Posted On 2016-08-03 In Covenant Life

The Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation is now in Africa

BURUNDI, From Fr Egon M. Zillekens, Rector •

jSince 2 August 2016 we have the first members of the Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation in Africa. They entered into the covenant of love in the form of their perpetual consecration in the shrine at Bujumbura, Burundi, after a development lasting eighteen years.

On the occasion of this event the International Gathering of the Federation met with delegates of the countries and the leaders at this place – just as they do each year in a different country; this was the eighth time.

Sign of attachment to the Original Shrine

Also present – as she was during the foundation of the Priests’ Federation in Cuba and at the Federation Gathering in Chile in 2015 – was the “Pilgrim Mother” who has spent so many years in the Original Shrine.

At the request of our confreres, and as a sign of attachment to the Original Shrine, the Pilgrim Mother was an essential element in the celebration of the covenant of love in the shrine.

That afternoon the participants of the Federation Gathering visited the shrine of the Sisters of Mary in Mutumba, where Schoenstatt began in Burundi.





Original: German. Translation: Mary Cole, Manchester, UK

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1 Responses

  1. Sarah-Leah Pimentel says:

    Congratulations to the Schoenstatt movement in Burundi. You are the first in Africa to make this powerful commitment to our MTA. You have founded the Priest’s Federation in Burundi.
    In times that are so difficult in your country, your steadfastness to the teachings of Jesus to love, beyond the borders of ethnicity and political affiliation, makes your Covenant with the blessed Mother are real witness to the men and women of your country who are going through such difficult times.
    Many blessings to you all

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