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GERMANY, Sr. Cordula-Maria Leidig   • An information day about the Alpha Courses took place at the Schoenstatt Center in Wiesbaden and was the prelude to the “Alpha Course” project that the Schoenstatt Center is developing together with the parish of St. Peter and Paul (Wiesbaden-West). — For most of the 18 participants (from Wiesbaden up to the surrounding area of Bad Nauheim) “Alpha” was completely new territory: “Alpha” is a series of meetings where the Christian faith can be discovered in a relaxed atmosphere. At each meeting, questions aboutRead More
GERMANY,  Stephan und Rebecca Jehle • A few weeks ago at the Schoenstatt Center in Aulendorf, Rebecca and Stephan Jehle (family photo above), family trainers, organized a family weekend with eight families. All kinds of interesting articles could have been written about it, and then one was published on a participant’s blog.  We publish it here, with the author’s permission. Quite different… very different and very good.— Here is the original report (and more) by Dagny Locher: My husband is Catholic. Many are Catholic, I know, but he is reallyRead More

Posted On 30.07.2018In Projects

Travel log

ARGENTINA, Martín Mateu • Thanks to one of the participants of the Boys’ Youth’s Cruzada de Maria (Mary’s Crusade) from Latin America, José Argüello, a member of the schoenstatt.org editorial team, we received the following report. Martín Mateu, who was part of the organizational logistic team of Cruzada de Maria in January 2018, wrote it. Even after half a year since the event that we shared intensely on schoenstatt.org, the testimony written at the time of the experience is worth gold. — Day 6: Picheuta – Punta de Vacas. LastRead More
CHILE, Interview of Pedro Ossandón Buljevic, Vicar of Southern Area of Santiago, by Verónica Gutiérrez, schoenstatt.org  • As a response to the Holy Father’s initiative, the 10th Synod of the Archdiocese of Santiago concerning “Young People, faith, and vocation” will be held on the 19, 20,21 May. During the gatherings, more than 100,000 people’s opinions will be compiled, and they will work on proposals about the Catholic Church with those youths that are believers and non-believers. Bishop Pedro Ossandón will participate in this process, and he comments about the stagesRead 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
PRE-SYNODAL MEETING IN ROME, Magdalena Hartmann and Lucas Galhardo • At 12.30 today, in the Holy See Press Office, a press conference was held for the presentation of the Document of the pre-Synodal Meeting in preparation for the 15th General Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to be held in October 2018, on the theme: “Young people, faith and vocational discernment”. Meanwhile, the two members of the Schoenstatt Youth who participated in the pre-synodal meeting, Magdalena Hartmann (Germany) and Lucas Galhardo (Braszil), sent the following video message to allRead More
TOWARDS THE YOUTH SYNOD, editorial team • One week after signing up as the first pilgrim for the World Youth Day, in the presence of two young people, Pope Francis once again used the moment after the Angelus to turn the whole Church’s attention to the youth.— Francis reminded everyone that in a month, from 19 to 24 March, 300 young people from all over the world will arrive in Rome for a preparatory meeting for the Synod in October. Two youth from the Schoenstatt Movement will participate in thisRead More
TOWARDS THE YOUTH SYNOD, Maria Fischer and Claudia Echenique • If the Youth Synod had been convened by Pope Benedict XV in 1914, the youth of Schoenstatt’s founding generation and Fr. Kentenich would have participated with great enthusiasm and commitment. He believed in the dynamic and creative power of youth to jump start Schoenstatt’s development in the face of the challenges of the time. A century later, Pope Francis truly wants to listen to the youth because he desires a Church that has them in mind and that comes fromRead More
CHILE, vía ACIprensa • As part of the preparations for the Youth Synod which Pope Francis has called for 2018, Chile is launching the book “Una fe que encanta y aunque duela, no espanta” (faith that enchants and even though it hurts, it doesn’t frighten), published by Catholic journalist Trinidad Ried. Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, presented in a question and answer format, this book tries to answer the questions that many young people have about the faith in an accessible way. According the author, the workRead More
ENGLAND, Clare Lyddieth-Barnes • Preparing for this year’s family week was similar, in many ways, to preparing for any other family week, especially one in the U.K: pack 13 outfits for each child, shorts and sandals as well as cardigans and jumpers, potential fancy dress outfits plus concert costumes, buckets and spades alongside wellies [rubber boots] and waterproofs [raincoats], 70 nappies[diapers] and a pram[baby carriage] with a rain cover. My full packing list would probably take up the whole magazine and, while Patty is eager for articles, I don’t thinkRead More