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HOW I EXPERIENCED WYD2019, Justin Muller and Zachary Erick Larson • The Schoenstatt Spiritual Center at San Francisco de la Caleta Parish in Panama City was the Schoenstatt Youth`s joint contribution to World Youth Day and sponsored in a special way by Members of Schoenstatt’s University of Texas/ Austin Men’s Branch along with Fr. Jesus Ferrás.  Two of them, Justin Muller and Zachary Erick Larson share their experiences and impressions:   Justin Muller shares: What the Schoenstatt Spiritual Center means to the Schoenstatt youth and to me? I say andRead More
WYD2019 PANAMA, Maria Fischer Upon landing and arriving in Panama from San Jose, Costa Rica, a gigantic poster up in the airport read: “Pope Francis, all of Panama joyfully welcomes you.”  WYD is felt, heard, and experienced in this small Central American country filling up with pilgrims from throughout the world to celebrate this encounter of God’s young people with the Pope. — Indeed WYD was already being felt at the San Jose airport – with a large group from Guatemala, others from Canada, Colombia, Brazil, and Germany. While theyRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • Since 2014, following an initiative of Pope France, the project “Twenty-four hours for the Lord” has taken place every year in Lent.— In his Message for Lent 2018 he wrote: Above all, I urge the members of the Church to take up the Lenten journey with enthusiasm, sustained by almsgiving, fasting and prayer. If, at times, the flame of charity seems to die in our own hearts, know that this is never the case in the heart of God! He constantly gives us a chanceRead More
GERMANY, Gisela Sonka, Rita Löhr, Hna. Cordula-Maria Leidig • With little candles in their hands and trembling knees, some Wiesbaden Schoenstatters went to the weekly market in Wiesbaden-Biebrich; they invited passersby to light these candles for a loved one, and that they would also do it at St. Marien Church, where Eucharistic Adoration was taking place at that time. Many entered…it all began with quiet moments of Eucharistic Adoration in the shrine and during the “Sunday coffee.” Sunday coffee Since 1 September 2016, an hour of Eucharistic Adoration four timesRead More
MÉXICO, Juan David González, Member of the Machomisiones 2016 Organizational Team • In December 2016, 45 youths from the Monterrey Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth went to “La Casita” [Little House] community to begin construction of a place worthy in which to adore and praise our Lord Jesus Christ and His Mother, our Blessed Mother. La Casita is a community located in the state of Nuevo León, México, where approximately 300 people reside. They eagerly awaited the arrival of the missionaries, since the construction of this chapel represented a great desire toRead More
FRANCIS IN MEXICO, Chiapas, by Mayra Delgado de Yamallel • What a blessed opportunity Mónica Guerra de Morales and I had to attend Encounter of the Families, with His Holiness, Francis, in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas! Along with four other friends, who belong to the Apostolate of the Cross-, we arrived in this city for this encounter the previous night. We had tickets to Victor Reyna Stadium, which were provided by the Archdiocese of Monterrey. The first thing to decide was what would be the best time to go the followingRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • “For the Church, to be missionary does not mean to proselytize: for the Church to be missionary means to give expression to her very nature, which is to receive God’s light and then to reflect it,” said Pope Francis during his homily on the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord, during Mass in St. Peter’s on 6 January 2016. Reflecting on the words of the Prophet Isaiah directed to the holy city of Jerusalem: “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory ofRead More
Pontifical Coucil for Justice and Peace • At the end of his weekly General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis recalled that next Tuesday, September 1st, the Church will mark the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Following in the footsteps of the Orthodox Church, Catholics are encouraged to organize prayer and practical initiatives to combat the environmental crisis facing our planet. Noting that local Churches around the world are planning events to reflect on the ways our lifestyles impact the environment, the Pope said he will beRead More
By Manuel de la Barreda Mingot, Madrid, Spain • Often when we pray, we are overcome with worry, sometimes motivated by curiosity, and at other times from laziness itself in thinking that it is the same whether I pray in my room, in my Home Shrine, in front of the Tabernacle, at Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, or even after receiving Holy Communion. The concern is that if God is everywhere what does it matter where and how I pray? The question is certainly logical, and it is often respondedRead More