Fr. Egon Zillekens Tag

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
ARGENTINA, Fr. Egon M. Zillekens, Fr. Alejandro Blanco, Maria Fischer • “In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me?”Read More
By Maria Fischer • Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, the General Superior of the Schoenstatt Fathers and the President of the International Schoenstatt Presidium, was in the Original Shrine. Of course, this isn’t news, no matter how much we would love to publish more stories about the Original Shrine. Much less that he was not alone, but accompanied by members of the Administrative Council for the Original Shrine and two representatives from the communication platforms (Schoenstatt-TV, the web page for the Original Shrine, the website for the Pilgrim Central, and schoenstatt.org) toRead More
By Federico Bicciconti, Bahía Blanca, Argentina • Federico is a 24-year-old Argentinean, and he was in Schoenstatt approximately fifty days ago. The most loyal readers of schoenstatt.org will remember him: That young Argentinean, who wanted to walk the Camino de Santiago [St. James’ Way] from Lourdes to Santiago de Compostela, and the way he chose to do it was to leave from Schoenstatt, more precisely from the Original Shrine. “Sometime ago, I promised to send you a brief summary of my visit to Schoenstatt, and as you will see later,Read More
CUBA, Maria Fischer’s interview with Fr. Egon M. Zillekens • “We reap what others have sown,” Fr. Egon Zillekens said, summarizing his experiences in Cuba, at the founding of the Federation of Diocesan Priests on this island full of joy, hope, and eagerness for the Holy Father’s visit, along with the “encounter” between this country and the United States, fruit on a great part by his mediation. “To see people dressed in t-shirts and pants with the colors of the United States flag in the middle of Havana seems likeRead More
VENEZUELA/ARGENTINA, María Fischer • On 21 August, the feast day of Father Franz Reinisch and on the eve of the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, two Pilgrim MTAs that Deacon Alberto Badaracco was eagerly awaiting, departed from Buenos Aires to Puerto la Cruz in Venezuela. They went out accompanied by holy cards, novenas, books about the Campaign and the book “A culture of encounter is a covenant culture, and this creates solidarity,” Pope Francis’ message to the Schoenstatt Movement during the audience on the occasion of the first centuryRead More
Maria Fischer in interview with Fr Egon M. Zillekens • The house of the worldwide Family at Schoenstatt, the Covenant House close to the Original Shrine, is still open and can be visited, experienced and used in many ways. Since 1 August Friederike Ponge and Stafan Butz have been at your service in the Covenant House. They will co-ordinate bookings, renting and all events. Once a week, every Wednesday, they will be in the house, and you can get hold of them there; otherwise by email ([email protected]) or by leavingRead More
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC by Maria Fischer • Saturday, August 8, 2015. Schoenstatt is celebrating the ordination of priests and deacons in the Dominican Republic; they are from the country’s several dioceses. It is a celebration for the entire Church as well, and thus for Schoenstatt as part of the Church and living the Dilexit Ecclesiam of its founder. Besides it has to be, because among the newly ordained priests and deacons, there are several members of the Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests’ first course, Primavera del Padre [Father’s Springtime]. Father JoséRead More
By Fr Egon M. Zillekens, Rector, Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation, Editors schoenstatt.org • On 18 July 2015 fifty years had passed since the foundation of the Secular Institute of Schoenstatt Fathers, a community of priests that lives the same spirituality as all the other communities and members of the worldwide Schoenstatt Movement, but at the same time serves the entire Schoenstatt Movement as its pars motrix et centralis (its central and moving part), and is hence the focus of interest for everyone. The fifth General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers isRead More