covenant of love Tag

ORIGINAL SHRINE, Roberto González • In Schoenstatt, we are accustomed to carrying things out differently, that is, we pursue “living organically” like our Father and Founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich, wanted so much, and on this occasion, uniting young people gathering with the religious was no exception. This ideal was realized the weekend of 1- 3 September 2017, through the “Night of the Shrine”, where more than 500 youths from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Latin America, and other countries met to experience a different time and recharge their batteries before returning toRead More
PARAGUAY, Sebastián y Concepción Martín • The Ayolas, Paraguay Schoenstatt community shared a gathering of great joy and fruitfulness on the road to their Covenant of Love with the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt. On September 2, Fr. Tommy Nin Mitchell, the Schoenstatt National Director in Paraguay, celebrated a double ceremony, and Fr. Esteban Chaparro, the pastor of Ayolas, con-celebrated. Strong growth In the two and a half years since the Ayolas’ Schoenstatt Family Branch founding, there are already three working groups with a total of thirty couples. The firstRead More
PARAGUAY, Fr. José Luis Correa and editorial team• A group of seminarians from Paraguay has begun their road to the Covenant of Love. It is a big step for them, but also for this country’s Schoenstatt Movement, where there are still no communities of diocesan priests. According to Fr. Kentenich, they play a very important role in the development of the Movement, since they are a bridge and attachment between the Movement and the bishops, and their presence in the parish is of key importance for spreading Schoenstatt, and itsRead More

Posted On 06.09.2017In Campaign

A Day of grace in Bragado

ARGENTINA, Rosana Luna • On August 21, some members of the community sealed their Covenant of Love with the Blessed Mother during the 7:00 pm Mass, in St. Rose of Lima Parish in Bragado, Diocese of Nueve de Julio. Moreover another group received the apostolic sending forth to be new missionaries taking the Pilgrim Mother to several places in the community. Fr. Horacio gave a brief reflection explaining the origin and the meaning of the Covenant of Love, and simultaneously, he invited everyone present to renew their Baptismal commitment. AfterRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Douglas and Vivian Moser (Spain) • The Original Shrine was decorated with red, white, and blue during the days 14-21 July! During those days, the Sisters of Mary, Resia Käppeler and Angelina Duvoisin, by Fr. Deogratias Marakuhiro, of the Schoenstatt Institute of Priests, and some families from Spain, who belong to the Family Work, and who had friendly ties with the couples from this country, welcomed a lively French pilgrimage from Cambrai, Paris, and Toulon. It was an intense time, in which approximately sixty pilgrims, including three priestsRead More
GERMANY, Josef Tasch • What, don’t you know Kentenich?  The saying comes from a question, a song line – a motto for the youth vigil in Oberkirch.  It is really understandable only in German, but the temptation to make it into a play of words has continued for decades. A great festival was celebrated 50 years ago in Oberkirch on June 18 for the occasion of the visit of Father Joseph Kentenich in the Schoenstatt center “Marienfried.” On this occasion, the Schoenstatt Youth uses the annual pillar festival in orderRead More
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