beatification Tag

VATICAN, Roberto González • In December,  we have received from Father Eduardo Aguirre the news from  the Congregation for the Cause of the Saints, that the process for beatification of Mario Hiriart, Schoenstatt Brother of Mary, has been viewed favorably by the theologians – who studied and rendered the decision – that Mario lived the Christian virtues heroically.  This was put into writing and signed this last December 8th.  His process now goes to the Assembly of Cardinals and Bishops – of the same Congregation – who must discuss ifRead More
PARAGUAY, BEATIFICATION OF CHIQUITUNGA, Mirtita Etchegaray De Arias, Family Work• The act of walking through the street and seeing so many people was emotionally touching. In the beginning, it made one happy seeing lines upon lines of people waiting to enter, but anxiety began when sensing that there were now few spaces. When everything became worrisome, it sufficed to say “when we consider our own strength, all hope and trust waver…” so we resorted to our ally, to divine strength, prayer…praying to the Blessed Mother that we could enter. —Read More
PARAGUAY, BEAITIFICATION OF CHIQUITUNGA, Mariana Frutos, Mothers’ Branch • In a short while, Paraguay would have her first blessed, the venerable Carmelite, Servant of God, María Felicia de Jesús Sacramentado, also known as Chiquitunga. What should we do? How could we take part in this celebration? How could we miss this historic event? Why not be part of this gift from heaven? How could we miss the opportunity to celebrate holiness? — These questions motivated us and made us think of how we, as Schoenstatt Family, could connect and activelyRead More
PARAGUAY, Chiquitunga’s Beatification, Ara Cáceres –Leader of University Girls’ Youth • Everything began at one of the CAF (Family Council) meetings where the idea emerged to have buses that would leave from the Shrine to participate in Chiquitunga’s Beatification. The idea “Schoenstatt for the Church” prevailed in our hearts, and the desire to experience a piece of heaven with the Family encouraged us take such an initiative. — The Mothers’ Branch and the University Girls’ Youth organizations took up the task. Both were surprised to have a large number ofRead More
PARAGUAY, BEATIFICATION OF CHIQUITUNGA, Agenzia Fides • “A young Christian model,” “…a fulfilled, very intelligent person who radiated joy,” “… young witness of a holiness that is possible and is not an unattainable ideal,” “…a model of a reflective person, who questioned things and discussed them, because there are realities that are necessary to discuss in walking toward the good.” was Bishop Adalberto Martínez Flores, Bishop elect of Villarrica del Espiritu Santo description of the young Disclaced Carmelite, María Felicia de Jesús Sacramentado Guggiari, better known as “Chiquitunga” to theRead More
PARAGUAY, Marguerite Beckers • Sunday, 29 April 2018 was a very special day for the Ministry of Hope in the Diocese of Encarnación. Rosaries were collected from the diocese’s different communities and given to artist Koki Ruiz, for a mosaic being made for, a future blessed Paraguayan, who is very popular. —   In the midst of nature and the peaceful atmosphere of his Tañarandy workshop in Paraguay, artist Koki Ruiz, selects rosaries by color that the faithful have donated to give life to a new work. Pope Francis sentRead More
Editorial Staff • “I am happy you liked the interview,” Fr. Angel Strada responded to the schoenstatt.org editorial staff’s congratulatory email referring to an interview published on the German Schoenstatt Movement’s official website, www.schoenstatt.de in December 2016, on the occasion of the change of postulators in the process of Father Kentenich’s canonization. We are very happy now to be able to offer the English translation of said interview. Fr. Strada, at the beginning of 2017, you will have surrendered your position as Postulator for the process of beatification for Fr.Read More
Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, President of the General Presidium • Dear Schoenstatt Family, The General Presidium of the Schoenstatt Work has appointed Father Eduardo Aguirre Cancino as the new postulator of the process of beatification of our Founder, Father Joseph Kentenich. He will take over this task for six years from February 2nd 2017. We owe immense gratitude to Fr. Angel Strada, who has promoted the Causa Kentenich for the past 20 years.  It has been a huge and complex challenge, both enriching and demanding. He was able to accomplishRead More
By Msgr Peter Wolf, DD • Today, the 23 July, twenty years will have passed since Pope John Paul II beatified Karl Leisner in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. I was present and can recall how at the beginning of the Mass the Bishop of Munster, obviously departing from the planned programme, introduced Karl with enthusiastic and engaging words. In his sermon the Holy Father quoted from Karl’s diary and spoke about his relationship to Schoenstatt. He said, “Even before he was imprisoned in Dachau he had developed deep devotionRead More