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ARGENTINA, editorial team • On 8 July, Fr. Alexandre Awi, the secretary of the Dicastery for the Famiy, Laity and Life, participated in the Lay Meeting, organized in Buenos Aires by the Department for the Laity of the Argentine Bishops Conference (DEPLAI). More than 500 people from all over the country and abroad attended this meeting.— In his presentation, Fr. Alexandre highlighted Pope Francis’s call to intensely live out the laity’s identity and vocation received in baptism and the Dicastery’s projects to promote and form the laity. Using three magisterialRead More
CHRISTUS VIVIT, editors • For the sixth consecutive year, the Colombian Episcopal Conference has organized in Bogota, Colombia, the National Congress of Vocational Pastoral Ministry.— The Congress entitled “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment”, the theme of the last Synod of Bishops on Youth, took place from June 17 to 20 to promote a message of hope offered to those who animate, accompany, and joyfully choose to engage in the following of the Lord Jesus. Father Alexandre Awi Mello, I.Sch., Secretary of the Dicastery, participated in the event by sending aRead More
KENTENICH COMMUNICATION, Cristina Tagle and Maria Fischer • “You don’t know how happy the “Schoenstatt News” make me! It’s like falling a little more in love with Schoenstatt,” wrote Cristina “Kiki” Tagle, from the first Family Federation Course in Chile, on Tuesday 1 March after receiving the weekly Schoenstatt.org newsletter, compiled for many years by Monina Crivelli, a co-founder of Schoenstatt.org. Kikí is one of the almost six thousand recipients of this newsletter that every Monday opens the doors to Schoenstatt.org. Every Monday, she not only reads the news, butRead More
SPAIN, editors • This week Father Alexandre Awi Mello, Schoenstatt Father and Secretary of the Dicastery of Laity, Family and Life in the Vatican, will be visiting Madrid. Fr. Alexandre will participate on Friday 8 March, coinciding with Women’s Day, in the meeting that Madrimaná has organized to understand the relevance of the Virgin Mary as the greatest feminine reference in history. With the slogan— Ánimo, no tengéis miedo (Courage, don`t be afraid)—  from 7 to 16 March, Cinemas Mk2 Palacio de Hielo will host the VIII Muestra Internacional deRead More
WYD2019 PANAMA, Maria Fischer • Does someone speak Spanish? Yessssss! Of course. Portuguese? Yessss! English? Yesss! Does someone speak Italian? “Yessssss!” shouted Pamela Fabiano the only Schoenstatt representative from Italy along with the Brazilians and Germans close by her that also shouted. On the night of January 23rd, the day of Pope Francis’ arrival in Panama, hundreds of Schoenstatt young people, parish neighbors, and many other people were in the square beside San Francisco de la Caleta parish for the Schoenstatt Marian Festival at WYD, to share their love forRead More
WYD2019 COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • 19 minutes and 14 seconds of covenant life that should lead us to be instruments in the Blessed Mother’s hands — was the gift from Fr. Alexander Awi de Mello, secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, who along with the Diocese of Panama is in charge of the organization for World Youth Day in Panama beginning in a few days. A gift presented during the Covenant Mass on January 18th in the Costa Rica Shrine. — The Covenant of Love andRead More
Synod on the Youth, Editorial team • The two Schoenstatters present at the Synod on the Youth, Fr. Alexandre Awi and Lucas Galhardo, sent a video message to the entire International Family. —   Message from Fr. Alexandre: At the end of the Bishops’ Synod on the Youth, we are very happy to send a very special greeting to the entire Schoenstatt Family allover the world. For us it was a great joy to accompany this Synod and to also bring the presence of our spirituality, our Movement, and thusRead More
YOUTH SYNOD, Maria Fischer • On the feast of Our Lady of aparecida on 12 October – also the feast day of Our Lady of the Pillar – the Holy Father urged the Brazilian people to search for Our Lady “in the waters of their hearts, because she is Mother.” Lucas Galhardo, the impetus behind this greeting, said that the experience of this moment and the Synod as a whole, personally encourages him to pray more for the Holy Father. On 12 October at the Synod, Bishop Vilsom Basso, theRead More
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, Fr. José Luis Correa/Maria Fischer • “The World Meeting of Families has given great hope and encouragement that families are growing more and more conscious of their own irreplaceable role in passing the faith. Passing on the faith essentially takes place in the family; the faith is passed on in everyday speech, the language of the family,” Pope Francis said on Sunday, 26 August, in his meeting with the bishops from Ireland, after a two day gathering with families from allover the world and with theRead More
COSTA RICA, Lourdes Rosabal • Lately Costa Rican couples are eagerly preparing for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) with Pope Francis, 22 -26 August, 2018. They are not only going to participate, but they have also been assigned the task as a country to prepare the Schoenstatt Families’ Meeting that will attend WMOF in Dublin, in a parish near the site where the Festival of Families will be held. — This meeting will be held on Saturday, 25 August, during the afternoon (2:00 -4:30 pm) at St. Joseph ChurchRead More