Harald M. Knes, Institute of the Schoenstatt Brothers of Mary  • Since February 21, 2020, it is official from the Church: Mario Hiriart Pulido lived a life in which, with the help of God’s grace, he lived Christian virtues in an outstanding way. I would like to highlight four aspects of his life. — Christian spirituality in a church critical environment Father Joseph Kentenich saw the Church heading towards a time of profound change and renewal. The Founder wanted to help the members of the Schoenstatt Movement and all ChristiansRead More
EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT OF PRAYER PRESIDED OVER BY POPE FRANCIS • We were there. In front of the screens. Alone in the houses. United as perhaps nc,ever before, with each other, with Pope Francis, with Jesus. Like those disciples in the boat.  “ike the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm. We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each ofRead More
ITALY, Pamela Fabiano • The difficult situation we are experiencing as a result of the epidemic offers us the opportunity to rethink our faith and to concretely follow the example of Schoenstatt’s Father and Founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich.— Italy entered one of the most difficult moments in its recent history on the night of 9 March. The country became a completely “protected area,” that is, any kind of movement is forbidden by law until 3 April, with the exception of proven necessity. As a result of the multiplication of infectionsRead More
#PrayForTheWorld • Let us all pray together for the sick, for the people who are suffering. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas — we who are put to the test — and deliver us from every danger. O glorious and blessed Virgin. I thank all Christians, all the men and women of good will who pray at this moment, in unison, whichever religious tradition they belong to.—   The Holy Father Pope Francis wanted to share a particular prayer messageRead More
WE PRAY WITH POPE FRANCISCO, mfi • Whether it’s a Google search or a dialogue between colleagues, you say China and you find the subject of the Coronavirus, you say Covid 19 and you think of China, where the outbreak of this disease that causes so much fear and even panic originated. You say China and you talk about the paralysis of production in Chinese companies due to the Coronavirus, with serious consequences for the electronics and automotive industries in Europe and America.  China – Pope Francis also speaks aboutRead More
WYD 2020, Message from Pope Francis • The Holy Father’s Message to young people for the 35th World Youth Day 2020, which will be celebrated at the diocesan level throughout the world, focuses on the theme: “Young man, I say to you, arise (cf. Lk 7:14). The text, signed by the Holy Father on the day of the memory of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes, opens a cycle of three messages dedicated to young people on their journey between WYD 2019 in Panama – which we remember so wellRead More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • This video was made by the Italian Boys’ Youth with the help of all the boys and girls of the parish of the Patron Saints of Italy. —   In this difficult time for our country and the whole world, we try to bring some courage and hope. Let us recite together the Consecration to Mary… and everything will be fine!   Andrà tutto bene – Everything will be fine.   Original: Italian 20.03.20 Translation by: Maria Aragón, Monterrey, Mexico   The covenant of love inRead More
PARAGUAY, José Argüello • On Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., the groups belonging to the Family Branch (Archdiocese and Diocese of San Lorenzo), were convoked to Tuparenda to hold the Start-up Conference. In the earthly plans, the expectation was for a multitudinous convocation since the invitation was to all the couples and children included. However, due to the health emergency situation worldwide, the government authorities of Paraguay adhered to severe prevention measures, to avoid the propagation of covid-19. The universal church, of course, a supported this measure, andRead More