Fr. Javier Arteaga Tag

ITALY, Claudia Minici • Yesterday, at 18:10, in the heart of Rome, we commemorated the history of our Covenant with Mary that began just over a century ago in the nearly forgotten, cold Vallendar valley in a small chapel that we now call the Original Shrine. Right here, where the Schoenstatt family saw its beginnings, the Group began the festivities with a large vigil in anticipation of the 18th. It was twenty-four hours of prayer that saw all daughter shrines in the world spiritually united. A meeting of souls withRead More
ARGENTINA, by Claudia Echenique • On the 22nd Feast of the Sion Shrine, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, General Superior of the Schoenstatt Fathers who at that time was visiting Argentina, said that “love and the infinite mercy of God for his children are perhaps the major points of encounter between Pope Francis and our Father and Founder.  They both have the same desire, the same conviction:  that this message of Mercy reaches modern man today who needs it so much.” All wanted to be present at the Sion Feast ThatRead More
NIGERIA, Fr. Javier Arteaga and Maria Fischer • Recently Fr. Javier Arteaga and Fr. Pablo Pol (Regio del Padre) visited the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria. Upon returning to Argentina, Fr. Pablo Pol asked Mercedes MacDonough for one hundred MTA pictures and for Pilgrim MTAs with the texts in English on the back… A real story that was published in December 2002 on schoenstatt.org comes to mind: “Nigeria is one of the “young” countries of the Campaign: it began in 1999 when Fr. Pablo Pol from Argentina – who was stillRead More
ARGENTINA, Verónica Presas • On 12 December, the Schoenstatt Family of the Shrine Tierra de la Promesa [Promised Land] experienced the joy of Mary’s Crowning as “Queen of Families”, within the framework of the twenty-second anniversary of the blessing of the Shrine. This Shrine brings together the cities of Rawson, Trelew and Puerto Madryn in the Argentinean Patagonia region. Fr. Javier Arteaga, President of the Argentinean Schoenstatt National Presidency, and Sr. Alejandra Aguilar attended. Crowning Vigil, a “heroic night” The Crowning Vigil the night before concluding the Novena of preparationRead More
ARGENTINA, Córdoba, Juan Barbosa • On Saturday, 7 November, the first priestly ordination in its history was held in the Shrine of Life and of Hope: Juan Andrés Le Vraux is now a Schoenstatt Father. This celebration became a milestone that will remain forever in the Córdoba Schoenstatt Family’s memory. There were a thousand participants, a threat of rain, which in the end was delayed, and the presence of two bishops concelebrating along with more than thirty priests and seminarians. One of their sons, a member of the Boys’ Youth, whoRead More