Fr. Guillermo Carmona Tag

ARGENTINA, Cristina White • On Friday, October 12th, Feast of Our Lady of Pilar, we remembered the twenty years since Fr. Esteban J. Uriburu’s departure to the house of the Father. Besides the members of his family, many of Fr. Esteban’s spiritual children came to remember him in the Eucharist Fr. Guillermo Carmona celebrated in the Basilica Nuestra Senora del Socorro. Fr. Esteban Uriburu was baptized and began his first steps in the faith in this parish located in the center of Buenos Aires.— It is difficult to express inRead More
Fr. Guillermo Carmona • Soon we will begin the time of Advent[1].  The Virgin is on the way.  She is like a closed ciborium filled with the Lord.  Nobody knows it, only Joseph, her cousin, Elizabeth and her husband Zachary, and perhaps a few more. The rest of humanity and the Jews at the time were unaware; they were unaware of the mystery gestating in her womb, so there will be no room for them in Bethlehem.  How unfortunate to not discover the presence of God when He comes toRead More
Fr. Guillermo Carmona • Every year on 18 October, we celebrate the patronal feast of our Shrine. The date reminds us of its importance and gives us the opportunity to reflect: how important is this place for me? What do I find here? Why do I keep coming back? Here, in this place where we belong, we give homage to our Patroness and express our gratitude and joy. The Shrine is our spiritual home, it belongs to us, it is possibly the most beautiful and visible thing we have andRead More
Fr. Guillermo Carmona, National Director of the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina • It was raining in Schoenstatt on September 20th when the hearse carrying the coffin of Father Kentenich was leaving the Original Shrine, and heading toward the church of the Blessed Trinity on Mount Schoenstatt.  Sisters of Mary bearing a white lily in their hands surrounded the vehicle.  Thus they acknowledged him, as a father, who without generating physical life had consecrated himself totally to others. I observed all of this from a bend in the road, taking careRead More
Fr. Guillermo Carmona • For our Schoenstatt Family, Father Kentenich is one of his most central truths – “a point of contact,” we say – along with the Blessed Mother and the Shrine.  He is also an example of the “Covenant that transforms.”  His life history could have transformed him into a bitter person, rancorous, and vindictive. He could have ended up depressed and tormented, like so many prisoners from the concentration camps, renouncing even the Church like those who suffer from the injustice and authoritarianism of some of itsRead More
Fr. Guillermo Carmona, National Director for the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina • We share the covenant letter sent to the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina with a message that can be adapted and applied to all of our realities.   Dear brothers and sisters in the Covenant, Every 18th of October, we are invited to immerse ourselves in the mystery of the Covenant to give thanks and remember the Blessed Mother’s actions in the history of our Family. We would not be what we are if she had not touched theRead More
By Fr. Guillermo Carmona, National Director of the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina • During these days in which we celebrate (Argentina’s Bicentennial of)  Independence, I invite you to reflect on the concept of independence, beyond its meaning and its impediment in political history.  We can, in this sense, ask ourselves about our being independent and how we live this attribute positively in our daily life. Independence is related to liberty and autonomy.  To become that new man which Schoenstatt proposes implies being a free and autonomous man, a man withRead More
Fr. Guillermo Carmona, National Director for the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina • A couple of weeks ago, Pope Francis published this exhortation on marriage and family:  The Joy of Love.  A hymn to life and hope.  It’s a good read, particularly during the Easter season when the light shines through the darkness.  I could re-name this exhortation “The Gospel of the Family.” The good news contained in it is for us who belong and live in the Schoenstatt Family. The Pope speaks about the family as “God’s dream” which he describesRead More
ARGENTINA, Rosita Ciola • For several years, missionaries of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign have walked to their destinations and their work in the Diocese of Morón (in the area of Greater Buenos Aires), and they traveled through their neighborhoods, hospitals, retirement homes, homes for the blind taking the Mother and Queen for a visit. This year they thought and then related, “It was fitting to visit our Bishop Luis Guillermo Eichhorn to tell him a little bit about our history and our work, that we have lovingly carried out withoutRead More
Fr. Guillermo Carmona, National Director of the Movement in Argentina • Let us go out to the encounter to build peace. Peace is a primary need of man and of Argentina at the present. Christians – also Schoenstatters – go out to the encounter to be builders of peace. We make a Covenant with Mary, like our Founder did, and we crown Her Queen of the Universe: “For your holy heart is the world’s harbor of peace, the sign of election and gateway to heaven.” (Heavenwards, American Edition, p. 141)Read More