Fulda Tag

GERMANY, Tobias Büdel • The relationship between two partners is like a campfire. With the first spark of love the flame begins to burn. Yet, without regular replenishment of the logs, the blazing fire will diminish over time. The Wedding-REVIVAL should become such a log for marriage – new breeding ground for the flames of love.— It is easy to describe the added value of the wedding REVIVAL in Dietershausen with this metaphor. Ten couples were able to enjoy an intimate four-course menu from chef Enrico Meder – with00 romanticRead More
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GERMANY, Maria Fischer • During a solemn Pontifical High Mass in the packed  Fulda Cathedral on Sunday, 31 March 2019, Bishop Dr Michael Gerber (49) was inaugurated into his office as spiritual leader of the Diocese of Fulda by the competent Metropolitan, Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker (Paderborn). Two thousand people took part in the Mass in and around the Fulda Cathedral, among them many members of the Schoenstatt Movement in the diocese of Fulda and from all over Germany and beyond. Schoenstatters from Austria, Bolivia, USA and Argentina followed the ceremoniesRead More
GERMANY, Press Office Fulda Diocese, Maria Fischer • A great celebration for the whole of the diocese of Fulda is approaching: On Sunday, 31 March, the new Bishop of Fulda, Dr Michael Gerber (49) will be solemnly installed as Bishop in Fulda Cathedral. The installation takes place at 3 p.m. by the competent Metropolitan, Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker (Paderborn), in the framework of solemn High Mass. HR-TV will broadcast the service live from Fulda Cathedral. More than a thousand guests are expected to attend. – The Apostolic Nuncio to Germany, ArchbishopRead More
GERMANY, Editorial team • Pope Francis has appointed the Auxiliary Bishop of Freiburg, Dr Michael Gerber (48) the new Bishop of Fulda. This was announced simultaneously on Thursday (13.12) in Rome, Fulda and Freiburg. As a result Michael Gerber becomes the successor of Bishop Heinz-Josef Algermissen, whose resignation after seventeen years in office in Fulda was accepted on 5 June by Pope Francis. Michael Gerber, who is a member of the Institute of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests, thus becomes the youngest bishop of a German diocese. — In his first reactionRead More
GERMANY/HUNGARY, Johannes Bechtold • The Schoenstatt Men’s Youth (SMJ) from the Speyer, Fulda, and Mainz / Limburg dioceses in Germany also met once again this year from April 1st to the 7th for a workweek at the Hungarian Schoenstatt Center in Óbudavár, where we drove together.  The week’s motto was “Life is calling!”—   On Easter Sunday, more than fifty young men met at their Schoenstatt centers in Herxheim, Dietershausen, and Weiskirchen, before heading off to Lake Balaton together. Lake Balaton is the first Schoenstatt Branch Shrine in Hungary. AlthoughRead More
Rome/Germany, from Maria Fischer • “Ever since his election on 13 March, Pope Francis has repeatedly asked us to pray for him and his service …,” Bishop Heinz-Josef Algermissen wrote for the third anniversary of the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the successor of St Peter. Pope Francis has since then surprised the Church and world with many initiatives, sayings and newly coined words, with unexpected gestures and sometimes an almost shocking straightforwardness and lack of diplomacy. Within the Church as well as outside it he has changed theRead More
GERMANY, Sabine Merdes and María Fischer • “Dietershausen is facing its most sorrowful time since many decades – this coming Sunday the first Sisters of Mary will be leaving and the whole village is shocked. … Now it is certain and you can read it in the local newspapers…” That was the initial reaction at the beginning of October when the news reached the media and the Schoenstatt Family in the diocese of Fulda. As a result of combining provinces, the current provincial centre of the Schoenstatt Sisters of MaryRead More