Europe Tag

IRELAND, Ann Marie Mc Laughlin • The Pilgrim Mother Auxiliary for Europe, which was crowned in Germany in 2012 began its first visit to Ireland since that crowning. It was collected from the Schoenstatt Sisters in Campsie Glen in Scotland on Saturday 12th of May.  The Pilgrim Mother arrived in Ireland with Sr. Margareta Bittner by car and ferry into Northern Ireland before proceeding southwards to Dublin, Ireland’s capital. — Coincidentally, Pope Francis will also attend the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August 2018. Travelling through Ireland The pilgrimRead More
European Conference on the Pilgrim Mother Apostolate
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Mary Cole • My attendance at the European Conference on the Pilgrim Mother Apostolate (= Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign), 16-18 March 2018,  in Schoenstatt was a last minute decision. I had been asked whether I could translate the keynote talks by Fr Walter and Sr Cacilda, who have been appointed to open a new international co-ordinating office for the Movement. Fr Walter is mainly based in Rome, and Sr Cacilda in Schoenstatt. Sr Marie Munz is the co-ordinator of the Pilgrim Mother in Germany and had the organisation ofRead More
EUROPE, Pilar Bacigalupo, Corina Blankenberg • At the end of August, a pedagogical seminar for educators took place at House Marienau in Schoenstatt.  The participants felt very well taken care of, and in the weeks since, have amassed the fruits of their labor from those days and put them together. Discover the pedagogy of Father Kentenich and spread it. Present the different facets of his pedagogy in such a way that they can be effective not only to accompany one spiritually, but also to be used in schools, in businessRead More
Together for Europe, Beatriz Lauenroth • The “European Adventure” officially began 60 years ago with the signing of the Treaties of Rome. On the 25th March 1957, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy and the Benelux Countries signed a series of contracts laying “the foundations of an ever-closer union among the peoples of Europe“ (Preamble to the Treaty). Today once more, the focus will be on Rome. On the 25th March 2017, European Heads of State will meet in Rome to offer a sign of unity in the contextRead More
ITALY/EUROPEAN UNION, by Álvaro Real, vía Aleteia.org • 700 people have been taken in during the last year, thanks to the humanitarian corridor made possible by the San Egidio Community.  This is a record number if we take into account the statistics of refugees being taken into European Union countries. This initiative has made it possible to take in more refugees in 2016 than those taken in by the 15 countries of the European Union. This project has had unprecedented success after just one year in existence, and allows refugeesRead More
From Archbishop Emeritus Robert Zollitsch DD, Freiburg, Member of the Institute of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests • When I watch the news about the wave of refugees and their camps in Greece on TV; when I read the press reports on the number of asylum seekers or even the arson attacks on homes for asylum seekers, I sometimes think: How would it be if I was one of them and had to experience personally what they are going through? So it is one of my greatest aims to make the peopleRead More
TOGETHER FOR EUROPE – Impressions of the conclusion of the Congress on 1 July 2016 • While she was reading the Sacred Scriptures, Salomy thought of her experiences on this second day of the Congress “Together for Europe”. She had read an exciting story from the Old Testament, in this case, that of Elias who maintained that if you only pray ardently and trustingly enough to God for rain, this God would hear him and let it rain. … After a nerve-racking wait a tiny little cloud appeared on theRead More
TOGETHER FOR EUROPE – Impressions of 1 July 2016, morning • “That’s awesome that’s absolutely awesome!” Manuela Miller didn’t spend much time with the welcome. She and her husband, Peter, were collaborating in one of the nineteen forums on the first day of the Congress “Together for Europe”, but they didn’t have much to say about that. Their main concern was their experience of the openness for one another, the togetherness they had experienced from the first day of the congress in the countless people they met – old andRead More
TOGETHER FOR EUROPE – Press Release July 2, 2016 • “We won’t be able to separate these Christians again, they belong together.” Not only Cardinal Reinard Marx showed that he was moved by the atmosphere among the five thousand present at the final rally of “Together for Europe” in Munich. After two days with a filled programme in Circus Krone, the Christians from two hundred communities and Movements from thirty-two countries wanted to offer a public sign of reconciliation and togetherness of the confessions. “Your togetherness is a force forRead More
TOGETHER FOR EUROPE – Press release July 1, 2016 (2) • In the afternoon of the second day of their Congress, seventeen podium discussions in the inner city of Munich took place between the communities and Movements, and politicians, Church representatives and motivators from the economy and society, and an interested public. “Christianity is not there to satisfy religious needs, but to place the world in a new light”, Cardinal Reinhard Marx emphasised in his statement on “Europe’s future lies in its roots”. Political influence has a part to playRead More