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CHILE, Pablo Gaete Martínez, Ñuble Region • It has been a couple of years (twelve to be exact) since I wrote for the Family International, but perhaps this historical moment that we are living as humanity made me reconsider the idea of writing an article. The contexts in which the coronavirus has changed our lives and even our way of living and being a community, of living our Covenant; in summary: the way of being family and family life in Schoenstatt. The Shrine to which I belong is called MonteRead 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
SPAIN, Paz Leiva • In a few days it will be my birthday again. Years back, I knew by now who would come, how many of us would be there for lunch, for dinner. — This year is rare and different from any other. Even different from birthdays spent away from home, in which, for lack of a mobile phone, I had to phone home to be congratulated.  My birthday usually falls in Lent, sometimes even on a Friday – the menu gets complicated, I’ll have to think about servingRead More
CHURCH REACHING OUT IN TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS, Agenzia Fides  • The Presidency of the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM), together with the Bishops of Mexico, on Easter Sunday, April 12, will celebrate at 12 noon (Mexico time), the Act of consecration of Latin America and the Caribbean to Our Lady of Guadalupe, “to invoke the end of the pandemic”.— As the President of CELAM, Archbishop Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, Archbishop of Trujillo, writes, “the present moment requires us, as Pastors, to see and listen to the afflictions of our peoples, toRead More
ÜBERLEGUNGEN UND EIN KONKRETES TUN IN ZEITEN VON CORONAVIRUS, von P. Elmar Busse • The Rhein-Zeitung reported about it this week. Today, on the 5th Sunday of Lent, he did it again. In Germany, walking alone or in pairs is allowed. He walked in twos, in Dernbach, where he worked: Father Elmar Busse, Schoenstatt Father, or in reality three: together with Jesus Christ in the monstrance. Why he does this and what it means for him, he wrote down for schoenstatt.org. — When God revealed His name to Moses atRead More
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke/mf • Paraguay was one of the first countries in the Americas to apply restrictive measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. On March 11th, it suspended the activities in educational institutions and events of massive attendance, and a week later it decreed the total isolation of the population, with exceptions for those who carry out essential work and need to be supplied. What about the young people of the Mother House of Tuparenda? — They had to suspend activities a long time ago. These activitiesRead More
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • The Madrugadores are a community of men who, together, by the hand of Mary, advance with Jesus Christ, towards God the Father. Can the COVID-19 cut short this ideal that was embodied so many years ago? Not at all! Together, truly together, we will continue on our way and nothing can stand in the way of our ideals.— This is what echoed in our hearts in the face of an incontrovertible reality: quarantine and in the middle of Lent. Difficult times require creative solutions, and forRead More
SPAIN, Paz Leiva • People are worth much more than their rulers, even if they knew how to rule, which is a lot to assume. I say this because of what we have been living in Spain since the existence of the coronavirus was known. — We are now eight days into our confinement. Some of us have been at home longer than that because of a doctor’s prescription. My ear doctor, who knew of the seriousness of what was to come, left me in seclusion two weeks ago. TheRead More
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CHILE, Patricio Young • We live in the midst of an individualistic world where my wishes and will take precedence over those of the rest of society, where rights are privileged over duties. Where hedonism, greed and power for power’s sake are the maxims that move us. There is no consequence of life, between what I think, say and do, but justification of conduct. ” “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest withRead More
ARGENTINA, Diana Hernández • It is in moments of crisis that creativity is born, grows and develops. Hundreds of Masses, Rosaries, Stations of the Cross, messages on line… Thanks to the disposition of so many priests we are living these graces. — It is an original way of living communion in this “quarantine”, in Lent. The initiative of the Spanish family, to which we are all invited, to crown the Blessed Mother as Queen of physical and spiritual health, is to place everything in her hands and also to tellRead More