Rector of the Shrine of Belmonte, Rome, toRead More
BRAZIL, mda. This Sunday, the tragic news flew around the world that in the early hours of Sunday morning at least 245 people died in a tragic fire at a club in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The Santa Maria Police confirmed the final number of people, who lost their lives, but rescue operations continue at the scene of the accident and the local hospitals are still working to save lives. Santa Maria is the home of the Tabor Shrine, internationally known within the Apostolic SchoenstattRead More
ARGENTINA, Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi. The Family Missions of the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement began January 21, 2013. The missions will be held in the area of Mundo Nuevo, Departamento of Rivadavia from January 21st to January 26th in Piedras Blancas, Province of Entre Rios from January January 29th to February 3rd, and in Coronel Pringles, Province of Buenos Aires from January 26th to February 2nd. A group of couples with their children and other youths go on mission as a family and for families: they give upRead More
mda. "I read in an article that the Pilgrim Mother is in the Ukraine. Who brought her there? How can I contact them?" – "A family in Portugal is thinking about emigrating to Canada. Where can they find Schoenstatt in Canada?" "I am a doctor in Venezuela and heard about Schoenstatt through a Novena to the Mother Thrice Admirable. Where can I find people in Caracas with whom I can share my enthusiasm about Schoenstatt?" "Does anyone have the book 'Organische Aszese' and no longer uses it?" "Where can IRead More