Everyday Sanctity Tag

USA, Christy Wilkens • Christy is mom to six wonderful, active children, and wife to Todd. Christy’s children attend Regina Mater, an educational community based on the pedagogy of Father Kentenich located in Austin, Texas in the USA.  The following is from her wonderful and painfully honest struggles of living out her faith in everyday sanctity, particularly their journey raising a child with profound special needs. This post was recently shared on Regina Mater’s Facebook page and website.  Perfect for the start of Lent! — Three ways to live LentRead More
A commentary on the Gaudete et Exsultate Apostolic Exhortation , by Juan Enrique Coeymans, Chile • Pope Francis’ recent Gaudete et Exsultate Apostolic Exhortation on the call to holiness in today’s world resonates with Schoenstatt children, whose familiarity with this topic is taken for granted, and sometimes even forgotten.— Disproving the comments of many ill-informed journalists who say that Pope Benedict was very intellectual and that Pope Francis has little theological formation, the first thing that draws our attention is precisely the theological, biblical and patristic depth of the textRead More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • Costa Rica was a likely place, where for the first time at a Schoenstatters’ retreat, the new apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), was the topic. — On Sunday, 8 April, fifteen men from the Men’s Branch had their afternoon retreat close to the Family of Hope Shrine. Fr. José Luis accompanied and inspired them with a personal meditation. Monday, 9 April through Tuesday the 10th, it was the Mothers’ Branch’s turn. Seventy-five women arrived at the St. Benedict retreatRead More
GERMANY, EDITORS • In the early hours of the morning on the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday – Rejoice – Cardinal Karl Lehman, for many years Bishop of Mainz and President of the German Catholic Bishops’ Conference, died. “A great theologian, bishop and philanthropist leaves us” wrote Cardinal Marx, Munich, President of the German Bishops’ Conference. Many in the Schoenstatt Movement are connected with Cardinal Lehmann and mourn his passing. — He was patron of the Academy for Marriage and Family Pedagogy and presented certificates to many freshly qualifiedRead More