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Über den Wolken

Posted On 28.04.2023In Covenant Life

Above the clouds

Pedro M. Dillinger between Chile and Germany •  I am sitting on the plane and enjoying the view. Reinhard Mey’s song comes to mind: “Above the clouds, freedom must be limitless…”(Über den Wolken). —  The word ” limitless” runs through my head, occupies me. The cloud formations, the play of colors, the immensity, ” limitless”, that fits. My seat, well, cramped, little legroom, ” limitless”? Rather not. I choose the view out the window. Easter. No limits Easter has expanded the limits of our imagination. It invites us to lookRead More
Easter 2023
POPE FRANCIS, EASTER 2023 • “To rise again, to begin again, to resume the journey, we always need to return to Galilee; not to the encounter with an abstract, ideal Jesus, but to the living, concrete and throbbing memory of the first encounter with Him. Yes, brothers and sisters, to walk we must remember, to have hope we must nourish the memory. This is the invitation: remember and walk! If you recover the first love, the wonder and joy of the encounter with God, you will go forward. Remember andRead More
2022
POPE FRANCIS – Easter Message 2022 • At 12 noon, from the Central Loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Holy Father Francis addressed the Easter Message to the faithful present in St. Peter’s Square and to those listening to him through radio, television and other media. — Then, after the announcement of the granting of the indulgence given by Cardinal Protodeacon Renato Raffaele Martino, the Pope imparted the “Urbi et Orbi” Blessing. We publish below the Easter Message of the Holy Father: Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter! Jesus, theRead More
Casa Madre de Tuparenda
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • Everyone has suffered in the more than two years since the beginning of the pandemic, but especially the most disadvantaged throughout the world, including Paraguay. The “Casa Madre de Tupãrenda” (CMT) program could only be carried out digitally – by telephone and WhatsApp – and with the boys’ food, the house itself had to be closed. Visits to the youth prison, no way. But the time of Easter will come… — In the meantime, here in Paraguay the pandemic has happily subsided, so we canRead More
Erschalle laut
3MS (3-Minute-Stories), Maria Fischer • Yes, I know that the Easter season is over. But when we were allowed to sing again today at Sunday Mass for the first time in eight months, I was somehow firmly convinced that the organist would have to start singing this old Easter song right away. Resound loud, triumphant song. The Savior is risen. The church is alive, for she sings. — Silent night hummed very softly at Christmas mass. Soul, your Savior is free from the bonds only sung along in the heartRead More
EASTER 2020 in the time of the coronavirus, Maria Fischer • A recycled Easter candle from last year, in my home shrine; an LED flame candle with an Easter cross attached (for the first time in my long life, it’s acceptable) for a relative in a nursing home that I haven’t been able to visit for weeks. A bottle of holy water found in some corner of the house. And the most important thing on this Easter night of 2020: a candle in the window of my apartment, to beRead More
COVENANT SOLIDARITY, Sarah-Leah Pimentel • While most of us were enjoying the Easter celebrations, delighting in the beauty and joy of the Easter vigil liturgy or the surprise and wonder of the disciples in the Easter Sunday readings, for the Christians of Sri Lanka Good Friday never ended. Death overshadowed the promise of a new and renewed life.— The Easter candle splattered with blood of the martyrs reminds us that although Jesus is resurrected into eternal life, his body and the body of His Church remain on the cross ofRead More
EASTER 2018 – POPE FRANCIS’ HOMILY DURING EASTER SUNDAY MASS IN ST. PETERS • Pope Francis celebrated the Easter Mass of the Resurrection with thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square and improvised a homily during which he highlighted three aspects of the resurrection: surprise, haste, and what about me? In line with his message at the Easter Vigil, he challenged everyone:  “And what do I do on this Easter Day 2018?”— Complete text of Pope Francis’ homily, 1.4.2018 After listening to the Word of God from this Gospel passage,Read More
HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER TIME 2018• He is raised! We share the greatest message ever, and we share Pope Francis challenging sermon during Easter Vigil 2018.   Wishing all our readers an Easter earthquake ! — We began this celebration outside, plunged in the darkness of the night and the cold.  We felt an oppressive silence at the death of the Lord, a silence with which each of us can identify, a silence that penetrates to the depths of the heart of every disciple, who stands wordless before the cross.Read More
BRAZIL, Reginaldo Leite • At the branch meeting, the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth from Cornélio Procópio decided that they would embrace the Easter of Solidarity Project, and it was done. The Allies Group of Pedro Paulo and Elcio Faria took the lead, and they worked hard for some months. The boys made a brochure, they created a website, and they even had a motto: “Give candy and you will receive smiles.” The idea was to gather candies to donate to area nursery schools. This work impacted the outreach. Every Saturday theyRead More