family Tag

SWITZERLAND, Claudia Rohner • Eight couples and their children met on Sunday, 19 April 2015 for the third Family Day at Friedberg, Gossau. The theme this year was “Combining Family and Work Creatively – a new dimension”. It is a challenge for every married couple, so the couples were looking forward to the talk given by Melanie and Ulrich Grauert who had confronted themselves intensively with it. While the children were welcomed by the young baby sitter and went off to play, the individual participants introduced themselves briefly and relatedRead More
Today Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi answer: they are from La Plata, Argentina, Family, Federation, great instruments in the spread of the Family Missions and their accompaniment in prayer • Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the Church, the world, and in our mission? Our dream is of a missionary, parish based Schoenstatt, committed with the world, society and the Church. In which everyone united can forge FatherRead More
MÉXICO, Guadalajara, Gabriela de la G. de Rubio • The Sixth Family Branch Conference that was held this year in the beautiful city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, concluded several days ago. Seventy-five couples from throughout the country were congregated with the theme: “The Synod of Families as a voice of God,” a Chilean couple, Luis Jensen and Pilar Escudero, were in charge; they are one of the fourteen couples who were invited by Pope Francis to participate in the assembly of the Extraordinary Synod of Families in Rome last October,Read More
PARAGUAY, by Maria Fischer • Even after the first hugs, smiles, and tears of this greatly desired encounter, we were not sure if it was a dream or reality. On April 6, 2015, visited Dequení. Dequení welcomed after ten years of solidarity with their mission. “We published the first article when it was preparing to celebrate its first 20 years of existence.” said the editor in chief of “Now we are preparing for the 30th year celebration,” Andreza Ortigoza, Director of the Dequení Foundation said. On theRead More
Today, Alfredo Cabrera answers: he has been married for 18 years to Claudia Ríos, and they have three children. Alfred is coordinator for Rosario de Hombres [Rosary for Men] in Paraguay and his wife is coordinator of the Pastoral for engaged couples in Tuparenda • Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the Church and in the world, and in our mission? We have learned much with Schoenstatt,Read More
Interview with Marité and Ramón Marini from Asunción Paraguay, leaders of the International Family Federation • Under the motto: “Love is our mission; the family fully alive,” the Seventh World Meeting of Families will take place in Philadelphia USA from the 22nd to the 27th of September. Pope Francis will be present on the 26th and 27th of September. What do you expect from the World Meeting of Families? What motivates you and other families from Paraguay to participate? We wish that it be a moment of openness to theRead More
María Teresa Ramírez Canales, Chilean, from Santiago and manager of Nueva Patris: answers today • Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the Covenant of Love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the Church, in the world, and in our mission? The truth is that my dream would be that the entire world would know the wonderful richness that exists in Schoenstatt. After experiencing the Jubilee celebration, one remains on fire and with a full heart. The firstRead More
In his general audiences on the third and fourth Wednesdays in April in St. Peter’s Square in the middle of spring before several thousand Catholics and pilgrims from many countries, Pope Francis dedicated his catechesis to the differences and complementariness between men and women, upon which marriage and family is based, and supported by the grace of God. The family: male and female (1) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! Today’s catechesis is dedicated to an aspect central to the theme of the family: the great gift that God gaveRead More
BRAZIL, São Paulo, Sueli Vilarinho – Family League • In 2009, the Jaraguá Family League instituted 15 April as an annual commemoration of the home shrine, following the 60th anniversary of the Santa Maria letter. Fr. Antiono Bracht and Raquel Padilla were responsible for this current of life, faith and a welcome to all families on behalf of the Jaraguá Family League. League leaders Sheila and Alex Formigoni, and directors Fr. Vandemir Meister and Raquel Padilla have worked very hard to cultivate and strengthen this life current, and as aRead More
By Bárbara de Francheschi, Madrid • Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo is a place in Córdoba, Spain, bordering on Extremadura. Its river, Guadiato, irrigates the feet of the Sierra Morena Mountains, which are seen in the distance and are green in springtime. Great pastures border the town, and these pastures are filled with centuries old oak and olive trees in which partridges and all types of birds cohabit and nest in an almost Mediterranean climate with mild winters and summers that are not too warm compared to the rest of the Córdoba province. “CórdobaRead More