GERMANY, Jonas Glaser, Konstantin Schlosser, Benedikt Matt • Actually, it was already morning when the SMJ set its annual slogan for 2020: at 12:01 am sharp, after a long and intense debate, the 60 participants of the annual conference on Monday morning adopted the slogan “Forging the future in the glow of the founder”. — Along the dimensions of the work motto, #NEW FOUNDERS, the young men had prepared this decision since Boxing Day in lectures, forums, and workshops, and in addition to the intensive study of the role ofRead More
ROME, via www.sac.info • On January 19, 2020, the first day of the triduum was celebrated in preparation for the feast of St. Vincent Pallotti with adoration and Vespers, led by Fr. Stanisław Stawicki in the church of SS. Salvatore in Onda. The Holy Mass was presided over by Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, the Secretary to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life and also a member of the Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers. Many members of the Union of Catholic Apostolate and friends of St. Vincent participated inRead More
INDIA, P. Pablo Pol/Maria Fischer • They are the first new deacons of the Schoenstatt Fathers in 2020. On January 16, 2020, Monsignor Udumala Bala Showreddy, Bishop of Warangal, India, ordained 12 seminarians of the Schoenstatt Fathers Secular Institute as deacons. — Father Juan Pablo Catoggio, Superior General, and Father Pablo Pol, general ecclesiastical administrator of the Institute, and rector of the Original Shrine in Schoenstatt were also present. Of the 12 new deacons on the way to the priesthood, eight come from the state of Kerala, and four areRead More
PARAGUAY,  Cristy Santa Cruz • If December is a month of parties, farewells and other festivities…. unfortunately, sometimes we forget the deeper and original meaning of this feast.  And on the other hand, we also forget those who have no idea of what Christmas is.  It is the sixth year for those of us who make up the jail ministry “Mary’s visitation.”  We do remember the meaning of this feast and we remember, and we take care of those who many have forgotten.— “They are going to come to seeRead More
Honduras, Fr. José Luis Correa, Maria Fischer • It has been a dream of many people and for many years: Schoenstatt in Honduras. The graces of the Shrine have touched Central America for a long time, with the commissioning of Pilgrim MTA’s by Father Esteban Uriburu, through immigrant Schoenstatters who brought their Covenant of Love and their home shrines, through the participation of people from several countries in activities in Costa Rica, through visits by Schoenstatters, and finally, with the purpose of reaching out made by the Schoenstatt Movement inRead More
VATICAN, Roberto González • In December,  we have received from Father Eduardo Aguirre the news from  the Congregation for the Cause of the Saints, that the process for beatification of Mario Hiriart, Schoenstatt Brother of Mary, has been viewed favorably by the theologians – who studied and rendered the decision – that Mario lived the Christian virtues heroically.  This was put into writing and signed this last December 8th.  His process now goes to the Assembly of Cardinals and Bishops – of the same Congregation – who must discuss ifRead More
PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta • Today, December 12, 2019, feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of America, will be recorded as a memorable meeting at House Mother of Tuparenda (CMT), with the groundbreaking for the future bakery on the same property of Tuparenda. – This desired project emerges as a response to the first step in achieving  micro-initiative  support which can respond to the needs of the program which came about at the present time in relationship to a labor project of the under-age graduates and also which can offerRead More
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • 2019 has been very special for our dear “House Mother of Tuparenda,” for its participants and those of us who support it! – We always had beautiful achievements We always had beautiful achievements, especially with the participants who graduated and later tell us happily of their new lives as professionals.  I will never forget the call of one of our graduates who very surprised told me: “Father, at work they told me not to come to work for two weeks and that I would stillRead More