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Milestone Meilenstein
Fr. Pablo Gerardo Pérez, Argentina (in • It is good to know what we celebrate and the dimension of what we celebrate. Father Eduardo Aguirre’s latest publications, with abundant documentation, show us how complex that moment in history was. More than we imagined. — In the strictly spiritual and charismatic aspect, this jubilee renews us in Schoenstatt’s mission towards the Church and society. This is what Fr. Kentenich intended with the discussion around Schoenstatt. We live this surrender to the Church and society and, surely, we still have aRead More
BURUNDI, Fr. Herménégilde COYITUNGIYE • The Sunday of Mercy, April 7, 2024, was a day of great joy in the Schoenstatt Shrine for Peace and Reconciliation in Mont Sion Gikungu for the Schoenstatt Fathers, for the faithful who visit our Shrine, and also for those who are attached to the Shrine from our neighboring countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo. — The Mass was scheduled for 10.00 a.m., but from 9.30 a.m. heavy rain set in, so that we could not enter the church in a long procession,Read More
Pfarrei Bon Pasteur in Kalundu in der Diözese Uvira
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Fr. Jean Marie Bisimwa • Since October 11, 2020, we Schoenstatt Fathers have been working as missionary priests in the Bon Pasteur parish in Kalundu in the diocese of Uvira. When we arrived in Uvira, we had neither a house nor an address. Sebastian Muyengo, the bishop of the diocese of Uvira, provided us with a house where we could live and fulfill our mission. — At that time, we Schoenstatt Fathers wanted to establish a first branch in the Democratic Republic of Congo to serveRead More
San Pedro
HOLY YEAR 2025, editorial team  •  “The Jubilee has always been an event of great spiritual, ecclesial, and social significance in the life of the Church,” writes Pope Francis, 2022, in proclaiming the Holy Year 2025. ” Ever since 1300, when Boniface VIII instituted the first Holy Year – initially celebrated every hundred years, then, following its biblical precedent, every fifty years, and finally every twenty-five years – God’s holy and faithful people has experienced this celebration as a special gift of grace, characterized by the forgiveness of sins andRead More
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Father Jean Marie Bisimwa • The Schoenstatt Fathers have been living and working in Uvira, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for four years. 2020, the first year of the pandemic that largely spared Africa, was a fruitful year; in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where Schoenstatt has been growing for years and where several Schoenstatt Fathers come from, the first branch of the Schoenstatt Fathers was founded.In the meantime, a Shrine is being built and the work of the Fathers in the Bon PasteurRead More
Offene Tür
Maria Fischer • Today, while looking for something completely different, I found a letter written to Father Kentenich more than 20 years ago. A letter on the last page of a Schoenstatt magazine from 2003, which has long since ceased to exist. The author was then part of the editorial team of this magazine (Brücke, German Professional Women’s Branch) and with this letter she wanted to promote something, more than ten years before the jubilee of 2014. — And as I read the letter, I wonder if it has reachedRead More
La Famiglia di Schoenstatt e la Famiglia Pallottina unite in preghiera sull’altare di San Vincenzo Pallotti
ITALY, • The Pallottine Family was happy to welcome the members of the General Presidency of the Schoenstatt Family for a Holy Eucharistic celebration at the altar of St. Vincent Pallotti, on 8th November 2023.  — The Holy Mass was presided over by General Superior of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello. Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello was the Secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life from 2017 to 2022, and hence his presence was significant all the more for the members ofRead More
Carta al Pueblo de Dios
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY, editorial team • On Wednesday, October 25, the 9th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encounter with the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement, the Letter of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to the People of God was published. What do we, members of the Holy People of God, do with this letter? — “”When asked what they expect from the Church on the occasion of this synod, some homeless people living in the vicinity of St. Peter’s Square answered: Love!” we read in the letter. WhenRead More
Laicos en el Sínodo
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY • This Synodal Assembly is reflective of the call of Pope Francis for lay men and women to participate for the first time, with active voice and a vote. Their particular charism is essential for a healthy discernment of the will of God and listening to the People, so that, as the Holy Father says, they can turn to him to look at him with mercy. — It is worth mentioning the personal efforts of men and women who have come to this Assembly from different partsRead More
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY, vía  • The prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Victor Fernandez, highlighted the relevance of the synodal assembly, the role of the laity with voice and vote, and what to expect and what not to expect. — The Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Víctor Fernández, highlighted the importance of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which begins with a time of prayer and which he considered a “relevant” event for theRead More