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construcción
Fr. Pablo G. Pérez, National Director for the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina • Over the last few days, I have been visiting the Schoenstatt families in Corrientes and Chaco. These are communities that, in their various ways, live out what is most unique in our charism: to conquer a shrine for our Mother and Queen. This reality, and everything that emerges from it, shapes the way in which we are called to live our life in the Covenant: in construction mode. — We are called to be constructive in ourRead More
dolor
By Dr. Eduardo Jurado Bejar, Ecuador • As we watch what is happening in Venezuela, Haiti, Afghanistan, sub-Saharan Africa and I wonder if it moves us. — If something moves us, it means that it bothers us, worries us, changes us. It moves us toward someone or something; it means that it hits us at an emotional level. Erich Fromm pointed out that love and solidarity — if genuine — are universal. He said that if someone loves a human being, he or she also loves humanity. Solidarity is aRead More
Covid-19 Pistill
Letter from the Bishop of the Diocese of Encarnación, + Francisco Javier Pistilli Scorzara, Schoenstatt Father • Dear priests, consecrated persons, and the faithful of our Diocese: Yesterday was a very exhausting day for the medical workers at the Encarnación Respiratory Center due to the increased number of cases requiring attention. This situation that worries us and affects us all is happening during the month of May. — We want to be the light of accompaniment in the pandemic. Encouraged by faith and trust in God to whom we entrustRead More
Padre nuestro de la pandemia
Msgr. Francisco Pistilli, Bishop of Encarnación • Meditate on this prayer and pray an Our Father and a Hail Mary for the sick and their families and for the health personnel and their families. — Our Father, who art in the hearts of thy children, blessed be thy name and blessed be thy infinite tenderness. Come with your Kingdom of peace and life, and embrace your little ones and the needy, in your mercy. Make us humble to love your will and live according to your desires, in our dailyRead More
Martin Flesch
Dr. Martin Flesch, Germany • Notes from a Psychiatrist on the Clarification Process in the “Cause of Kentenich”. A system-analytical essay. — I The “and” is crucial – it protects us from the “either-or”! Since July 2020, the topic of the so-called “Cause of Kentenich”, which has been constantly present in the thoughts and feelings of not just a few Schoenstatters, forces with time everyone who makes an effort in the sense of their own personal clarification to confrontation and debate, to discussion, and finally, as far as at allRead More
Brazil, Fr. Matheus da Silva Bernardes • The text published by the Schoenstatt General Presidium on the official schoenstatt.com website on 10 March 2021 is in keeping with the tone of previous texts, that is, the absence of constructive self-criticism and the complete inability to emphathize with victims of abuse. – Just when we thought that all of the issues around Fr. Joseph Kentenich, the founder of the International Schoenstatt Movement, were beginning to calm down, the emergence of new situations show that the matter is far from closed. ThisRead More
titulo
BRAZIL, Luciana Rosas •  Letter to the Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary. — Dear community of the Institute of Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary: Today, on International Women’s Day (08.03), it seems important to me to write this letter, not only in the context and meaning of today, but also after the announcement of the press office of the Diocese of Trier, according to which Bishop Ackermann, who is responsible for carrying out the process of beatification of Fr. Joseph Kentenich, has decided to create a commission of expertsRead More
Rafael Mota Focolare fidelidad dinámica
Fr. Rafael Mota, Schoenstatt Father, Brazil • I would like to share my reflections about the  recent message by Pope Francis to the Focolare Movement at the end of his General Assembly in early February. — How is this message relevant for us?                   Strictly speaking, this reflection is addressed to the Focolare Movement. Therefore, we can’t simply transplant it into our reality. In the Church’s organizational structure, Focolare and Schoenstatt belong to the same category – movements and new communities – but we cannot presume that the words addressed to oneRead More
Audiolibros
COMMUNICATION IS SERVICE, Maria Fischer • “Any instrument proves useful and valuable only to the extent that it motivates us to go out and see things that otherwise we would not know about, to post on the internet news that would not be available elsewhere, to allow for encounters that otherwise would never happen.” says Pope Francis in his message for World Communications Day. Always innovative and with his hand on the pulse of time (and of the Schoenstatters in a hurry), Father Rafael Fernandez with the Schoenstatt Vivo teamRead More
crisis autoreferencialidad
POPE FRANCIS TO THE FOCOLARE MOVEMENT • This morning Pope Francis received in private audience the 362 participants of the General Assembly of the Focolare Movement, a representation of whom were present in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican and with the majority connected via internet. Welcoming them, he extended his greetings to all members of the Focolare Movement. He encouraged them to remain faithful to the original source of their charism while remaining in dialogue with new social and cultural situations. He invited them to beware of anyRead More