Easter Tag

PARAGUAY, by Fr. Antonio Cosp • While the more than 24 participants of the Kentenich Communication Workshop prepared their “24 stories of the same Holy Mass on 1 May in Tupãrenda,” they received an inspiring greeting from Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, the president of the Schoenstatt General Presidium: “I am very happy that you have gone ahead with this Kentenich Communication Workshop. I want to congratulate you and encourage you for this initiative for all who are participating and those who have made it possible. Often it pains us thatRead More
SPAIN, by Javier Díaz-Laviada• Captained by the Blessed Mother, ninety Schoenstatt missionaries embarked on the family missions to San Miguel Parish, at Peñarroya, Pueblo Nuevo for the second year. Fr. Manuel, the pastor, and all his people, welcomed them again with the best that they had: their smiles, their simplicity, their hospitality and affection. They celebrated the days of Jesus’ Passion and Resurrection with them through workshops for people of all ages that were well attended. In solidarity, they accompanied the parishioners in their processions with the Christ of GoodRead More
by Maria Fischer, Editorial team • First, the report: Pope Francis had sleeping bags and small gifts distributed to the homeless in Rome during the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. The Vatican almoner, Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, went through the streets along with volunteers and homeless people distributing the packages among those who were sleeping in the street. This work was carried out in “spiritual unity” with the Stations of the Cross that were being simultaneously held at the Coliseum, where Francis and tens of thousands faithful remembered Christ’sRead More
From the editorial office • Easter close to the shrine of all of us! It is also “commitment for construction.” From April 2 – 12, young volunteers from Germany spent Easter days in Rome and along with the Reinle Family. They placed 180 square meters of paving stones between the main square and the entrance. Once again Belmonte has been home for these eighteen people. Among the “floor laying” youths there were also four Fackellauf runners. They commented: As Fackellauf runners, Rome pulls us to the heart of the Church.Read More

Posted On 25.04.2015In Something to think about

Encounter

ARGENTINA, Fr. Guillermo Carmona, National Director of the Schoenstatt Movement/Argentina • Dear brothers and sisters in the Covenant of Love, The motto for the year invites us “to go out to the encounter.” A first assumption to achieve it is to cultivate closeness. We will talk about this in this Covenant of Love letter. Nobody goes out to the encounter without not first getting “close” to others. 1. The source which nourishes our closeness is the experience of Mary who is always close. She goes out in seach for usRead More