covenant culture Tag

CUBA, Fr. Jorge Andrés Rubido Rosas • Just like a year ago, this summer, missionaries from the Schoenstatt Movement in Spain have come to the parish. Five girls on fire with love for Christ and the Blessed Mother have gladdened us with the testimony of their lives.— The mission experience was in Los Arabos, a town on the far east of Matanzas province, Cuba. In the mornings we went out to the streets to visit the sick and to invite the children to the children’s workshop. During the first weekRead More
URUGUAY, Juan Andrés Nopitsch • Studying the probability that Uruguay will win the World Soccer Cup? Creating a political consulting firm? At first glance, these do not seem like Schoenstatt projects, but they will be some of the subjects that are very pertinent to Uruguayan culture, which will allow Project Based Learning (PBL) in Providencia Center in Montevideo’s educational programs. What is it? What benefit will it have? How is this related to Fr. Joseph Kentenich’s pedagogy? —   Providencia Educational Center is a lay project of the Schoenstatt MovementRead More
POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE FOR WORLD COMMUNICATION DAY, by the editorial team • The feast of St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of journalists, celebrated on 24 January, was also the day Pope Francis published his message for the 52nd World Communications Day. In his message, Francis spoke about “fake news” and “journalism for peace.” From the editorial team of schoenstatt.org, as part of its commitment to professional communication that is in solidarity with and at the service of a covenant culture, we not only want to share this message,Read More
PARAGUAY, Agr. Eng. Martin Pereira Ortiz • At present the entire world is experiencing climate change, heat or cold spikes, hurricanes, violent rain, hailstorms, or prolonged droughts are happening more often. These natural disasters increase as a result of the imbalance we cause, or being realistic, what we previously called weather phenomena will be natural disasters in the future. In Paraguay, a small country of South America, a group of Agricultural Engineers, all of them Schoenstatters, united to contribute our knowledge, our hands and above all our covenant culture, toRead More
EL SALVADOR, Ana Mercedes Gutiérrez de Nieuwenhuis • Fr. José Luis Correa’s intense and fruitful visit to El Salvador just concluded; it is Bishop Oscar Romero’s country, the “bishop of the poor,” who was assassinated in 1980, beatified in 2015. “Archbishop Romero, who built peace with the power of love, bore witness to the faith with his life, totally committed to the extreme,” Pope Francis expressed on the day of his beatification. “In the beautiful land of Central America, bathed by the Pacific Ocean, the Lord granted his Church aRead More
Pope Francis to young people – editorial team • Under the mantle of Mary, you can rediscover the creativity and strength to be protagonists of a culture of alliance and thus to generate new paradigms to guide the life of Brazil” Pope Francis to the youth of Brazil at the closing of Rota 300, 29.07.2017 “I still hadn’t read the Pope’s message. I hope you can share it on schoenstatt.org because it confirms what he told us in 2014 in Paul VI Hall,” commented Fr. Alexandre Awi, the Secretary ofRead More
POPE FRANCIS • Tension is rooted in human nature: unity or diversity. The temptation of uniformity to the point of dictatorship at the cost of freedom. The temptation of polarisation to the point of creating walls, once again, at the cost of freedom. Pope Francis, just like so many of the Church’s saints, like Fr. Kentenich, encourages the audacity of freedom, the audacity of unity in diversity; of diversity in unity. In our Schoenstatt language, this is covenant culture. The condition and fruit of a new people, a new heartRead More
ITALY/ROME, Gian Francesco Romano • Among consolidated successes and new challenges on March 25, 2017, Europe celebrated sixty years of concrete commitment to achieve a united, peaceful and harmonious continent also in the diversity of its members.  To celebrate this milestone, and especially to entrust to God the future of the continent, today less clear than in the past, the members of numerous Christian Movements met again in Rome on the anniversary’s afternoon and had an international vigil of ecumenical prayer.  Schoenstatt also participated in the event and played aRead More
ROME BELMONTE, Maria Fischer in an interview with Fr. Marcelo Cervi • February 2nd, Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple also known as “Candlemass,” a feast for Belmonte and the small Belmonte family gathered in memory of a previous February 2nd, in 1966.  That day, Fr. Kentenich visited the Belmonte site and spoke on the mission of this place and this Shrine – which at that time only existed in people’s hearts – in the local and personal center of the universal Church, in the city of theRead More
Fr. Egon M. Zillekens • At the decisive moment no one took a photo. It was good that that was so, because we had to look for and find a photo that possibly expressed better than any other what the decision-makers of the regional Priests’ Federation from Germany, Switzerland, Portugal and the Czech Republic had experienced in the afternoon of 25 October towards the end of their annual regional conference, and what the Priests’ Federation of this territory wants to do in the coming year. The photo shows our ProphetRead More