covenant of love Tag

BOLIVIA, by Juan José Rocha • La Paz, Achumani, 21 November 2015. Today, twenty-three years ago or more precisely 8,400 days ago, our Achumani Shrine was blessed during a solemn celebration. On the afternoon of another anniversary of the blessing of the Shrine, sixteen couples sealed their Covenant of Love with the Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt in a grace-filled ceremony. Mother’s doing I recall a funny story in which St. Peter is very concerned upon noticing the presence of some souls, who he did not rememberRead More
Brazil, JUMAS South-East Region, 16 November 2015 on 130th birthday of Fr Kentenich • The year 2015, when we celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the Schoenstatt Young Men in the South-East Region, was marked by intensive currents of life, in particular through the resonance of the centenary celebrations of the covenant of love. Among the many spiritual inspirations in the Region, one thing came more and more to the fore: our founder, Fr Kentenich. He was present in various ways, for example, in the motto of the Schoenstatt Family: “WithRead More
BURUNDI, Fr. BANZIRIYUBUSA, via http://montsiongikungu.over-blog.com • More than 800 Catholics, mostly belonging to Schoenstatt, attended the Covenant of Love renewal Mass on the evening of 18 November 2015 at Mont Sion Gikungu. The Eucharistic celebration began at 17:00 in the Shrine. Four priests and a deacon concelebrated with Fr. Herménégilde Coyitungiye, who was the main celebrant. Our God is a God with us, let us praise Him He is a God who is with us, a God of life, because he takes care of everything to do with His children,Read More
By Ani Souberlich, Vicky Ramírez Jou, Sonia Zaracho, Marité and Ramón Marini, José Argüello, Fr. José Pontes, Andreza Ortigoza, Mima Cardona, María Emilia Vidal, Maria Fischer, Fr. Antonio Cosp and 50,000 pilgrims • “How the world’s largest 18 October was experienced in Tupãrenda, Paraguay,” is the title of a Facebook post, while, Fr. Antonio Cosp thanked all the collaborators for their contribution to the “celebration of celebrations in Tuparenda.” The songs along with Bishop Francisco Pistilli and Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, Bishop Joaquín Robledo, Bishop of San Lorenzo (bilingual) and Fr.Read More
PARAGUAY, Lena Barrios de Ortiz • The celebration for 18 October at Ciudad del Este Shrine, which also recently celebrated its 15th anniversary’s blessing, began early in the morning with a children’s Mass. It is a Mass that has been held at the Shrine for several years as part of 1,000,000 Children praying the Rosary campaign Church in Need sponsoring it. Children led the rosary. During the homily, Fr. Tommy Nin Mitchell, Director of the Schoenstatt Movement at Paraguay, encouraged the children’s participation by asking them: “Why do you comeRead More
By Maria Emilia Vidal, Maria Fischer, Ani Souberlich, María Victoria Ramírez Jou • Daybreak at the National Shrine Tuparenda Paraguay and the pilgrims arrived…. Arrival of the first pilgrims Servants The Rosary Campaign team was ready to welcome the missionaries The bells for the Iglesia Santa Maria de la Trinidad [Holy Mary of the Trinity Church] that were blessed that day   Waiting Children praying the rosary The grounds were full on a cool and sunny day Bishop Francisco Pistilli, celebrant of the Mass at 9:00 a.m. They greeted him:Read More
BRAZIL, Caieiras July 19, 2015: To the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth (JUMAS) in Brazil and for all of Schoenstatt• On 19 July, we gather to celebrate the anniversary of our Covenant of Love with the MTA and with God! Many of you do not know us, but know that we know who you are and we constantly pray for you. Who are we? We are the group “Apostles of Mary’s Boat” from Caieiras/São Paulo. We have been in existence for twenty years, twelve of them with the Covenant of Love andRead More
By Cristina White, Argentina, missionary of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign • The Synod on the Family convoked by the Holy Father will be held in Rome in October. We are aware of the great pressures and difficulties the Christian family is subjected to at the present time. As the Church, we count on the help of grace to find ways that will allow us to save it from so many attacks and so many worldly values to which it is subjected to. This is where the importance of praying forRead More
A cordial greeting to everyone from the Tupãrenda Shrine in Paraguay. I am Father Oscar Iván Saldívar, a Paraguayan Schoenstatt Father. I am 33 years old; I was ordained as a priest on November 9, 2013, in the church in construction Santa María de la Trinidad, in Tupãrenda (Ypacaraí-Paraguay). I learned about the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement, right here in Tupãrenda on October 18, 2000. My first experiences in Schoenstatt helped me to perceive God’s paternity and mercy. For this reason, in Covenant of Love with Mary – I sealed myRead More
Today Renate Immler, who lives at Durach near Kempten, in the Bavarian Allgau region, Germany, will answer our questions. Together with her husband, Christian, she is a member of the Schoenstatt Family Federation and a Family Trainer after completing a three-year course in Kentenich Pedagogy. They are the parents of six children, and have two foster children. They are also the supporters and motivating force behind the Josef Kentenich School in Leubas •   We are already six months into the second century of the covenant of love. What isRead More