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GERMANY, Maria Fischer • “Commemoration of a teacher” is the title of an article in the Saarbrücker Zeitung, which deals with the decision of the Heusweiler local council to name three streets in a new residential area. “Heusweiler local council reminds us with its decision of two old cadastral names and with “Charlotte-Holubars-Pathway” of a teacher who became victim of the Nazi dictatorship”, so the subtitle. A teacher, a Schoenstatter, a woman who did not let herself be intimidated by the Nazis and paid for it with her life, namelyRead More
Fr. Diogo Barata on behalf of the Schoenstatt Fathers of Spain | Letter to the Schoenstatt Movement of Spain • The Schoenstatt Fathers from Spain want to share with you a first reflection on the news that have appeared in the last few hours. It is an investigation of recently declassified historical files that have brought to light accusations of alleged abuses by our founder. Father Joseph Kentenich – as we all know him – was removed from his work as a result of an apostolic visitation in the earlyRead More
USA, Zachary E. Larson • Among all the major events occurring around the world, one happened rather quietly: the crowning moment of a vocation. Jeff Roedel, the first Schoenstatt Father to be ordained in the USA in 16 years, became a Roman Catholic Priest on June 6th, 2020. When Archbishop Listecki laid his hands on the Wisconsinite and conferred the Holy Spirit upon him, Jeff’s work of many years reached its peak. —   Some of Jeff’s friends journeyed from afar to accompany him. I and several other members ofRead More
YOUTH – THE NOW OF THE CHURCH, WYD LISBON 2023 • The Holy Father announced that the #WYD and the World Meeting of #Families have each been postponed for one year: #Rome2022, #Lisboa2023.— Taking heed of the concerns of families and young people to adjust these events according to changed logistical circumstances and requirements, wanting to promote better organizational and pastoral preparation, taking into account the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic is having and will have on families and young people, these are the reasons behind the postponement of theRead More
ARGENTINA,  Claudia Echenique • Today I want to tell you about the experience of Mirtha, a lady in her 70s, during this time of coronavirus quarantine. She lives alone in her apartment in Buenos Aires, since her family live in different cities in Argentina. — Mirtha loves Jesus Christ and loves “her” father Joseph Kentenich. She collaborates as a volunteer in Confidentia, the house of the Schoenstatt Movement downtown. There she participates in the Circle of Members of the Mothers’ Branch, she makes adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and oneRead More
Harald M. Knes, Institute of the Schoenstatt Brothers of Mary  • Since February 21, 2020, it is official from the Church: Mario Hiriart Pulido lived a life in which, with the help of God’s grace, he lived Christian virtues in an outstanding way. I would like to highlight four aspects of his life. — Christian spirituality in a church critical environment Father Joseph Kentenich saw the Church heading towards a time of profound change and renewal. The Founder wanted to help the members of the Schoenstatt Movement and all ChristiansRead More
SPAIN, Paz Leiva • Fifteen Schoenstatters were able to attend the National Congress of the Laity, thanks to the good work and perseverance of Susana Arregui, from the Mothers’ Branch, and Manuel Carrasco, from the Family League. Both have been working for many years in ecclesiastical institutions without any support or assistance. Nevertheless, they obtained more places to participate, than they originally had. Three of us from the Family Federation are with Manuel at the Journey of the Secular Apostolate and he encouraged us to participate in the Congress. HeRead More
COSTA RICA, Testimonies of the first Schoenstatt retreat for young couples, compiled by Carla Hidalgo • What we liked the most was to feel the Church present in all the details, from those who came to give us talks and the monitors who gave so much heart into everything, to those who assumed with love to do their bit so that we could have our family altar. We, the young couples, are learning to be a domestic Church and in the retreat we have learned by the example of everyone,Read More
ROME, via www.sac.info • On January 19, 2020, the first day of the triduum was celebrated in preparation for the feast of St. Vincent Pallotti with adoration and Vespers, led by Fr. Stanisław Stawicki in the church of SS. Salvatore in Onda. The Holy Mass was presided over by Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, the Secretary to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life and also a member of the Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers. Many members of the Union of Catholic Apostolate and friends of St. Vincent participated inRead More
AUSTRALIA, Sr M. Rebecca • The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) held every two years in a different city in Australia, is a chance for thousands of young Catholics (aged 15-25) to gather, encounter Jesus and celebrate their faith. This year, the city of Perth, Western Australia was chosen to host ACYF 2019 with the theme: ‘Listen to what the Spirit is saying’. We prepared to welcome 5,500 youth nationwide from Sunday, December 8 to Tuesday, December 10. — The ACYF Expo, with more than 80 stalls, comprising of participating Catholic agencies, organisations, religious orders, ecclesial movements and allRead More