Posted On 30. May 2016 In Covenant Life

La Plata: towards a Kentenich culture of communication

ARGENTINA, by Carlos Ricciardi •

After attending Covenant Mass, celebrated by the outgoing director for the Schoenstatt Family in La Plata, Fr. Beltrán Gómez (who takes up a position as the rector of the house of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Rome) in the Schoenstatt Family House, there was a talk about: Kentenich – a communicator ahead of his time: Towards a Kentenich culture of communication, by Maria Fischer, who holds a degree in communications.

Despite the very cold weather and many people down with the flu, there was a large turnout in La Plata and City Bell, as well as four members of the Schoenstatt Family from Rauch and Tandil.  This was Maria Fischer’s first talk in Argentina, where she presented Fr. Kentenich’s vision of communication.  She gave the example of the model of the MTA magazine – as we celebrate the centenary of its foundation – and the exchange that was created among the young Schoenstatt members serving in the war.

Today, thanks to schoenstatt.org, there is a similar exchange that allows everyone to express themselves, she explained.

The comments at the end of the talk were wonderful: those in attendance experienced a way of transmitting Schoenstatt through real stories and concrete actions.

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Photo: 1,000 Hail Marys at the Shrine in La Plata, 18 May 2016

Original: Spanish. Translation: Sarah-Leah Pimentel, Cape Town, South Africa

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