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Madrid, May 21st, 2020, the day of the Lord’s Ascension, Barbara Anne De Franceschi • We’ve lost a holy priest. Slowly, quietly, offering in silence an illness that has taken away his physical strength and vigor, but has kept him alert until his last agony. Surrounded by his brothers in community, cared for by the Palliative Care Unit, and sustained by the prayers of two countries that he loved deeply and that loved him just as much. — In Chile, his country of origin, his large family: his community ofRead More
Honduras, Fr. José Luis Correa, Maria Fischer • It has been a dream of many people and for many years: Schoenstatt in Honduras. The graces of the Shrine have touched Central America for a long time, with the commissioning of Pilgrim MTA’s by Father Esteban Uriburu, through immigrant Schoenstatters who brought their Covenant of Love and their home shrines, through the participation of people from several countries in activities in Costa Rica, through visits by Schoenstatters, and finally, with the purpose of reaching out made by the Schoenstatt Movement inRead More
EL SALVADOR, Lee Aguiñada  • In El Salvador, we celebrated October 18th, Covenant Day, with much joy, but above all with great faith. We have many reasons to be thankful and happy. 2019 was one of the most important years in our history because we laid the foundations for the strengthening of Schoenstatt in the country and throughout Central America. — Father José Luis Correa Lira, the adviser that is shared throughout the region, has in recent years taken on the task of structuring and organizing in the best possibleRead 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
SPAIN, Barbara and Eduardo Aymerich • La Vileta is a district of Palma, Mallorca; La Vileta’s Immaculate Conception Parish, elevated, sober and welcoming, opens its doors to all projects witnessing to Christ, Mary, and the new evangelization. That is where a group decided to take our Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt to ignite more people’s needy hearts. Hand in hand with their Pastor, Fr. D. Julio, a young priest of Argentinean origin but established and formed at the Mallorca seminary, they unfolded and developed Covenant workshops to give the firstRead More
PARAGUAY, Joaquín Santiviago • Joaquín Santiviago, the director of Coro Alegría, relates about the mission of this choir and its objectives. Some time ago, the Joseph Kentenich Foundation took the initiative of offering everyone the prayer of the Holy Rosary to cultivate the spirit in daily life. In this way, this encounter with the God of life will become more concrete through the contemplation of the mysteries of Jesus’ life and his mother. Mary. During this prayer, the Glorious, Joyful, Sorrowful and Luminous mysteries reveal the life of him, whoRead More
CHILE,  Verónica Ciudad Pap • “Here, in this corner of the world, the beauty of this sea and the beauty of these people, of these hills, of these children, has overwhelmed me.  Here is the force of life I have been looking for, simple and profound faith, the fire of passionate love without limits, a strong and sacrificial surrender, which totally consumes itself for the Family and for the mission.” (JK) In this time of grace of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Apostolic Schoenstatt Movement inRead More
CHILE, Sr. Jimena Alliende • At mid-morning on 23 June 1947, Father Joseph Kentenich, Founder of the Schoenstatt Family, accompanied by Sr. M. Ursula and Sr. M. Cándida, boarded a plane from Buenos Aires bound for Santiago, Chile. While crossing the Andes mountain range, the plane suddenly fell into an air pocket.  Upon recovering altitude, Father Kentenich asked the Sisters: OK…what did you think? Did you get scared?  Did you feel anxious? No…responded the Sisters … anxiety…not any…..It went so quickly down that….. Why not? Asked Father. Because we wereRead More