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FRANCISCO in the USA, schoenstatt.org with press agencies • A challenging historical conference from a Church that sets out to encounter those who control the destiny of the planet and of millions of people. It was a conference filled with political impact similar to the visits to Strasbourg and Paraguay, in an encounter with those who build society. The address was broadcast live in full around the world, not only in the church media but also on TN24 in Argentina and Phoenix in Germany. For the first time, a Pope spokeRead More
Fr. Alexandre Awi, Brazil • Neither “conservative” nor “progressive.” Simply Church. There are “conservatives” and “progressives” among all of us, and these types also exist in the Church. Fortunately, the rich plurality of opinions and tendencies within the Church also finds a home within our Movement. We don’t find either Liberation Theology or the Mass in Latin detestable, because the Church also doesn’t. Whoever thinks it does should become more familiar with the official positions of the Church. There are people in our Movement who are sympathetic to Liberation TheologyRead More
Belmonte, Fr. Daniel Lozano • Dear friends, the month of July has come to a close; it means that the whole of Rome is on holiday. We will take up our activities again with a conference on 6 September, which will be attended by representatives from all over Italy. We start at 9 a.m. and close with Holy Mass at 5.30 p.m. On 18 July we celebrated the end of the pastoral year with Holy Mass on one of the hottest days of the year; there weren’t many present, butRead More
Today, Fr. Esteban Casquero answers: He belongs to the Schoenstatt Secular Institute of Priests. He carries out his pastoral work in the southern zone of the Province of Buenos Aires – Argentina (Coronel Dorrego and Monte Hermoso with its adjacent towns). He has belonged to Schoenstatt since his youth; he was a member of the Boys’ Youth. From there, he began his Covenant Road in the heart of the Shrine of the New Shores in Mar del Plata. “I have lived beautiful times in the Schoenstatt life and that ofRead More
LATIN AMERICA, Jorge Armas, Generación Francisco • Bañado Norte in Asunción, where more than 30 thousand people live, is one of many neighbourhoods in Latin America where one can clearly see the “existential peripheries and the social trash” produced by “civilisation that has gone too far” as well opposite that comes from the people: radically humanising neighbourliness, committed solidarity and deep faith. Pope Francis promised to visit his brothers in Bañado, rain or shine. And so he did. Entering one of the tin shanties, an 85-year old man hugged him,Read More
Chile, by Antonio Barschiesi Ferrari • On October 18, 2012, the Schoenstatt Family of Villa Aleman enthroned the picture of the Blessed Mother in a wayside shrine of the La Asunción Peña Blanca Parish located in the eastern sector of the commune. During these two years the Schoenstatters have integrated themselves into the life of the church with strength and joy. They have participated in the Parish Council, are in charge of some of the Holy Masses, collaborate in catechesis, health pastoral, workshops for parents, couples pastoral and a longRead More
Today, Alicia and Carlos Ferré answer: They are collaborators in the Family Work, Diocese of San Miguel, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Carlos Ferré is the author of the book, “The Social Saint: Joseph Kentenich’s thinking and practice about the social doctrine of the Church” and co-author of “Francis: The Joy that Springs from the People.”• 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 theRead More
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