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Primer CIS en República Dominicana
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Catalina Bonilla • Last Sunday, February 11th, in the Victoria Patris Shrine, in the Dominican Republic, the first meeting of the CIS (Schoenstatt Introductory Course) was held with the participation of couples from different areas of Santo Domingo. — This encounter was the first of a series of three, whose objective is to show the participating couples what the Schoenstatt Movement is, its charism and all the gifts that can be received by being part of the Schoenstatt Movement’s Family Branch. The Sisters of Mary who reside inRead More
Misiones Familiares 2024
ARGENTINA, Fr. José María Iturrería • It is January 2024 and the Family Missions in Argentina have completed 25 years of existence. In 1999, a group of intrepid couples and young people from La Plata dared to travel to Paraguay to bring a missionary experience that today has expanded throughout the length and breadth of the country. — What began as a daring initiative and a trust-based challenge to the Blessed Mother has become an experience of family in faith that has transformed the lives of many people of allRead More
Navidad en la Casa del Niño
ARGENTINA, Gabriela Sarquis • Since the beginning of Advent, the children at Casa del Niño have been preparing for the great Christmas celebration. — The older children made the Advent wreath and every week they prayed with everyone and lit a candle. They also had an Advent calendar with little resolutions such as “help mom at home, tidy up, help a friend, don’t argue” and others that they wrote down themselves. On December 8, they set up the Christmas tree and the manger and waited for the arrival of theRead More
Schoenstatt Family Group in Nigeria
NIGERIA, Ijeoma Ugwu • Schoenstatt, a Catholic Apostolic Movement founded by Father Joseph Kentenich in Germany in 1914, has found a warm and enthusiastic welcome in Nigeria. One of the cornerstones of this spiritual movement is the Covenant of Love with the Blessed Mother in the Shrine, a commitment that has profoundly affected many people throughout Nigeria. —  This Covenant is an act of faith that strengthens our attachment to Mary, reinforces our baptism and marriage, while fostering unity and a deep sense of purpose within families. The Schoenstatt FamilyRead More
Nigeria Covenant of Love
NIGERIA, Fr. Jude Eze, ISch. •  October 29, 2023, the closing day of the World Synod on Synodality, was a historic day at the Victory Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt, Ibadan, Nigeria, as the first group of couples from the Lagos Schoenstatt Family sealed their Covenant of Love. This group of families came together from different parishes in Lagos through the instrumentality of Fr. Jude Eze, ISch, a Schoenstatt Father who works in a parish in the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, who accompanies the group. The Covenant of LoveRead More
Laicos en el Sínodo
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY • This Synodal Assembly is reflective of the call of Pope Francis for lay men and women to participate for the first time, with active voice and a vote. Their particular charism is essential for a healthy discernment of the will of God and listening to the People, so that, as the Holy Father says, they can turn to him to look at him with mercy. — It is worth mentioning the personal efforts of men and women who have come to this Assembly from different partsRead More
Federazione, Italia
ITALY, Marie- Christine Jeannenot •  The weekend of June 17 and 18 was a time of great celebration for the Schoenstatt Apostolic Family Federation in Italy at the Cor Ecclesiae Shrine in Rome. —  Sunshine and joy dominated the meeting, the atmosphere was cheerful and like a Roman “dolce vita” in such a beautiful place as the Schoenstatt Shrine. Imagine this combination of beauty and the scent of spring, and of course the good Italian dinners after the Masses on March 17 and 18. The first course of the ItalianRead More
Espiritu Santo
VATICAN, Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life • This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities, organized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, which concluded with a solemn Pentecost Vigil in St. Peter’s Square with Pope John Paul II on May 30, 1998. — The event held great importance for the journey of numerous ecclesial realities, many of which were born in the years immediately preceding or following the Second Vatican Council. It was an event that marked the ecclesialRead More
Casa del Niño Florencio Varela
ARGENTINA, Gabriela Sarquis • On Monday, June 5th, at the Casa del Niño Father Joseph Kentenich, we sent out the Pilgrim MTA’s that will visit the homes of the families of the children in Florencio Varela, who attend the House and also the management staff, counselors, kitchen and cleaning staff. — What a network of bonds the great Missionary is creating among so many people who, from their gifts and tasks, unite in the effort to give an opportunity to 300 children from low-income families. The parents, the volunteers ofRead More
santuario domestico
ITALY, Pamela Fabiano • The blessing of home shrines in Italy continues. In Tuscany in particular, many families are experiencing the beauty of having the Blessed Mother in their homes. After Laura Liberati’s story, Maria Laura Borelli Respino also shared her experience with us. — On Saturday, April 22, 2023, I had the grace of having Father Beltrán and Sister Vera Lucia in my home. Their sweet presence allowed the Holy Spirit to descend on my family with the blessing of the Home Shrine and for Mary Queen of theRead More