covenant of love Tag

GERMANY, Sebastian Roth• Presenting – With YOU More Happens! With this motto the “Night of the Shrine 2017” wants to offer inspiration and bring Schoenstatt alive at the beginning of September (01-03.09). Even though, on account of its geographical situation, this event mainly attracts German youth and young adults, we will be dealing with topics that are valid worldwide. We want to open Schoenstatt to the world and prepare ourselves for the future. That is why this year’s motto is: “Presenting – With YOU more happens!” Take the step andRead More
BRAZIL/ROME, Fr. Rodrigo Ríos, from the Archdiocese of Maceió, Brazil • As a child, my mother once took me to church, and giving me a scapular as a gift, she told me that Our Lady of Mt. Carmel was my godmother, and she would take care of me.  That image remains in my mind as the surrender of one mother to another.  Therefore that simple and beautiful picture always accompanied me.  In my youth, being part of a group of youths, I remember that we would make the consecration toRead More
POPE FRANCIS’ INTENTIONS BASED ON CURRENT EVENTS After the Angelus on the first Sunday of July, Pope Francis greeted the people of Rome and pilgrims from all over the world gathered in St. Peter’s Square. He used the opportunity to ask, once again, for “peace in Venezuela.” “On 5 July, Venezuela celebrates the anniversary of its independence. I promise my prayers for this beloved nation and express my closeness to the families who have lost their children in the demonstrations. I call for an end to the violence and thatRead More
ROMA BELMONTE, Maria Fischer • May, Mary’s month in Italy as well as in many countries, had a celebratory touch at the Belmonte Schoenstatt Shrine. The penultimate day of the month also ended with a touch of celebration. This 30 May was celebrated on the eve of the Feast of Mary’s Visitation, with a Mass with Bishop Guido Marini, the Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations. Approximately fifty people among them Belmonte Shrine pilgrims and Schoenstatters from Cor Ecclesiae Shrine, Rome, gathered in front of the Shrine, decorated with a hostRead More
PARAGUAY, Amada Girett with Maria Fischer • Santa Rita, the Alto Paraná city that has two wayside shrines (both are already a part of the digital mosaic of the Original Pilgrim Mother in Belmonte’s Joao Pozzobon Hall), experienced a visit by the Auxiliary MTA to the missionaries’ homes. Although it is the midst of summer vacation and it was very hot, this visit was a good reason to prepare for the renewal of the Covenant of Love with greater anticipation. Joy cannot be contained On the first 18th of theRead More
PARAGUAY, Melissa N. Torres A. • At Fr. Martín Gómez’ request the Professional Women’s Branch took on the apostolate at Good Shepherd prison in Asunción. Since May 2015, every Sunday from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Branch volunteers travel through every unit of the prison accompanied by the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign’s Pilgrim Mother. They teach the inmates to pray; they share the Gospel and pray the rosary.  On one of these visits, the mothers from the Amanecer unit expressed their desire to have their children baptized, and incredibly, they alsoRead More
ECUADOR, Montse de Martínez • On the radiant morning of 8 November, 450 students from the Schools of the Charitable Society of Women from Guayaquil sealed their Covenant of Love with the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt. It was the third consecutive year; 1,330 youths, full of joy and good resolutions for our heavenly Mother, have already consecrated themselves. This initiative emerged from a life group of the Family Branch “With Mary faithful pilgrims, as a family, toward the Father,” the women also belong to the Mothers’ Branch. Through MargaritaRead More
by Felix Geyer • “Take our love, our loyalty, our yes. For Schoenstatt’s new 100 years. This is what this torch represents”. This was heard during the celebration of the Jubilee 2014’s Vigil in the large pilgrims’ arena. The torch, which the youths brought from Italy that lit pilgrims’ candles and the fire in the large fountain, became the symbol of that night and of new beginnings. Primarily, it is a promise: whoever lit his/her candle took the torch, or in the shrine, promised “Blessed Mother, here I am,” nowRead More

Posted On 06.11.2016In Covenant Life

A different morning

PARAGUAY, Sandra Lezcano • Tuesday, the 18th was a day different from others. I was not leaving hurriedly to get to the office, but rather, I was eager to arrive at Tupãrenda on time to greet the Blessed Mother, who makes and breaks my life. At dawn on this day, it already felt hot; undoubtedly we would have a very hot gathering as usual in Paraguay. However this morning there was a breeze, unlike others, because although the sun was hot, the breeze was cool, because a mother always takesRead More
Fr. Guillermo Carmona, National Director for the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina • We share the covenant letter sent to the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina with a message that can be adapted and applied to all of our realities.   Dear brothers and sisters in the Covenant, Every 18th of October, we are invited to immerse ourselves in the mystery of the Covenant to give thanks and remember the Blessed Mother’s actions in the history of our Family. We would not be what we are if she had not touched theRead More