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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
BRAZIL, Cássio Leal, member of the schoenstatt.org editorial team • On 29 March we said goodbye to a priest who made history and left a legacy. Fr. Ottomar Schneider was well-known and much loved throughout Brazil. A man who “fought the good fight.” In his youth, when he was still a student in the Schoenstatt Fathers, he had the opportunity to meet Fr. Joseph Kentenich, an encounter that touched his life forever. —   Fr. Ottomar Schneider was a tireless Marian priest. He always went beyond what was expected ofRead More
BRAZIL, Schoenstatt Fathers and Editorial Team • He departed for the Father’s House on 27 March at 2:30 pm with forty-five years of priesthood given to the Church through the Schoenstatt Work. Fr. Ottomar Schneider died at age 82 with the rosary in hand, praying the decades in the presence of his community brothers from the Secular Institute of Schoenstatt Fathers. — Upon celebrating forty years of priesthood a few years ago Fr. Ottomar Schneider affirmed:  “I am a happy priest. I have never regretted for one second in takingRead More
VATICAN/BRAZIL, Lucas Galhardo in an interview with Schoenstatt.org • On 19 March, the feast day of St. Joseph, Pope Francis will celebrate the fifth anniversary of his papacy. He will commemorate this day by listening to the young people at the Pre-Synod taking place from 19 to 24 March at the International Pontifical College Maria Mater Ecclesiae. Three Schoenstatters will be among the participants: Fr. Alexandre de Mello Awi, the secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Life and Family; Magdalena Hartmann from the Girls’ Youth in Germany as theRead More
BRAZIL, Joelma Melo • Being the salt of the earth and light of the world is a difficult mission and disturbing, which can become even more daring within a scenario of violence and sorrow, as is the case of a police station. In the midst of this environment of daily difficulties, Joelma Melo finds places to transmit God’s love. She belongs to the Schoenstatt Women’s Federation.  — Being salt of the earth and light of the world! I am a civil policewoman in Río de Janeiro, where I worked asRead More
BRAZIL, Sueli Vilarinho and  Karen Bueno •  The activities of the Schoenstatt family in Jaraguá, São Paulo/SP, began with much gratitude for the 50th jubilee of the Sion shrine. The day started off with the customary coolness of the region and the morning prayer from Heavenwards. This was the year’s first activity for the Schoenstatt Family, the opening of the activities planned for 2018. — Various branches and communities of the Schoenstatt work were present, as was president couple of the diocesan council, Flávio Manoel dos Santos and Regina CeliRead More
BRAZIL, JUMAS Porto Alegre • Apostolic fruitfulness! Those words best summarize the new JUMAS POA(Boys’ Youth Porte Alegre) project, whose first edition took place on 17 February 2018. — The Schoenstatt Family helped with raising funds along with Father Inácio, pastor of Our Lady of Assumption Parish, where the food was prepared, provided the great help necessary to carry out this project. The menu consisted of rice, pasta, and chicken, and pineapple juice. After preparation with youths from JUMAS (Boys’ Youth) who “got to work”, stockpots were delivered to aRead More