In the video the Holy Father tells that “young people have, in the Virgin Mary, a reason for joy and a source of inspiration” and invites the youth of the world to use the upcoming World Youth day (WYD) in Panama to “contemplate Christ, together with Mary.” He urged them to “pray the Rosary together for peace, each of us in our own language.”
You young people have, in the Virgin Mary, a reason for joy and a source of inspiration. Take advantage of the World Youth Day in Panama to contemplate Christ together with Mary. We will pray the Rosary together for peach, each one of us in our own language.
And ask for strength to dream and work for peace.
Let us pray that young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.
The World Youth Day (WYD) will take place in Panama from 22 to 27 January together with Pope Francis and hundreds of thousands of young people from five continents.
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Our mission is to serve the life of the International Schoenstatt family and the Church by promoting bonds of solidarity - covenant culture - and offering this service as a testimony - culture of encounter.
In all our actions, we daily hear the echoes of the words given to us by Pope Francis during the audience on 25 October 2014, "a culture of encounter is a covenant culture that creates solidarity."
Schoenstatt is an ecclesial Movement, where everyone, each according to his individual vocation and united in covenant, serves the Church and its mission and the world God has entrusted to us.
The core of Schoenstatt's foundation is the covenant of love with Mary, the Mother of God.
This covenant of love generates culture and covenant culture is the unique expression of our way of life and work, our attachment to God, to people, to nature and culture, to the Church and the world, which always departs from the covenant of love.
Schoenstatt's commitment to this covenant culture inspires it to go out from the shrines to the existential peripheries to "sanctuarize" the world, as Pope Francis says.