canonization Tag

BRAZIL/ROME, Renate Miriam Dekker and Mechthild Jahn • On 13 October, together, we watched the canonization Mass of Sister Dulce, “Holy Dulce of the Poor” on television. I told Mechthild Jahn that I personally knew Sister Dulce during the sowing of the Pilgrim MTA in northeastern Brazil. Father Miguel Lencastre and I made apostolic trips traveling great distances, from Ceará to Bahia to make our Pilgrim Mother known. — An encounter with Sister Dulce In Salvador, we got an interview with Sr. Dulce at San Antonio Hospital. It must haveRead More
Sexual abuse – what now? Elmar Busse, Schoenstatt Father • “For the last thirty years, and not just since the Cox case, I have known anger and shame well up in me on account of colleagues who had destroyed in minutes what I have been unable to heal in many hours over many years with the people concerned.” –   Fr Elmar Busse, born 1951 in Heiligenstadt, and ordained a priest in 1980, has worked as a pastor to youth and families, and for the last few years has ledRead 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
ARGENTINA, Fr. José María Iturrería • In Argentina, as well as at the Vatican, and even at the Belmonte Shrine in Rome, everything is in preparation for 16 October, when Pope Francis will canonize José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, better known as Cura Brochero, at the St. Peters.  That day, he will become the first Argentinean saint, who was born and died in that country.  For the occasion of the canonization that will be attended by several groups of Schoenstatt pilgrims, Fr. José María Iturrería, the great promoter of initiativesRead More
ROME/THE VATICAN, by Fr. Rolando Gilbert Montes de Oca Valero, member of the Federation of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests in Cuba, studying in Rome • The morning of 4 September 2016, in Rome, dawned differently.  There was a great movement of pilgrims towards St. Peter’s; they had come from all over the world.  Joyfully, I was able to recognize the Archbishop of Bujumbura, Burundi and many other Africans.  Flags from Australia and many European countries were waving.  I met Latin Americans from many nationalities that I was able to share with,Read More
ROME/BELMONTE, by Maria Fischer • Along with World Youth Day in Krakow, Mother Teresa’s canonization on 4 September is considered the greatest event of this Holy Year of Mercy. Within the context of the Jubilee of Mercy, Mother Teresa’s canonization motto is “Bearer of God’s tender and merciful love.” The Missionaries of Charity prepared a program that contemplates a series of liturgical celebrations and activities during the days before and after the canonization, as well as the opportunity for the faithful to venerate the relics of the one who willRead More
Victoria*, a German student, has a special connection to Joseph Engling. She tells the readers of schoenstatt.org how this happened and what she wants to achieve for Joseph Engling • Dear brothers and sisters in the covenant of love, I am Victoria, live in Germany, and am studying history and Catholic theology. From birth I have been spastic. Since 2006 I have been asking Joseph Engling, one of the best-known Schoenstatters of the Founding Generation, to intercede for my healing, but so far without success. I am sure it isRead More