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Madre ven - Gibraltar
SPAIN, Maria Fischer • “In this difficult moment, Mother of Mercy, “Madre, Ven” [Come, Mother in Spanish]. The image of Our Lady of Ephesus arrived from Ephesus (Turkey) in Valencia to visit the sick, elderly, prisoners, and religious communities. — Thus reads the note from Ainhoa Clavel from COPE in Valencia. A Pilgrim Mother has been traveling through Spain since May and people come from their homes to greet her, give her flowers, offer her rosaries, hymns, and prayers. A phenomenon in a country that has a high number ofRead More
Fr. Diogo Barata on behalf of the Schoenstatt Fathers of Spain | Letter to the Schoenstatt Movement of Spain • The Schoenstatt Fathers from Spain want to share with you a first reflection on the news that have appeared in the last few hours. It is an investigation of recently declassified historical files that have brought to light accusations of alleged abuses by our founder. Father Joseph Kentenich – as we all know him – was removed from his work as a result of an apostolic visitation in the earlyRead More
SPAIN, Barbara and Eduardo Aymerich • La Vileta is a district of Palma, Mallorca; La Vileta’s Immaculate Conception Parish, elevated, sober and welcoming, opens its doors to all projects witnessing to Christ, Mary, and the new evangelization. That is where a group decided to take our Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt to ignite more people’s needy hearts. Hand in hand with their Pastor, Fr. D. Julio, a young priest of Argentinean origin but established and formed at the Mallorca seminary, they unfolded and developed Covenant workshops to give the firstRead More
SPAIN, editorial team. The bishop of the Diocese of Terrassa, Josep Ángel Saiz Meneses will ordain Eduard Forcada Zamora, a member of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers. — The celebration will take place on Saturday, 2 June 2018 at 11.30 (Spanish time, GMT +2) at the Schoenstatt Shrine in Barcelona (Passeig del Prat 10, Valldoreix), and will be streamed live via the Internet, so that the whole International Schoenstatt Family can participate. Transmission link:   http://xurl.es/eduardforcada The Schoenstatt Fathers, together with the soon-to-be ordained priest, give thanks for the support andRead More
SPAIN, Proyecto 3MR, Juan Zaforas and editorial team • The most recent request came from Australia, from the Cistercian Abbey in Yarra Glen. Since 29 April, they and everyone that in one-way or another knew about the movie, no longer has to search or wait. The movie, originally in Spanish with subtitles in several languages, is now accessible to everyone having been uploaded to YouTube, thanks to a very generous apostolic gesture. We are talking about the movie, Tres monjes rebeldes [Three Rebel Monks], a non-profit project, undertaken to makeRead More
SPAIN, by Patricia Navas in Aleteia.org • Her marriage separation has transformed her into an expert on closing emotional wounds. In Spain, María Luisa Erhart has listened and accompanied separated married persons for more than ten years through a Catholic service that she leads, which bears the name of the place Jesus rested – Betania [Bethany]. In the following interview in Aleteia, she shares her healing process and confirms that “when God allows a separation, it is always for a greater good.” What common sufferings do separated people experience? NotRead More
SPAIN, Elena Martín Otín • It has already been ten years since the birth of Betania Spain. What began as a small reality for four separated women, under the protection of its founder María Luisa Erhardt, and Fr. Gabriel García Serrano, our counselor, today is huge reality for more than 200 women integrated into twelve groups. They are united by the common factor of their marriage break-ups. Many of them are in the process of an ecclesial annulment of marriage, or they have resolved this; others are divorced or inRead More
SPAIN/CUBA, Mónica and José Delgado-Iribarren • Mission Cuba as a family! In July, the entire family departed for Santa Cruz del Sur, a coastal city in southern Cuba. During Jubilee 2014, we met Fr. Bladimir, the pastor, who encouraged two families to go there during the summer.  During the same time, eight young professionals with a great missionary vocation prepared their trip to the same parish. On 1 August, all of us were there together. We have four children ages 12-19. When we finally finalized our trip and we boughtRead More
SPAIN, Pilar de Beas • On 19 May, José Antonio Alvaredo, a member of the Spanish Family Federation, died. He was the first one to depart to the eternal Schoenstatt. The Family Federation asked his wife for a testimony about his life and his commitment to Schoenstatt. Here it is. A few years ago, José Antonio wrote about our marriage, how we learned about Schoenstatt, and how we felt called by our Mother to fulfill a mission. He joined Schoenstatt at the age of 19, and he was in theRead More

Posted On 17.10.2016In Projects

Forta launched in Spain

SPAIN, Manuel de la Barreda Mingot • The first Forta (Marriage Strengthening) in Spain took place the weekend of 30 September to 2 October 2016, and I had the immense good fortune to attend with my wife, Lourdes. Due to Forta’s set up, we will not reveal anything that happened during the session or its content, so couples that attend in the future can enjoy it fully, including allowing oneself to let go and trust.  One must lay him/herself bare becoming small and humble, opening oneself up to what comesRead More