100 houses Tag

PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • “From the Shrine to the poor.” With this motto, João Pozzobon, the initiator of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign, built “Villa noble de la Caridad,” uniting Santa Maria Shrine with this town through the Stations of the Cross. — “From the Shrine, he especially wanted to help families; in his visits to homes, he was concerned about family situations, and later he tried to attend to their needs. In the same way, he portrayed a very preferential dedication to the poor and needy, to children, to thoseRead More
By Maria Fischer and Ani Souberlich • “Thirty more stars were blessed on Friday, 12 May for the carpet of stars located at the north entrance of the Cologne Cathedral. The twenty-five small and the five large stars were donated this spring,” this was Cologne’s Domradio radio message. Among them, there was also a star from 1. FC Köln soccer team, the ‘Kölner Dom’ cultural foundation related. With the star of 1. FC Köln, two of Cologne’s passions grow closer: the cathedral and soccer,” commented Fr. Gerd Bachner, Provost ofRead More
GERMANY,  Bernhard Hyneck • The daughter Shrine in Ulm-Söflingen, affectionately called the Chapel, is celebrating its anniversary.  The chapel has stood on top of the mountain with a view over the city of Ulm for 70 years, not like most Schoenstatt Shrines in Germany that are only 50 years or 60 years old. This event is to be celebrated on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 2 pm, with a festive Mass celebration with the German Schoenstatt Movement leader, Father Ludwig Guethlein. Afterwards a celebration for all the families with coffee,Read More
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich and Maria Fischer • 12 February was the first anniversary of the blessing of Mother of Tupãrendá House’s (CMT) cornerstone, a center for the social re-insertion of teens, who have had a run-in with the law in Paraguay. The house was built in just six months, and the doors were immediately opened to welcome the participants; currently there are nineteen. Six months have passed where day to day we can witness the “small, great miracles” in the lives of each one of them, six months of importantRead More
Maria Fischer, Editorial board schoenstatt.org • In these very cold days, I think of and invite you to think of all of the people who live on the streets, suffering the cold and oftentimes indifference. Unfortunately, some have not survived. We pray for them and we ask the Lord to warm our hearts so that we may be able to help them. (Pope Francis, Angelus, Sunday 8 January 2017) “For January, we start with this,” shares Silvia Losada from Tucumán.  Just two days after the decision by the schoenstatt.org teamRead More
100 HOUSES, Maria Fischer and Ani Souberlich • We are advancing…on the road towards Christmas We, a searching people, a people of waiting, a people of hope… We are advancing…on the road toward Christmas Guided by a star, a star of peace and of solidarity… We are advancing …on the road toward Christmas A single desire guides our steps: to find a child, to find the smile of a child, to find the humanity of a child… We are advancing …on the road toward Christmas Hands extending toward others, theRead More
PARAGUAY, by Ani Souberlich and Maria Fischer • One afternoon in the life of one who lives in covenant solidarity with the very poor: “I arrived home from work. I took a shower and then I got to work: ironing clothes I washed yesterday to make packages for our ‘100 houses’ families and those I meet along the way…” When Ani Souberlich meets with her schoolmates, with friends or with Schoenstatters, they already know what will happen: she asks for clothes they no longer use, for toys, and anything thatRead More

Posted On 16.04.2016In Francis - Message

Mercy and alms

FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” On Saturday 9 April in the Holy Year, Pope Francis once again presided over the Jubilee Audience before thousands of pilgrims and faithful in St. Peter’s Square. Each of us could ask ourselves: “Am I able to stop and look in the face, in the eye of that person who is asking me? Am I able?” Thus, we must not identify almsgiving with the simple coin offered in haste, without looking atRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer and Ani Souberlich • “I want to be very clear. There is no social or moral justification, no justification whatsoever for lack of housing. There are many unjust situations, but we know that God is suffering with us, experiencing them at our side. He does not abandon us,” Pope Francis said in his encounter with homeless people in Washington. “Jesus not only wanted to show solidarity with every person. He not only wanted every person to experience his companionship, his help, his love. He identified with allRead More
FRANCIS IN THE UNITED STATES • From the great speech to the1 United States Congress to homeless people. “The images of Francis on the TV here show how much he is in contact with the people,” commented Claudia Echenique from Argentina during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. “Jesus keeps knocking on our door in the faces of our brothers and sisters,” said the Pope in his meeting with homeless people at the Charitable Centre of St. Patrick’s Parish in Washington. “You make me think of Saint Joseph. YourRead More