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An interview with Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, editor of the book “Después del 31 de mayo. Una actualización del pensamiento de José Kentenich” (After the 31st of May.  An updating of Joseph Kentenich’s thinking) • Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, Santo Tomás University, Santiago, Chile, member of the Men’s Federation, beloved and well-known author in  schoenstatt.org  on topics of Father Kentenich and his mission (A Child’s Three Attitudes Towards Father Kentenich, The Mission of the 31st of May as a response to the Present time, Incarnation, Communion in Multiformity, Decentralization inRead More
A Chilean contribution to a discussion that often seems limited to Europe. By Fr. Hugo Tagle The number of immigrants in Chile has increased by 123% in the last decade.  From Haiti alone, more than 20,000 immigrants arrived in six months, that is, 110 a day.  Chile’s foreign policy has become more flexible and open to the world, following the trend of developing countries and the call of the UN to welcome millions of displaced people throughout the world. This is a sign of openness that enriches our cultural heritage,Read More
An interview with Fr. Marcelo Cervi, Future Rector of the Schoenstatt Shrine and International Center in Rome Belmonte • What does Belmonte in Rome represent? The Belmonte Schoenstatt Shrine and International Center in Rome were a gift from the International Schoenstatt Family to their founder, Father Joseph Kentenich, on the occasion of his 80th birthday in Rome, in 1965.  Father Kentenich saw this place as a concrete symbol of the International Schoenstatt Work’s full insertion into the Church.  Schoenstatt, as a Catholic Movement, was lacking concrete visibility in the cityRead More
BELMONTE/PHILIPPINES from Fr Klaus Alender and Maria Fischer • As the Rector, Fr Daniel Lozano, reported in his last letter, the building of the DOMUS PATER KENTENICH in Belmonte, Rome, continues “slowly, but the work has started again; we are already close to completion, even though some things are still missing.” Among the things that are still missing are what each country can contribute for “their” room from their Schoenstatt and national culture. The house has 31 guest rooms. These rooms are named after the countries where there was aRead More
By Agustín Lombardi, Guarapuava, Brazil • Many are the unknowns within the uncertain future of our countries, in both their political and economic surroundings. Therefore more and more, concern grows among the people regarding the future and financial substance. It is not necessary to say that to have this precaution and to plan is a great step. But…are we likewise concerned with the preparation and development of the inheritance we are going to leave? In the daily routine in which we are involved, we often do not allow ourselves toRead More
PARAGUAY, by Sebastián Acha • I know that the title of this article is known to many of you They are the words I received from the Father Telephone this morning, after experiencing a wonderful day. I cannot, now, hide the emotion on my face, in my broken voice, in my halting thoughts following Pope Francis’ words last night, here in Asunción, in this wonderful gift of his visit: “Paraguay is anything but dead, thank God. It is a people that is alive. When a people is unengaged and listless,Read More
Today’s answer: Alejandro Blanco Araujo, Ph.D. Member of the Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests (Schönstatt-Priesterbund), Argentina. Director for the Movement in Argentina. Pedagogical director for the Estrada Institute – City Bell (Schoenstatt school). Professor of the Philosophy of Religion at Del Salvador University, Buenos Aires  • Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love….what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the church and in the world, and in our mission? I dream of aRead More