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BRAZIL, Priscila Bernardo • The 30th of March was a day of great emotion and joy at the “Cor Unem in Corde Patris” Shrine in Jaraguá (São Paulo/SP). About 20 women who had belonged to the Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth (Jufem) met to once again share the wealth and joy of being Jufem! – About nine months ago, the same group held a reunion where they decided to make contributions to the Capital of Grace to reconquer the Mater Ter Admirabilis Crown, which was conquered by their Jufem generation at theRead More
BRAZIL, Sueli Vilarinho • On 27 March the Schoenstatt Family in Jaraguá and the community of the Secular Institute of Schoenstatt Fathers in Brazil bade farewell to Fr. Roberto Josef Ostheirmer, who entered the community in Brazil 1966. His wake took place at the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, where he served as parish priest, and was buried in the Fathers’ cemetery next to the Sion Shrine in Jaraguá, the land for which he helped to purchase and build the shrine in 1969.— A brief biography He wasRead More
BRASIL, Renate Dekker and Mechthild Jahn • Last Sunday (03.03.2019), the first Holy Mass was celebrated in front of the Sisters of Mary’s house, where the altar for the future Santa Catarina Shrine will be located. This is also another surprise from God. Normally the Sunday Mass is celebrated in the afternoon in a tent on the large grounds of the Mother Thrice Admirable and Queen. But because it was so hot —and not many people were expected— the Mass was moved up to the Sisters’ House. When the priestRead More
BRAZIL, Renate Dekker and Mechthild Jahn • Hoping, dreaming, waiting, trembling and more waiting: The time before you can start building a new shrine is long and challenging. Everyone who has recently dedicated a shrine knows this – the Schoenstatt Families in Costa Rica and Caieiras, Brazil – as well as those who are waiting, for example in San Luis, Corrientes and Resistencia in Argentina, Encarnación in Paraguay, or right now in the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil. We have had a plot for the first shrine in thisRead More
Youth Synod, interview with Lucas Galhardo • One month after the Youth Synod, we asked Lucas Galhardo from the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth in Brazil, who particpated at the Synod and the preparatory meetings for it, about what these meetings meant for him and which were the most important moments for him, and what needs to happen now so that the Synod does not live only on paper. —   In your video message to the Schoenstatt Family at the end of the Synod, you spoke about how your participation atRead More
BRAZIL, via www.jumasbrasil.com.br On Sunday, 16 September, Porto Alegre JUMAS (Boys’ Youth) gathered the members of their life groups currently composed of three groups for a challenging Capital of Grace: running a race starting at the city’s center up to Maria Cor Ecclesiae Shrine. —   The race began at Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Church located in the historic heart of the city, and it ended at the shrine, traveling on the Río Guaiba coast. The weather was ideal for the race: sunshine with a light breeze that wasRead More

Posted On 30.08.2018In Projects

What is Fackellauf?

BRAZIL, Team “Fackellauf Brazil”• In 2009, and at the root of an initiative begun by the Shoenstatt Young Men from Germany, the first Fackellauf in the Movement’s history began with taking the torch from Schoenstatt in Germany to Rome.  Five years later, during the Centenary celebration of the Schoenstatt Work, it took off taking the mission’s torch from Pompeii to Schoenstatt. — This year 2018, a third Fackellauf will take place. You may ask yourself: in reality, what is Fackellauf about? The literal translation of the word Fackellauf in GermanRead More
BRAZIL, Fackellauf Brazil team • There are words that cannot be translated because they carry a message, a unique experience…one of these words is “Fackellauf” – a German word that will forever be synonymous with commitment, enthusiasm, youthful conquest at the start of the second century of the Covenant. The Fackellauf, the painful marathon from Pompeii in Italy to the Original Shrine, is awakening life in many communities of the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth, and most recently in Brazil. A Fackellauf team was set up to encourage the youth to commitRead More
BRAZIL, Sueli Vilarinho • The Schoenstatt Family League from Jaraguá, in São Paulo/SP held its traditional Home Shrine Day on jubilee Sunday, April 15. It was a gathering as a family with Jesus and Mary.  — Motivated by seventy years of the Santa Maria Letter (written by Fr. Joseph Kentenich and considered the Founding Document for the Schoenstatt Family Work and Home Shrine, the older couples opened their doors to younger League families. Besides celebrating the day in each home and thanking the Mother and Queen for all the graces,Read More
BRAZIL, Sueli Vilarinho • From Jaraguá in Brazil, the Family Branch carried out Coffee and Conversation for mothers and children. The event was held on Sunday, 15 April, in Jaraguá’s Sion Shrine.   Twenty-one mothers along with twenty-nine children participated. More than just conversation, this experience proposed that they get to know one another and be known, so that a mutual love would grow and flourish.   The children’s ages ranged from 8-34. Antonio Carlos Vicente and Sueli Vilarinho, with the presence of the adviser, Mrs. Raquel Padilla headed upRead More