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AUSTRIA, P. Elmar Busse • “I can’t get no disinfection!” The malapropism of the Rolling Stones’ song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (the single with “I can’t get no satisfaction” became the Rolling Stones’ first number 1 chart success in the United States in 1965) did not apply in Rojach-Hof in Carinthia, where a family congress took place from July 25 to August 1 despite Corona. — Dispenser bottles with the corresponding information boards were placed in front of the toilets anyway, but also in front of theRead More
AUSTRIA/BRAZIL, Martin Schiffl via www.schoenstatt.at • The founder of the Academy for Family Pedagogy in Brazil, the Brazilian Schoenstatt Father, Zé Fernando Bonini, reported during  a visit to Vienna about his experiences over eleven years with the Family Academy. — In 2008/9 he took part in the Eighth Course in Graz. At the time he was parish priest in Frankfurt. He had used his stay in Germany for further training in working with families. More has come of this than he had imagined, and he reported impressively on this toRead More
WYD2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • 25 chalices for the hosts, but they are actually trophies that have been transformed into something sacred by skillful hands. 300 Sandwiches. I don’t know how many cups of coffee, tea, juice, and I have lost count of the bowls of salad. Thousands of calls to airports, tourism agencies, buses, Uber.Hundreds of moments of listening, laughing, praying, cleaning bathrooms and tables. The Costa Rican family surpassed themselvees in welcoming the young people who have come to the shrine. And they were still arriving onRead More
AUSTRIA, Martin Schiffl via schoenstatt.at• The success story of the Schoenstatt Family Magazine “Family as a Vocation” began in 1984 and this magazine enters its 6th generation in 2019. The start of the new era took place on January 6, 2019 in Schoenstatt am Kahlenberg. The managers of the 5th generation, Lisi and Stefan Haslinger, handed over the leadership to Claudia and Klaus Umschaden, who will continue the success story of this medium in the next 4 years. With a circulation of 6300 copies, the family magazine, now affectionately calledRead More

Posted On 16.09.2018In Covenant Life

Five times yes

AUSTRIA, Martin Schiffl • “I have a dream”. This is a well-known phrase from Martin Luther King’s historic speech. “We have a dream” could be the motto of the five young men, aged between 18-27, who gave their “Yes” on the morning of 18 August. — Like Martin Luther King, they not only dream of a better world; but also to build it with their strength and talents. They want to build a new society, a holy city, guided by Fr. Kentenich’s hand and united to the Covenant of LoveRead More
AUSTRIA, Martin Schiffl • In order to maintain a high quality for the Austrian Family Weeks (family plus holidays), the speakers meet annually for a multi-day workshop in Schoenstatt at Kahlenberg on the outskirts of Vienna. — This year’s workshop subjects were: How to discern our own longings and challenges How to stay in the Schoenstatt life-stream The spiritual atmosphere during the family weeks Training in Fr. Kentenich’s rhetoric What moves the participants during Family Weeks? Schoenstatt Family Plus Holidays have been the Austrian Schoenstatt Movement’s “core business” for decades.Read More
AUSTRIA, Lucia Reinsperger • One Austrian was among the five novices receiving the dress at Schoenstatt on March 18, 2018. Maria Mauhart had long since outgrown her role as the “course baby” from the Family Academy. She had been active among the Schoenstatt Youth group, and then she heard God’s call during World Youth Day the summer of 2016. After twenty-five years, another Austrian was committing herself to becoming a Schoenstatt Sister of Mary. A bus full of well-wishers from the Austrian Schoenstatt Family arrived for the clothing ceremony.— ARead More
AUSTRIA, ASOE Mediaservice/Editorial Staff • On Sunday, January 21, 2018, the Schoenstatt Academy for Family Pedagogy at Kahlenberg celebrated receiving their diplomas upon graduating the two-year family training program. At 2pm in the parish church Linz-St. Paul Pichling, Bishop Dr. Manfred Scheuer from Linz presided during a festive Mass with a missionary sendoff celebration and an additional social program.— Isabella and Michael Lemmé held the greeting.  They led and organized the Family Training Course that ran from  5 March 2016 to 14 January 2018. The participants benefited from the expertRead More
EUROPE, Pilar Bacigalupo, Corina Blankenberg • At the end of August, a pedagogical seminar for educators took place at House Marienau in Schoenstatt.  The participants felt very well taken care of, and in the weeks since, have amassed the fruits of their labor from those days and put them together. Discover the pedagogy of Father Kentenich and spread it. Present the different facets of his pedagogy in such a way that they can be effective not only to accompany one spiritually, but also to be used in schools, in businessRead More
AUSTRIA, Alois Konrad via schoenstatt.at Thirty years ago, on February 14, 1987, it began in the middle of Steiermark with one brave family together with Sister Elmengard and Father Tilmann Beller… “Our Homes – preferred places of God’s work: warming – shaping – radiating!” Summer holidays in Steiermark – hurrah! One last look at the home shrine – and off we went.  We drove through a sunny, almost already spring-like Steiermark and came closer to the monastery in Leibnitz. We went through the monastery gate with great anticipation – and immediatelyRead More