capital of grace Tag

BOLIVIA, Mariely Herrera • We have two children and have belonged to the Schoenstatt Couples’ Branch for seven years. Until a few years ago, we were a completely normal family, and we never imagined that God would place this very incredible task before us: to motivate the Family from Santa Cruz de la Sierra (the Family of the largest wayside shrine in the world), and to make the effort to fulfill goals with contributions to the capital of grace to conquer the future shrine. — How the “intercessory rosary” emergedRead 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
PRAYING IN SOLIDARITY WITH POPE FRANCIS • As he often does after the Angelus, Pope Francis on Sunday, 28 January urged the Church to unite in prayer, this time especially for the victims of the recent attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan. “Yesterday from Afghanistan arrived the painful news of the terrible terrorist massacre carried out in the capital Kabul, with almost a hundred dead and numerous wounded. A few days ago another serious attack, still in Kabul, had sowed terror and death in a large hotel. How long will the AfghanRead More
Editorial team • After the Angelus on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Pope Francis asked the Mother of God for the gift of consolation and a peaceful future for those who suffer as a result of natural disasters and the conflicts that assail many parts of the world. “To Mary Queen of Peace, who we contemplate today in the glory of Paradise, I once again want to entrust the anxieties and pain of the people who in many parts of the world are suffering as aRead More
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • “Last Monday, all the participants of the diocesan gathering were in favor of our participation. I was given the honorable task of communicating that the Shrine of Solidarity will be present – living up to its name,” Renate Siebenkäs said last week. That is in being part of the project that was born out of the “Dreamteam” (the circle of schoenstatt.org collaborators). Beginning in January, we placed ourselves in Covenant solidarity with Pope Francis, making his initiative of “praying for urgent intentions” our own “with theRead More
POPE FRANCIS’ INTENTIONS, Maria Fischer – editorial staff schoenstatt.org • The wait. After the first Angelus for February, Pope Francis announced his prayer intention, the current, last minute intention, or as we say in Schoenstatt: the intention with his hand on the pulse of time. In Bamberg, Germany and Tucumán, Argentina, and the schoenstatt.org team who was especially waiting because they share the commitment to make the Pope’s initiative their own. Not only with prayer, but also with contributions to the Capital of Grace. February began with the encounter betweenRead More
VATICAN/CHILE, Maria Fischer • The worst forest fires registered in Chile’s history are affecting southern Chile. More than 4 million people were deployed to attend to the emergency. Among them were military personnel, firefighters, volunteers and brigades, as well as thirty-seven aircraft, water trucks and heavy machinery to combat the fires. Six deaths have been reported from the worst forest fires in Chile’s history. They have consumed more than 190,000 hectares of forests and farmland in the central and southern part of the country, according to the latest report fromRead More
Maria Fischer, Editorial board schoenstatt.org • In these very cold days, I think of and invite you to think of all of the people who live on the streets, suffering the cold and oftentimes indifference. Unfortunately, some have not survived. We pray for them and we ask the Lord to warm our hearts so that we may be able to help them. (Pope Francis, Angelus, Sunday 8 January 2017) “For January, we start with this,” shares Silvia Losada from Tucumán.  Just two days after the decision by the schoenstatt.org teamRead More
BRAZIL, via www.jumasbrasil.com.br  • Christmas. For JUMAS [Boys’ Youth] from Amoreira, it seems that the most worthwhile way to experience this moment is by showing solidarity. The Toy Campaign is carried out every year at this time, and it only seeks to bring joy to children who live in the less favorable neighborhoods of San Sebastián de Amoreira. Many times these houses are lacking everything, but at least once a year, there is a feeling of joy expressed in the little ones’ smiles. The project counts on help from the entireRead More
By Cristina White, Argentina, missionary of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign • The Synod on the Family convoked by the Holy Father will be held in Rome in October. We are aware of the great pressures and difficulties the Christian family is subjected to at the present time. As the Church, we count on the help of grace to find ways that will allow us to save it from so many attacks and so many worldly values to which it is subjected to. This is where the importance of praying forRead More