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Posted On 12.11.2018In Original Shrine

A trip as a family

ORIGINAL SHRINE/SPAIN, Sonsoles Sastre and Carlos Sáinz de los Terreros • When we were invited to represent the Family Federation on the Commission that was going to organize a Spanish Family pilgrimage to Schoenstatt, at first, we thought that it would involve helping with the logistics of the trip for the Federation members who wanted to attend i.e. planes, lodging, and so forth. That is, we would work like a travel agency. The reality was far from it. Upon arriving at the first meeting, we saw the pilgrimage’s make-up encompassedRead More
Dilexit Ecclesiam! September 15, 2018, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, President of the  International Presidency of Schoenstatt•   Dear Schoenstatt Family: you who are present here (Schoenstatt, Germany) and those whom you represent, and the many who are celebrating with us in the different parts of the world, We have gathered in this historic place on the 50th anniversary of our Father and Founder’s death. We come to give thanks for him and for what he signifies for us and for our times. We are grateful because we sense that he remainsRead More
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, Maria Fischer • “Happy and fascinated!” That was the answer of Fr Jose Correa, Advisor for Costa Rica and Central America, to the question, “How do the families from Costa Rica feel in Schoenstatt?” Eight couples, two youth and a Schoenstatt Father are taking part in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin and joined up with other couples from Costa Rica who had already arrived iearlier n Dublin. Before that they wee spending a few days in Schoenstatt. Now they aren’t only participants. They areRead More
PARAGUAY, Chiquitunga’s Beatification, Ara Cáceres –Leader of University Girls’ Youth • Everything began at one of the CAF (Family Council) meetings where the idea emerged to have buses that would leave from the Shrine to participate in Chiquitunga’s Beatification. The idea “Schoenstatt for the Church” prevailed in our hearts, and the desire to experience a piece of heaven with the Family encouraged us take such an initiative. — The Mothers’ Branch and the University Girls’ Youth organizations took up the task. Both were surprised to have a large number ofRead More
PARAGUAY, Naty and Gustavo Insfran • The year that we were at the home shrine level was very special for us, since we were chosen as group leaders, and we lived it very intensely. Since last March, we proposed preparing our home shrine, and we handcrafted it with our daughters, involving the whole family. We decided to build the little home for the Blessed Mother ourselves, and once it was finished, we began the task of conquering the symbols, thus each one gave their little grain of sand toward itsRead More
GERMANY/ ORIGINAL SHRINE, Roberto Gonzalez • During the last weekend of May, close to 250 families with their respective children from all Branches of Germany met in Schoenstatt to celebrate the Festival of Families with the motto: “We all win.”— For me because of how the festival was presented around the Original Shrine, it was a gathering that was out of the ordinary, of course from being an outside observer. For me because of how the festival was presented around the Original Shrine, it was a gathering that was outRead More
PARAGUAY, Olga and Héctor Morán • We are Olga and Héctor, we met at university, where we friends; after nine years of courtship, we married almost 18 years ago. Anahí (16) and Gaspar (14) were the fruit of our marriage and a gift from God. — We were both from Catholic families, but we were not practicing Catholics. We went to Mass on Palm Sunday, and we went on pilgrimage to Caacupé every December 7th (rain or shine). Sometimes we attended Sunday Mass that was the extent of our practice.Read More
GERMANY, Michael Defrancesco • What makes something ring true for us? With whom are we on the same wavelength? When the Academy for Marriage and Family deals with this question at its 16th Graduate Congress at Marienland on Mount Schoenstatt in Vallendar, one already suspects the point: ideally our spouses will make our lives ring true, we are on the same wavelength with both he and our children. “Resonance or the redeemed longing for a successful relationship” was the almost poetic title for the academic weekend. — What makes ourRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • “From the Shrine to the poor.” With this motto, João Pozzobon, the initiator of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign, built “Villa noble de la Caridad,” uniting Santa Maria Shrine with this town through the Stations of the Cross. — “From the Shrine, he especially wanted to help families; in his visits to homes, he was concerned about family situations, and later he tried to attend to their needs. In the same way, he portrayed a very preferential dedication to the poor and needy, to children, to thoseRead More
AUSTRIA, ASOE Mediaservice/Editorial Staff • On Sunday, January 21, 2018, the Schoenstatt Academy for Family Pedagogy at Kahlenberg celebrated receiving their diplomas upon graduating the two-year family training program. At 2pm in the parish church Linz-St. Paul Pichling, Bishop Dr. Manfred Scheuer from Linz presided during a festive Mass with a missionary sendoff celebration and an additional social program.— Isabella and Michael Lemmé held the greeting.  They led and organized the Family Training Course that ran from  5 March 2016 to 14 January 2018. The participants benefited from the expertRead More