Fr. José María García Tag

SPAIN, Juan Zaforas and Maria Fischer “We could stay in these common places, our clichés, but they do not touch the essence of our priesthood.  When do they become real?  When do they enter the hearts of those called?  When do they really enter your heart?” asked Fr. José María García in the homily during Fr. Eduardo Segura Bueno’s first Mass, on 4 November 2018, in Madrid’s Schoenstatt Shrine.  He was encouraging him and all to be “free and brave, faithful witnesses to serve others.” — The day after Fr.Read More
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Editorial column • We have never seen anything like this before. Opening the Schoenstatt Twitter and social media accounts, we are confronted by a wave of disillusioned and hateful comments about our beloved movement. We understand. These are like the comments one finds about the Church in the press, social networks and interactions between believers and non-believers. The Catholic Church is once again suffering the fallout as a result of the storm of allegations of sexual abuse and the abuse of power and conscience. — Our beloved Schoenstatt has alsoRead More
In Memory of Fr. Humberto Anwandter, Editorial Team • “With the death of every person who dies, a world dies”, Gerhard Hauptmann says, “and everyone who dies takes something of us with them.” And he leaves something of himself with us. As Christians, we know that he/she remains with us. When Fr. Humberto Anwandter, of the Schoenstatt founding generation and of the Chilean Schoenstatt Fathers, died on July 29, a great one died, a covenant story, especially a covenant story with Fr. Kentenich and of bringing the newest generations to theRead More

Posted On 17.10.2016In Projects

Forta launched in Spain

SPAIN, Manuel de la Barreda Mingot • The first Forta (Marriage Strengthening) in Spain took place the weekend of 30 September to 2 October 2016, and I had the immense good fortune to attend with my wife, Lourdes. Due to Forta’s set up, we will not reveal anything that happened during the session or its content, so couples that attend in the future can enjoy it fully, including allowing oneself to let go and trust.  One must lay him/herself bare becoming small and humble, opening oneself up to what comesRead More
COSTA RICA, by Rudolf Sauter, Manuel Hernández and Maria Fischer • On Monday 17 May the Ibero-American Congress of Businessmen and Executives (CIEES) met in Costa Rica. Fr. José María García Sepúlveda, who was in the country for the Marriage Enrichment course, was in attendance. During the meeting, the new CIEES Costa Rica board was elected. It is composed as follows: President: Rudy Sauter, first vice-president: Daniel Goicoechea and second vice-president: José Alejandro Martínez. They thanked Manuel Emilio Hernández for his excellent job as CIEES president for two consecutive termsRead More
SPAIN, Miguel Lasso de la Vega • On Monday, 7 December, a Mass was celebrated in Madrid’s Serrano Shrine for Fr. José María García’s 30 years of priesthood. Memories and expressions of gratitude were shared. Thirty years at the service of the Schoenstatt Family and the Church, thirty years since Fr. José María García Sepúlveda gave his yes to be Christ’s shepherd, placing himself unconditionally in Mary’s hands to be a loyal and faithful instrument. This is what was celebrated with him on Monday, 7 December, at Serrano Shrine, withRead More
PARAGUAY, by María Fischer • “The private initiative of a member of our Family, in the context of the Jubilee Year – to build in the heart of Paraguay the basic infrastructures for homes which can continue being built by their beneficiaries – led us to the decision that the gift we can give to His Holiness through Covenant solidarity and with the support of friends and acquaintances, is to give 100 basic homes to 100 families who live in extreme poverty. They will be the living remembrance of ourRead More
Today Claudio Ardissone responds: I am 45 years old, I have been married to Vicky Ramírez for 20 years, we have two children, Costanza (17) and Camilo (13) • I learned about Schoenstatt in passing when I was about 15 years old, and I became part of the Movement at the age of 19, when I entered university. The name of my Boy’s Group is Hontanar [Wellspring] and our ideal is “To be a source for others,” because we were at the stage of the second re-founding of the Boys’Read More
Editors of schoenstatt.org • Archbishop Emeritus Robert Zollitsch, during the Freiburg diocesan pilgrimage to Schoenstatt, gave a sermon to the pilgrims picking up central moments of Pope Francis` message to the Schoenstatt Movement at the jubilee pilgrimage to Rome, October 25, 2014. We here publish the English translation of the text the text of the sermon as authorized by Archbishop Zollitsch “Mary, my Mother, let me go with you!” The pilgrims who went to Rome for the centenary celebrations of Schoenstatt’s foundation gladly recall the meeting with Pope Francis onRead More
Today, María Victoria Ramírez Jou responds: I am a mother of two beautiful children. I have a degree in Communication Sciences, I am a TV, movie, and cultural events producer. I am also greatly committed to social organizations in the field of communication, promotion and fund-raising. I am 44 years old and married for twenty years to Claudio Arsissone; we have a family with two children: Costanza, who is 16 and Camilo is 13. I am a Schoenstatter, who sealed the Covenant of Love during my years in the Girls’Read More