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Federación de Familias
International Apostolic Schoenstatt Family Federation • Today, the 4th General Chapter of the International Apostolic Schoenstatt Family Federation has elected a new International Leadership for a 5-year term. — The leadership consists of the following couples: Silvina and Raúl Viñas, Argentina, international leader Margarita and Alcides González, Paraguay, 1st counselor couple, Maria and Stefan Pelz, Germany, 2nd counselor couple, Martha and Martin Rigler, Austria, 3rd counselor The following substitute couples were also elected: Małgorzata and Wojciech Szczeblewscy, Poland, first substitute couple, Luciana und Edso Mocelin, Brazil, second substitute couple, LenkaRead More
Paz Leiva y Miguel Ángel Rubio, España
CHAPTER OF THE FEDERATION OF FAMILIES, Paz Leiva and Miguel Ángel Rubio • This is the third Chapter from the translation booth for Paz and the first one for Miguel Ángel, who does it from the secretary’s table. — The 4th Chapter of the Apostolic Family Federation (FAF) began on the first of September in Hillscheid. The participants are the International Directorate and two couples from each of the autonomous territories. This time, one couple from each of the territories that are close to becoming autonomous was also invited. EachRead More
Consejo General
SECULAR INSTITUTE OF THE SCHOENSTATT FATHERS • The 6th General Chapter of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers, which began meeting on August 3, 2022, elected the new General Council of the Community for the next six years, which took office immediately.— General Superior Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello (Brazil) First Councilor Fr. Ignacio Camacho (Chile) In charge of the Free Communities Fr. Francisco da Cruz Sobral (Portugal) Councilor Fr. Joy Puthussery (India) Councilor Fr. Arkadiusz Sosna (Poland)   The new Superior General, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, who is theRead More
BERG SION, Fr Francisco Sobral (Press release and  • Forty-one representatives of the community from Africa, Asia, America and Europe gathered for the fifth General Chapter, which closed on 31 August on Berg Sion, the spiritual centre of the community in Schoenstatt, Germany, in the presence of Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, who is a member of this community. The emphases for the next six years were inspired by the pontificate of Pope Francis and the celebrations and experiences of the hundred-year Jubilee of the Schoenstatt Family. Faithful to theRead More
By Juan Zaforas and Maria Fischer • I think the Christian family, the family, marriage has never been so attacked as it is now. Well then, there is nothing left to do than to do something. So then your question, what can we do? Yes, we can give good talks, declare principles, sometimes you have to do this, right? With clear ideas: Look, what you are proposing is not marriage, it is an association, but it is not marriage. Sometimes one has to say things clearly, and, of course, itRead More
Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers, Mount Sion – Official Release • Today, 22 August, the feast day of Mary’s Queenship, the General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers, with great joy, want to communicate that they have elected the new general council of their institute. The members are: Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio (Argentina), Superior General Fr. Antonio Bracht (Brazil), First Councillor Fr. José Luis Zabala (Chile), Responsible for the Free Communities Fr. Heinrich Walter (Germany), Councillor Fr. Raúl Espina (Chile), Councillor We ended the day in our Mount Zion ShrineRead More
Secular Institut of the Schoenstatt Fathers  • The Argentine Schoenstatt Father, Father Juan Pablo Catoggio, Isch is the new General Superior of the Schoenstatt Fathers Secular Institute. The 41 participants of the 5th General Chapter, who have been meeting since August 5th in Schoenstatt, elected him on August 20th to be the head of their Institute. Catoggio takes over from the German father, Heinrich Walter ISch, who held this office for 12 years. The 61 year old priest is the first Argentine to lead their community. The new General SuperiorRead More
INDIA, by Maria Fischer • Did you know there was a Schoenstatt Shrine in Kuttur, India? The editors of admit that they didn’t. That is why almost one year after it`s blessing on August 31, 2014, this shrine is appearing for the first time on – proving once again that, which serves the whole of Schoenstatt, is “nothing” without the motivated volunteer correspondents who feel urged to communicate – via – to all Schoenstatt about what God and his instruments bring about in their their region,Read More
By Fr Egon M. Zillekens, Rector, Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation, Editors • 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