Australia Tag

Maria Fischer • The small home printer could not keep up with all the many emails that came in the last week of Advent– let us remember that schoenstatt.org has no headquarters or office. So on 18, 19, 20 of December, a partial delivery of all these letters sent to the MTA in the Original Shrine was made filling the jar to the brim They came especially from Latin America – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, México, and Panamá – but also from the United States, Spain,Read More
AUSTRALIA, Sr. Julie Brcar with Melissa Janknegt • “It was a miracle everyone was fed!” Sr. Julie Brcar remarked happily, following a day of celebrations at the Schoenstatt Shrine in Mulgoa on 16 July, marking 75 years since the founding of the Schoenstatt Family Movement. A combined celebration uniting families from other continents including Lamar, Texas, USA, Santa Maria, Atibaia, Londrina, and other locations in Brazil, and from the least likely place on earth — a place of death, hunger, violence, and atrocities— the site of the former Dachau concentrationRead More
AUSTRALIA/BELMONTE, Fr. Denis Foley • Australia already has brought the crucifix that will one day tell those, who spend a night or more in guestroom102 at Belmonte, of Australia’s culture and history. It is called: “The Gathering.” The artist who painted the crucifix, The Gathering, is an elder of a tribe from south of Sydney. Their land extends taking in an area from the mountains to the sea. The wavy line depicts the waves of the sea. Each dot in the picture represents a person. Australians come from overseas. ThereRead More
BELMONTE/PHILIPPINES from Fr Klaus Alender and Maria Fischer • As the Rector, Fr Daniel Lozano, reported in his last letter, the building of the DOMUS PATER KENTENICH in Belmonte, Rome, continues “slowly, but the work has started again; we are already close to completion, even though some things are still missing.” Among the things that are still missing are what each country can contribute for “their” room from their Schoenstatt and national culture. The house has 31 guest rooms. These rooms are named after the countries where there was aRead More
Today’s answers coming from: Fr. Denis Foley, Sydney, Australia, “answering as an Australian”, member of the Institute of Diocesan Priests, driving force behind the Australian Schoenstatt Movement`s commitment with the Shrine of all of us in Belmonte. Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the Church, the world, and in our mission? To get some wheels under Schoenstatt in Australia. Facing the following  challenges: We are seen toRead More