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El 01 de mayo de 2024, Schoenstatt Bolivia cumple 50 años
BOLIVIA, Lucy Copaja de Jiménez • This is a jubilee year for the Schoenstatt Family in La Paz, Bolivia because we celebrate with enormous gratitude the passage of God in our history, since that first of May 1974 when the Schoenstatt Movement was founded, with the presence of the Spanish priest Father Felix Civor and a small group of young Bolivians open to God’s call, with a simple, almost naive faith. — Achumani – where it all started Schoenstatt began in Achumani, on a small piece of land donated byRead More
ARGENTINA, María Fischer • “I entrust myself to your prayers and closeness to live this new mission with joy…”, Father Jorge González wrote to me on the afternoon of the day of the announcement of his appointment as auxiliary bishop of his native diocese, La Plata, where he has been working as  a pastor and rector of the cathedral for a little more than a year, with the great pastoral project of “sanctifying the cathedra”l. A half hour after the simultaneous announcement in Rome and Argentina, an article about “our”Read More
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer with material from AICA and the Holy See Press Office • The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Jorge Esteban González, Rector of the Cathedral and General Pro-Vicar of the Archdiocese of La Plata (Argentina), as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese, assigning him the head office of Alesa.  Father Jorge is a member of the Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests and from 2007 to 2018 he was the National Councilor of the Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth in Argentina. — Fr. Jorge Esteban González, 53 years old, from La Plata,Read More
HOERDE – AND NOW WHAT? Fr. Martín Aversano • The Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation have taken a historic step by founding the International Federation, a process that has taken many years. The centenary jubilee of Hoerde in the Original Shrine together with all of the Schoenstatt Federations was an important step in this initiative. — Unity is a gift and a task. The Holy Spirit performed an incredible miracle on Pentecost. It made people who spoke many languages understand each other. The fire of the Spirit that touches hearts is theRead More
WYD 2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • There were three, four Masses in the “Family of Hope” Shrine during these days prior to the International Gathering of Schoenstatt Youth on the way to WYD in Panama. Team Masses, usual family Masses, Masses of recently arrived delegations or of those who have already spent some time here – but this Mass at 5:30 am, on January 15th had something special, when the celebrant, Fr. Jorge Andrés of Federation Priests, placed the Cuban flag on the “Family of Hope Shrine” altar inRead More
CUBA, Mission Cuba and Editorial Team • Several days after Easter, Fr. José Gabriel Bastián Cadoso of the Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests sent this greeting, “From Cuba, united in the triumph of God’s mercy over the evils of our time.” Schoenstatt is truly growing stronger in Cuba with the presence of three Federation priests in the country, the third Chilean team of Mission Cuba, along with youths and couples from Spain preparing to go on mission to Cuba to help with training. Historic times “I am happy to knowRead More
CUBA, by Juan Vicente and Juan Manuel, missionaries at Cuba • Mission Cuba is the Chilean Boys’ Youth project. At Fr. Bladimir of the Schoenstatt Federation of Cuban Diocesan Priests’ invitation, the Schoenstatt youths’ second team is at Santa Cruz at the parish where Fr. Bladimir is working with Schoenstatt groups. They will stay in Cuba for a few months at the service of Schoenstatt. Schoenstatt began at Cuba with the first generation of Misión Cuba [Mission Cuba] approximately 10 – 15 years ago. Two missionaries from Mission Cuba’s currentRead More
FRANCIS IN CUBA – MISSIONARY OF MERCY • Pope Francis recalled that the soul of Cuba, which “neither disgrace nor poverty were ever able to crush the faith” and challenged the people of Cuba to “live the revolution of tenderness like Mary,” during the Mass he celebrated at the Shrine to Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre. Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre is the Patroness of Cuba and is considered by believers and non-believers as a “symbol of what it is to be Cuban.” According to theRead More
VATICAN/BRAZIL, Maria Fischer • Today Pope Francis appointed Auxiliary Bishop Rafael Biernaski of Curitiba, Brazil, as Bishop of Blumenau, Brazil. The Blumenau Diocese covers over 3,835㎢, and has a population of 671.282, of whom 460.282 are Catholics, with 67 Priests, 79 Religious and 53 permanent deacons. Blumenau is a town known for its traditions, which it has preserved from the German settlers who founded it. It lives strongly from ecological and cultural tourism. The Oktoberfest of Blumenau, based on the Munich Oktoberfest, was started in 1984 in order to encourageRead More
Today’s answer: Alejandro Blanco Araujo, Ph.D. Member of the Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests (Schönstatt-Priesterbund), Argentina. Director for the Movement in Argentina. Pedagogical director for the Estrada Institute – City Bell (Schoenstatt school). Professor of the Philosophy of Religion at Del Salvador University, Buenos Aires  • 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? I dream of aRead More