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Today, Braulio Heisecke answers: He is a 21 year-old Paraguayan presently living in Rome for a year; he is part of the Mission Rome group • Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the Church, in the world, and in our mission? I dream of a Schoenstatt that seeks to renew itself and continually questions itself about its spiritual and apostolic being. A Schoenstatt that seeks (personal andRead More
My name is Manuel de la Barreda Mingot. I have been married for twenty-four years to Lourdes Navarro, and we have four children ages 22, 20, 18, and 8. The third one, Javier, has Down syndrome and he is adopted • We have been a part of the Madrid Family League for sixteen years. We formed a life group with couples who are friends of ours and we have been able to keep it stable until now with few changes. We made our Covenant of Love in 2003 with partRead More
We are Pilar de Beas and José A. Alvaredo, a couple from the first course of the Spanish Family Federation. We both come from the youth branches of the movement. We have been married for thirty-three years, have six children and we are the founders and presidents of the Asociación Eduvida [Edulife Association] (http://www.eduvida.es), where we have taught courses for engaged couples for more than thirty years, family planning courses for fifteen years (we are monitors of the Sympto-Thermal Couple-to-Couple method) and courses of affective sexual education for ten years.Read More
Today’s answer: Alejandro Blanco Araujo, Ph.D. Member of the Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests (Schönstatt-Priesterbund), Argentina. Director for the Movement in Argentina. Pedagogical director for the Estrada Institute – City Bell (Schoenstatt school). Professor of the Philosophy of Religion at Del Salvador University, Buenos Aires  • Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love….what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the church and in the world, and in our mission? I dream of aRead More
GERMANY, Memholz, Maria Fischer • “Much that we start here is something Schoenstatt has done for a long time”, Auxiliary Bishop Florian Wörner remarked after the introductory round in the afternoon of 18 May in the large hall of the Schoenstatt Centre in Memholz. It was after 33 members of the Schoenstatt Movement had introduced themselves and what they were doing. Auxiliary Bishop Wörner of Augsburg is the director of the Institute for New Evangelisation in the diocese, so his reaction was more than a nice summary or praise, butRead More
Today, Father Daniel Lozano answers: He is a member of the General Directorate of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests, from Rosario, Argentina. He has been the Rector of the Matri Ecclesiae Shrine, in Rome, Belmonte since February 2015 •   Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the Covenant of Love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the Church, in the world, and in our mission? I dream of it as a force that opens itself toRead More
Today Fr Leonhard Erhard, retired parish priest and member of the Priests’ Federation, who is working at the Schoenstatt Centre in Memholz, Germany, will answer these questions. “As an end-of-range model with some mobility, who is just about able not to stand in the way of active life, I no longer fit completely into the optimistic Jubilee spirit of a new start. When they look back at the answers offered until now, people could arrive at the idea that a photo from Granny’s album has got lost.” That was howRead More
Every part of the Church, and many others outside of her – believers or non-believers – have received Pope Francis` clear and hope-filled words. They are also words that motivate us to assume the responsibility we all have to build a world in accordance to the Will of God, in the strength of the Spirit and through the way of Christ. Cardinals and bishops, priests, men and women religious, novices and seminarians, families, the youth and elderly, communities and institutes have received this challenge to go out “onto the street”Read More
Today, Alfredo Cabrera answers: he has been married for 18 years to Claudia Ríos, and they have three children. Alfred is coordinator for Rosario de Hombres [Rosary for Men] in Paraguay and his wife is coordinator of the Pastoral for engaged couples in Tuparenda • Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the Church and in the world, and in our mission? We have learned much with Schoenstatt,Read More
“Pope Francis looks ahead and calls for a Church that sets out, because “God’s word constantly shows us how God challenges those who believe in him ‘to go forth’” (EG20). Those who only look back and want to preserve it, will lose the future. That is why our Holy Father urges us “to move from a pastoral ministry of mere conservation to a decidedly missionary pastoral ministry”.” Archbishop Emeritus Robert Zollitsch from Freiburg, and Head of the German Bishops’ Conference up until 2013, chose “Evangelii Gaudium” as the theme forRead More