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Authority and Responsibilities of Governance in Lay Aggregations
VATICAN, Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life • On September 16, 2021, the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life summoned the moderators, presidents, and international leaders of all ecclesial movements, new communities, and associations recognized or erected by the Holy See to reflect on the theme “The responsibility of governance in lay aggregations. An ecclesial service”. — The core issue of the day was that of closely examining the themes included in the General Decree “The International Associations of the Faithful“, with the aim of reflecting together on the exerciseRead More
Roma famiglie
ITALY, Gian Francesco Romano • Sunday, May 30, on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, a small group of young families who were accompanied by the Schoenstatt Movement in Rome finally sealed the Covenant of Love with Mary. After approximately two years of preparation, between education, pandemic, reflections and new beginnings, six couples decided to entrust their family journey to Mary, the Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt. — The road… troubled The proposal to seal the Covenant of Love with Mary came about in the fallRead More
Providencia digital
URUGUAY, Providencia • The pandemic continues to impact children and young people. In many countries, as soon as schools reopened, they had to close their doors again. Children and young people not only lose time for learning, they also miss their classmates, games… and for parents, organizing themselves between childcare, homeschooling and teleworking is very challenging. Not to mention the constant fear of catching the disease and leaving their family members at risk and unable to care for them. In addition, for many children from vulnerable sectors, school meals areRead More
Amoris Laetitia
AMORIS LAETITIA YEAR • The diocese of Rome and the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life present the official prayer for the Tenth World Meeting of Families, to be held in Rome from 22 to 26 June 2022. The official hashtag is already ready: #WMOF2022. — Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery, comments: “Prayer is a way to enter into the heart of the Amoris Laetitia Year and the preparation for the event in Rome. Many families and many communities”, he continues, “have been waiting forRead More
Familia Amoris Laetitia
AMORIS LAETITIA FAMILY YEAR, Maria Fischer • To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the publication of the Amoris Laetitia apostolic exhortation about the beauty and joy of family love, Pope Francis on 19 March inaugurated a “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year, which will end on 26 June 2022, at the X World Meeting of Families in Rome. — This special year is an initiative of the Holy Father, who is inviting us to engage in a renewed reading of the document and proposes reaching all families around the world by meansRead More
San José faro
Fr. Javier Arteaga, Argentina • We are walking through the Year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as “Patron of the Catholic Church”, made by Pius IX on December 8, 1870. St. Joseph has been very present in the life of the Schoenstatt Family. His image accompanies us in the Shrines, sometimes with the stick of lilies, sometimes as the saint of work, and sometimes together with the infant Jesus and the Blessed Mother as theRead More
Australia Home Shrine blessing
AUSTRALIA, Bernard Toutounji • Amidst pandemic restrictions our Sydney family group (made up of five families) was – thanks be to God – finally able to consecrate our Home Shrines on 1 January 2021. We had been working toward consecrating the Home Shrines in early 2020 but, like so many things, Coronavirus put it on hold. — In preparing for the blessings, we made use of the book My Home, A Shrine which was written in 1986 by Sr Thomasine. We were additionally helped by Sr Mary Agnes and SrRead More
Santuario Hogar Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Lisandra Chávez • This year 35 families started the workshops to obtain their home shrines, which were blessed on December 5th, 2020.  One of those groups is from El Salvador, which was a gift for everyone. — The preparation consisted of a total of six sessions with chats and subjects such as “Faith in Providence”, “Marital Dialogue” and of course, the subject of the Virgin Mary and Father Joseph Kentenich could not be left out. “There was a workshop where the couple defined the grace they wanted toRead More
COSTA RICA, Monica Orlich • This year, like so many things in our lives, the annual Family Branch retreat had to be transformed. It left behind the usual weekend in a retreat house and found a new temporary home in the virtual world, with only ten couples attending in person at the Movement House, but over 50 connected through Zoom. — As in all challenges there are also great opportunities: the retreat could reach more couples and transcend borders. Of the virtual participants, many belong to the different communities ofRead More
YOUTH – THE NOW OF THE CHURCH, WYD LISBON 2023 • The Holy Father announced that the #WYD and the World Meeting of #Families have each been postponed for one year: #Rome2022, #Lisboa2023.— Taking heed of the concerns of families and young people to adjust these events according to changed logistical circumstances and requirements, wanting to promote better organizational and pastoral preparation, taking into account the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic is having and will have on families and young people, these are the reasons behind the postponement of theRead More