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FRANCIS IN ROME – YEAR OF MERCY • During his catequesis during the General Audience on 12 October, Pope Francis recalled his previous meditations dedicated to the great mystery of God’s mercy, and emphasised the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. “We reflected on the Father’s action in the Old Testament, and then, in the Gospel account, we saw how Jesus, in his words and actions, is the Incarnation of Mercy,” he told the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square. The Holy Father warned that “it is not enough toRead More
A Chilean contribution to a discussion that often seems limited to Europe. By Fr. Hugo Tagle The number of immigrants in Chile has increased by 123% in the last decade.  From Haiti alone, more than 20,000 immigrants arrived in six months, that is, 110 a day.  Chile’s foreign policy has become more flexible and open to the world, following the trend of developing countries and the call of the UN to welcome millions of displaced people throughout the world. This is a sign of openness that enriches our cultural heritage,Read More
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
FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • During February’s jubilee audience, Pope Francis recalled that “in this Season of Lent, the Church invites us to learn to know the Lord Jesus ever better, and to live the faith in a consistent way with a lifestyle that expresses the mercy of the Father. It is a commitment that we are called to take on in order to offer to those we meet the concrete sign of God’s closeness. Full text of Pope Francis’s catechesis during the Jubilee Audience, 20.02.2016Read More
Editorial • “Finally Marciana was seen. The municipality intervened. The Blessed Mother blesses her,” Rafael Vera from the Youth Ministry of the Pilgrim Mother Campaign in Paraguay relates with emotion. But long before she received medical attention, this old, blind, sick woman who lived in abject poverty and complete abandonment, received a visit from one of the young people who brought her clothes, food, the Pilgrim Mother for the blind and her presence, their songs, their love, their time. A work of mercy, making it visible and tangible in theRead More

Posted On 29.12.2015In Projects

A permanent pilgrimage

PARAGUAY, Prison pastorate, Visitación de María (Mary’s Visitation), by Abrahán Martínez and Rafael Medina • The 8th December is when Paraguay’s love for Mary comes to a climax – thousands of pilgrims walk the long road to the shrine of the Mother of God at Caacupé. There our Mother welcomes her children with the same love with which she accompanied her Son, Jesus, in his mission – to the cross. From this cross he gave a great gift to us through the beloved disciple. That gift is Mary. A pilgrimageRead More
Today Sonia Zárate and José Antonio Zaracho respond: We have been married for 31 years, we have 3 children: José Emilio (28), José Roberto (23) and María Florencia (19). We belong to the Family Branch of the Diocese of Encarnación, and currently we are fulfilling our commission as leaders of the Family Branch and we are postulants of the 1st Circle of the Apostolic League • Over a year into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who weRead More
FRANCIS AT THE SYNOD • Vatican, 25 October 2015, one year after the Audience to celebrate the jubilee of the Covenant of Love. A year of calling the entire Schoenstatt Family to accompany families, body to body, to give witness to life and to commit to the culture of encounter that is a covenant culture and creates solidarity. At the solemn closing Mass for the Synod, Pope Francis was surrounded by the 270 synod fathers. The mass at the end of a mini council. Bergoglio gave thanks for the “pathRead More
Victoria*, a German student, has a special connection to Joseph Engling. She tells the readers of schoenstatt.org how this happened and what she wants to achieve for Joseph Engling • Dear brothers and sisters in the covenant of love, I am Victoria, live in Germany, and am studying history and Catholic theology. From birth I have been spastic. Since 2006 I have been asking Joseph Engling, one of the best-known Schoenstatters of the Founding Generation, to intercede for my healing, but so far without success. I am sure it isRead More