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COSTA RICA, Catalina Hutt Cabezas/Ana Prieto • It was 3:30 p.m. when a small van with a group of sisters from the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), an international Salesian religious congregation, arrived at the shrine. Their main objective, together with the Salesians of Don Bosco, is the integral formation of young people. A member of their order, Maria Romero Meneses (Q.E.P.D.), a Nicaraguan Salesian religious, was beatified by John Paul II and is in the process of canonization. — I was waiting for them,Read More
PERÚ, Manuel Huapaya • On Thursday, 30 August the first Schoenstatt Training Workshop began, which seeks to delve deeper into Fr. Kentenich’s thinking. It was also a special occasion to welcome our recently appointed National Director for Peru, Fr. Mariano Irrureta, from Chile. — The training workshop will have four parts. Fr. Mariano Irrureta was responsible for the first workshop, which explored the question: “What is Schoenstatt? Its charism and spirituality.” It was an intensive workshop consisting of various groups and was attended by Bishop Reinaldo Nann (Bishop of theRead More
In Memory of Fr. Humberto Anwandter, Editorial Team • “With the death of every person who dies, a world dies”, Gerhard Hauptmann says, “and everyone who dies takes something of us with them.” And he leaves something of himself with us. As Christians, we know that he/she remains with us. When Fr. Humberto Anwandter, of the Schoenstatt founding generation and of the Chilean Schoenstatt Fathers, died on July 29, a great one died, a covenant story, especially a covenant story with Fr. Kentenich and of bringing the newest generations to theRead More
Kentenich Year: Input of Fr Eduardo Aguirre, Postulator in Fr Kentenich’s process of beatification • In this Kentenich Year, and close to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Fr Kentenich’s death on 15 September, the question as to the position of his process of beatification has grown louder. This inspired Fr Eduardo Aguirre to draw up a “declaration on Fr Kentenich’s process of beatification to date”.— “I composed this text in view of the question I am constantly asked: How is Fr Kentenich’s process going? It is not easyRead More
Fr. Alberto E. Eronti, Buenos Aires, Argentina There are questions that touch bottom, that constitute a radical challenge; they are those that leave no alternative, they must be answered.  For example, this was Martha’s experience in Bethany (Jn.11: 26) when Jesus upon affirming “Those who believe in me will live, even though they die,” He asks: “Do you believe this?” “Yes, Lord, I do believe.”  This also was the question Father Kentenich asked a group of Schoenstatt Fathers who went to see him about problems they thought could not beRead More
Fr. Borja Coello de Portugal, Director of the Movement in Spain • We are back from vacation; for some it was a long time and for others it was short.  And we have ahead of us a marked course by the person of Father Kentenich.  From 15 September 2017 to 15 September 2018 as a Family, we are invited to prepare for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the death of our Father. In this past course, we have tried to get set on fire by “Father’s Fire.”  ThisRead More
POPE FRANCIS • I fear those Christians who do not keep walking, but remain enclosed in their own little niche.  It is better to go forward limping, and even at times to fall, while always trusting in the mercy of God, than to be “museum Christians” who are afraid of change.  Even though they received a charism or vocation, instead of serving the eternal newness of the Gospel, they are caught up in defending themselves and their own roles.” A strong message from Pope Francis, along the lines of theRead More
Interview with Fr. Angel Strada who was Postulator for the Cause of Beatification for Father Joseph Kentenich until January of 2017. The interview, first published on the German national website in December, and later in five languages on schoenstatt.org, had a strong reaction, and is among one of the most read articles on schoenstatt.org during the last twelve months. There are topics on Father Kentenich’s personality as a human being and on moments that imply doubts about his way of acting that are rarely shared in Schoenstatt.  What reactions resultedRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • Pope Francis joyfully welcomed the participants in the General Chapter of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate, better known as the Pallottine Fathers, together with other members that share the apostolate and charism of St. Vincent Pallotti on the morning of 10 October.  Schoenstatt was born out of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate, took up much of the vision and objectives of St. Vincent Pallotti.  The gift of the Original Shrine by the Pallottines on the eve of the jubilee of the Covenant of Love,Read More
An interview with Fr. Marcelo Cervi, Future Rector of the Schoenstatt Shrine and International Center in Rome Belmonte • What does Belmonte in Rome represent? The Belmonte Schoenstatt Shrine and International Center in Rome were a gift from the International Schoenstatt Family to their founder, Father Joseph Kentenich, on the occasion of his 80th birthday in Rome, in 1965.  Father Kentenich saw this place as a concrete symbol of the International Schoenstatt Work’s full insertion into the Church.  Schoenstatt, as a Catholic Movement, was lacking concrete visibility in the cityRead More