Posted On April 13, 2021 In Kentenich

A unique opportunity

Gonzalo Urcelay, Chile • Several comments to the article “A reflection on the history of the moral integrity and the concept of the spiritual authority of the Schoenstatt founder” [NOT available in English] — The publication by Alexandra von Teuffenbach, available in German and Spanish, alleging that the founder of Schoenstatt, Joseph Kentenich committed serious abuses against the Sisters of Mary, questions the founder’s moral integrity and the spiritual authority of the founder. For this reason, the bishop of Trier put together a group of external experts as part ofRead More

Posted On April 11, 2021 In Covenant Life

Ordination in Burundi

CONGO/BURUNDI, Fr. Charles Ozioko/mf • April 11, Sunday of Mercy, was a feast for the Schoenstatt Fathers and the entire Schoenstatt Family of Burundi and Congo. Two Schoenstatt Fathers from Congo were ordained priests, and one seminarian from Burundi was ordained deacon in Mont Sion Gikungu in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. — In four languages – Kirundi, Kiswahili, French, and English – the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers invited to join the priestly ordination of Fr Emmanuel Kahawi, and Fr. Christian Murhabale, both from the diocese of Bukavu, Congo,Read More
PARAGUAY, via “Crónica”newspaper • Diego is support staff and was captured while carrying the Blessed Mother in his arms. “The image belonged to my grandmother,” he told the newspaper Crónica. — The newspaper “Crónica” has just published the following testimony of Diego Riquelme, a missionary of the Pilgrim Mother among COVID-19 patients. His face expresses tiredness while his eyes move away in the horizon after witnessing so much pain. But in his hands he carries the strength, not only his own, but also that of all those who undertake theRead More
URBI ET ORBI 2021 • So many needs and society’s misery are knocking on our doors during these times, amid the hope that there can be a remedy or a solution. Is Schoenstatt acting within the context of these times in which we find ourselves? Or are many resources being channeled in a dualistic and narcissistic manner that overshadows everything, a process that certainly must also take place? […] Do we have solutions to the difficult social situations? Do we have answers that we can offer to the migratory movementRead More
EASTER VIGIL 2021, POPE FRANCIS • Go to Galilee. This is Christ’s invitation, which the Holy Father makes his own Easter after Easter. In his homily during the Easter Vigil, Pope Francis explains what it means to “go to Galilee” to see Jesus again. Firstly, it means to “begin anew” from the “place of our first love.” Because it is always possible to “begin anew” and to overcome our weaknesses, even after the pandemic. Secondly, to “go to Galilee” means, according to the Pope, “setting out on new paths” becauseRead More

Posted On April 3, 2021 In Covenant Life

The road to the tomb

Do we not need, like the women, courage to go out towards what in us has been set aside and assumed dead. Do we not need, like the women, a helper to push aside the heavy stones of our dark chambers. Do we not need, like the women, a messenger to understand all of the unforeseeable that happens there. Do we not, like the women, feel horror and terror when the shroud is no longer held. Will we not understand, only later, like the women, how liberating the Resurrection is.Read More
AMORIS LAETITIA FAMILY YEAR, Maria Fischer • To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the publication of the Amoris Laetitia apostolic exhortation about the beauty and joy of family love, Pope Francis on 19 March inaugurated a “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year, which will end on 26 June 2022, at the X World Meeting of Families in Rome. — This special year is an initiative of the Holy Father, who is inviting us to engage in a renewed reading of the document and proposes reaching all families around the world by meansRead More
ARGENTINA, Mar del Plata, Fr. Santiago Arriola • My name is Santiago Arriola, I am 38 years old, a priest of the Diocese of Mar del Plata and I belong to the Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation. I am the pastor at Padre Pio de Pietrelcina Parish, located in the south of the city. In February 2021, we had the opportunity to accompany the program “Beach and Sea School” from the Pastoral of Surf along with Scholas Occurrentes. — It was an unforgettable experience for young and old, for students and teachers.Read More