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bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, María Fischer • Actually, they have long been pilgrims, part of Schoenstatt’s popular and pilgrimage movement. They come to the Shrine (at least) once a month or perhaps more often, some even every Sunday. They seek an encounter with God, with Mary, the Mother of Grace, who is also the Bread Mother, as Father Joseph Kentenich made clear in the Dachau concentration camp. There, during the time of famine, he pointed out that as a mother, she not only cares for the spiritual well-being of her children, but alsoRead More
Sinodo
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY  • “We are facing an unprecedented ecclesial dialogue in the history of the Church, not only because of the quantity of responses received or the number of people involved (some want to rely on numbers – which can only be approximate – which may seem limited), but also because of the quality of participation. The process of listening and discernment was certainly not perfect. We know that, but we also know that we are trying to be more and more the image of the synodal Church, weRead More
bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, Fr. Rafael Amaya / María Fischer • What makes a shrine a shrine, we ask ourselves these days when we read the latest news from Santa Cruz do Sul. The architecture? No. Any ecclesiastical law? Partly. Any norm for the number of pilgrims, for the offering of sacraments, preaching, attention to pilgrims? According to the 1999 Vatican norm, yes. In Schoenstatt? None of this can be applied, since it is an internal way of calling those chapels built all over the world, but also parts of the home, theRead More
Synode
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY • On August 5, 2022, the German Bishops’ Conference published its report on the preparation of the 2023 World Synod of Bishops. The three-year global preparatory process for the Synod of Bishops, which opened in Rome in the fall of 2021, addressed the national level in the first phase. — The results of this diocesan synodal process are being pooled in the bishops’ conferences in these weeks and passed on to the Vatican. “In our journey towards a #ListeningChurch, we should take today’s reading as an opportunityRead More
Sinodo
SPAIN, Paz Leiva • We began with enthusiasm the work to participate in the diocesan phase of the synod. It was important to participate, to think very well about the questions that were addressed to us, in order to give our opinion on everything that could be necessary for the Church. We are the Church, so we had a unique opportunity to intervene. — No working groups were formed in the parish, still for fear of Covid, but the parishioners were invited to send their proposals and responses. The parishRead More
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On the threshold of a new stage in Schoenstatt’s history – Fr. Alejandro Blanco, General Secretary of the International Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation •  As an impulse and invitation to reflect, dream, study and listen together to the voice of the God of history, Prof. Alejandro Blanco, General Secretary of the International Federation of Schoenstatt Priests, following the suspension of the beatification process for Fr. Kentenich, offered schoenstatt.org this text in which he highlights the opportunity that we have to modify or even change accents, priorities and emphases in our serviceRead More
Verónica Ciudad Pap
CHILE, Marita Miranda Bustamente • Verónica Ciudad Pap, a midwife by profession, married with two children and two grandchildren, comes from the Schoenstatt Family of Agua Santa and from now on she will coordinate the advisers of the Schoenstatt Mothers’ League throughout Chile, a position that until now was only held by the Sisters of Mary. In this interview, she says that this change will set a precedent in the Movement, she talks to us about her challenges, her struggle against lupus, the situation of women in the Church, andRead More
Sínodo Madrid
SPAIN, Javier Nieves •  My name is Javier, I am a journalist and radio broadcaster and also a member of the Schoenstatt Institute of Families. A few days ago, I received an unusual call. It was from the person in charge of institutional relations of the Archdiocese of Madrid: “Good afternoon, my name is Andrés Ramos, and I am calling you on behalf of Cardinal Carlos Osoro”. It is not a usual call, certainly not. “Good afternoon, and what do you need from me?”. — Don Andrés explained to meRead More
Federación España
SPAIN, Mercedes Alvaredo de Beas • A few months ago a friend asked me what the Federation was for me. I answered him, without thinking, what came out of my soul. For me the Federation is an apostolic community of brothers and sisters who struggle together to reach sanctity by contributing the best of Schoenstatt in the Church. — And so it was in the shadow of the Shrine on an “ordinary” February 18th that a new milestone for the future course VI of the Family Federation of Spain emerged.Read More
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Elke Karmann, Germany • When I read your article “I want everything …”, I thought: How beautiful that someone is writing what is also burning on the nails of many of us Schoenstatters. I, too, have followed with interest the German Synodal Way and the documents prepared for it, especially with regard to women, and I was able to follow most of the discussions and votes of the third plenary assembly of the Synodal Way – thanks to the Internet. As a Schoenstatter, I was especially pleased that Bishop GerberRead More