Brazil Tag

Santuario de Santa Cruz do Sul
PORTUGAL, Lena Castro Valente • Since last August there is a shrine (once a shrine, always a shrine) with a glass door and windows in Brazil. Since the old stained glass windows were removed, we can say that the current ones are simply made of glass. — To know what is happening in the life of the Schoenstatt Movement throughout the world is a necessity and a grace. To be able to feel the beating of the heart of the life that springs from the more than 200 shrines thatRead More
Petrópolis
BRAZIL, jumas • After two and a half years of not carrying out a mission in the Southeast of Brazil, the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth departed during the last week of July for Petrópolis – where a few months earlier a landslide caused 230 deaths and left many families homeless. They were determined to express their solidarity through a missionary activity, taking Christ and Mary to the residents, listening to the families, and praying together, convinced that this spiritual support can help the city. — The mission began with a receptionRead More
Teresina
BRAZIL, via www.portalodia.com • This Saturday, June 18, the Archdiocese of Teresina will lay the cornerstone for the construction of the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Mother and Queen – the popular title of the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt in Brazil, where also the Schoenstatt Movement, specially in its popular form, is called Movement Mother and Queen. The program will begin with a procession from the Ponte Estaiada, starting at 2:30pm, to the site located in Povoado Santa Luz, rural area of Teresina, where the Holy Mass will be presidedRead More
padres de Schoenstatt
VATICAN, Cassio Leal • Dear Father Ailton, a few weeks ago, during your visit to Rome and the Vatican, you and four other Schoenstatt Fathers from the Dilectio Patris Vivens ex Sion (Living Love of the Father from Sion) had the opportunity to personally meet Pope Francis. For sure it was an unforgettable and very special moment in your priestly life and one that you will always carry in your memory and heart. Therefore, we would like to know how this conversation with the Holy Father went. — How wasRead More
Frauenbund
SCHOENSTATT, Press Release of the Schoenstatt Women’s Federation • During the days of 27.12.2021-8.1.2022 the Chapter of the International Schoenstatt Women’s Federation took place. 25 representatives from 7 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Puerto Rico) met and deliberated on the most important matters of the community. The meeting took place in a hybrid format: some members were able to be present on the spot in House Mariengart in Schoenstatt, Germany, while most joined via video conference – a new experience. — A community in the process ofRead More
Kentenich Buch Urteil
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • Not only in Brazil are the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary fighting with legal means – against the city of Santa Cruz do Sul and large parts of the Schoenstatt Movement because of their plans to sell the Schoenstatt grounds and shrine and the planned demolition of the latter – but also in Germany before the courts. Namely for the omission of certain statements in a book that has long since been published and translated against the historian Dr. Alexandra von Teuffenbach and the Bautz publishing house.Read More
Gabriel Hermanos de Maria
BRAZIL, Gabriel Figueiredo • It all began in 2016 when I met Manfred Worlitschek and the community of the Brothers of Mary at the National Meeting of the Boys’ Youth in the city of Cornélio Procópio, Paraná. Since then, we have stayed in contact and I have learned more about the community and its beautiful mission. — With time and conversations, I began to think: Could this be my place? Maybe this is my destiny… How can I give myself fully to the service and the work of the MotherRead More
P. MIlton Sulzbacher
BOLIVIA, Alexandra Kempff • Father Milton Sulzbacher lost his battle against covid-19 on February 1st. He was one of several priests who literally gave his life in this pandemic because he never stopped attending to the needs of our people. Father Milton was very dear to the Schoenstatt Family of Santa Cruz. — Father Milton was a priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Family; he was born in Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 1975 and arrived in Santa Cruz in 2017 a few weeks after being ordained as a priest.Read More
abusos
BRAZIL, Luciana Rosas • Following the reaction to the article Abuses in Schoenstatt: a topic to be discussed, I realized that it is very important to give continuity to the topic and the debate, creating more knowledge, awareness, and empathy. This new analysis will be divided into three articles that will be published weekly, namely: Speaking about the comments, so that we can deepen the conversation about the most recurring themes in the comments published in schoenstatt.org when the first article was published; Are we prepared to receive allegations of abuseRead More
Luciana Rosas, Brazil • In light of all the discussions around the accusations involving Fr. Joseph Kentenich, the founder of the Schoenstatt Movement, and especially the way in which the issue has been handled in various Schoenstatt circles, including the General Presidium, it is absolutely necessary to start a dialogue and discussion about the issue of ‘abuse’ in Schoenstatt in an open, transparent, and objective manner. A lot has been said about sexual abuse — and rightly so, due to its effects on people’s lives and because, in general, itRead More