covenant of love Tag

Alianza de Amor
PARAGUAY/MEXICO, Juan Ramón Santoyo Reyes, Novice • It is October 20th in Tupãrenda, and it is raining. Two days have already passed since the celebration of October 18th here in our shrine “Nation of God, Heart of America”. For my part, I wanted to write a small reflection on the Covenant of Love that has matured during the last few days. — In the time leading up to October 18, some important memories have come to mind, some different definitions to describe the Covenant, and certain ideas on how toRead More
Alianza de Amor Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Ricardo Barrantes • The morning of Saturday, November 3, began with rain at the Family of Hope Shrine, however, this did not prevent the preparations for the Covenant of Love that would be made moments later by several groups of couples from beginning. — Groups G4 Hearts pointed in Faith, G5 Messengers of Light, G6 Instruments of Mary, of the Family Branch of the East Sector of San José, G4 Walkers in Faith and G5 Homes welcomed by Mary of Carthage and a member of G2 of theRead More
alianza
COSTA RICA, Sergio Sánchez • The Covenant of Love with Mary is Schoenstatt’s original way of living the baptismal covenant. It expresses and guarantees our covenant with the Blessed Trinity. Understood in this way, it is “the source of vitality and the center of Schoenstatt’s spirituality”, the heart of Schoenstatt. And today, especially in the Family of Hope Shrine, this vitality could be experienced. — From very early in the morning, monitors and members of the Pastoral groups of the Shrine worked on all the details for the great celebration;Read More
Heredia Señoras
COSTA RICA, Gabriela Quesada •  Last July, work began with our national advisor, Father José Luis Correa, and with Father Manuel Peña, pastor of the Church of San Pablo, Heredia, on the enthronement of the picture of our beloved Blessed Mother in this parish. The goal was to have her with us on October 18, 2022 to celebrate and commemorate such an important date for us Schoenstatters. And so it was. — What began as a desire and a wish of several people from Heredia and Father Peña has becomeRead More
Cartago
COSTA RICA, Laura Loaiza • On November 12, in the Family of Hope Shrine, in Santa Ana, San José, with great joy and a willing heart, three groups of the Ladies’ Branch of the Diocese of Cartago, with a total of 25 women sealed their Covenant of Love, in which they exchanged hearts, goods and interests with the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt. — This unforgettable moment was presided over by Father José Luis Correa. The Diocese of Cartago currently has ten groups of the Ladies’ Branch, inspired by theRead More
univeritarias
COSTA RICA, María Paula Alvarado • On Sunday, November 6th, twenty-four young university girls sealed their Covenant of Love in the Schoenstatt Shrine in San José. — This group prepared for eight workshops with their leaders, and the girls created attachments in their respective groups, in which joy and service to the Blessed Mother was reflected. Beyond being the leader of the university girls of San José/West, to have been part of this process as a leader was a great gift for me. The day I met all of themRead More
Audiencia
POPE FRANCIS – MEETING WITH THE SCHOENSTATT FATHERS • On Thursday, September 1, Pope Francis received the participants of the General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers. The Pope emphasized that the mystery of the redemption that Our Lord Jesus Christ has accomplished for all humanity and the whole world has the characteristic note of the Hebrew word berith, covenant, covenant. The blood of Jesus shed on the Cross and offered as a sacrifice of love for all of us (cf. Mk 14:24; 1 Cor 11:25) constituted an irrevocable relationship betweenRead More
Monterrey Santuario
MEXICO, Karla Leal •  As an teenager, almost an adult, in the late 90’s, I used to climb up the sidewalk that existed at that time, and I carried a small bag with cement in one hand and with the other I held on to the ropes that were there to help us climb. Some time later, I remember the blessing of the wayside shrine that was built with the materials that so many young people carried up in backpacks. That day many little violet flowers came out and weRead More
Monterrey
MEXICO, Gabriela de la Garza •  It seems incredible the way time goes by when you love something, make it your home and recognize yourself as part of a big family. — On May 18, 2001, a dream began on the top of a hill…a madness for many, with a very rustic and complicated access road, without public services…but with the illusion, commitment and much love the Schoenstatt Family of Monterrey blessed the Shrine of Maria Camino al Cielo (Mary way to Heaven). There is no doubt that Mary tookRead More
Juventud Masculina
ARGENTINA, Agustín Toloza, Matías Zermatten, Matías Toledo, José Atencio, Lucio Roldán and Ignacio Buschiazzo, via www.schoenstatt.org.ar • December 12, 2021 will be from now on a historic day for the Schoenstatt Family of Santa Fe. On that day, at the Wayside Shrine located in the heart of the city, the first group of life of the Boys’ Youth sealed their covenant. — Last Sunday, after celebrating Mass in our place of grace, six young men sealed their covenant with our Mother. It was undoubtedly the most touching moment we haveRead More