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GUATEMALA, Cori Verdugo • “Two friends that had never heard of Schoenstatt came to Father José Luis Correa’s talk and at the end commented to me: ‘I loved it, I loved it!’ And they are going to participate in my group!” On Thursday, 25 July, 2019, the Schoenstatt Ladies’ Branch (Mothers) of Guatemala City held a conference for women, in San Martin de Porres’ parish, with the topic “Harmonizing head, heart, and will” and a large group of women participated, some of whom already knew Schoenstatt and participate in theRead More

Posted On 11.12.2018In Campaign

A Heart for Alberto

PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer with Carlos Ojeda and Sady Fleitas • What is done when a person urgently needs a heart transplant? Sady Fleitas, an untiring missionary for the Little Campaign for At-risk Babies, knew what to do. She called a friend, Carlos, a young man from the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Campaign, and she asked that he take his Pilgrim Mother of Health. —     Carlos went to the hospital to give this beautiful picture, to Rocío, Alberto’s wife, so that it would accompany Alberto in his struggle for life andRead More
GERMANY, Fr Adolf Schöls • “Weilst a Herz host” – for all who can’t read the Bavarian dialect this means: Because you have a heart. It was the motto for this year’s shrine festival of the Schoenstatt Movement in the Diocese of Regensburg on the last Sunday in May. The outward conditions were excellent and the Schoenstatt Centre in Nittenau with its beautiful grounds added to the festive atmosphere.— The shrine festival 2018 began at 11.30 a.m. with Holy Mass supported by the Schoenstatt Youth with their attractive, rhythmical songs.Read More
LENT 2018 WITH POPE FRANCIS • Pope Francis presided over the Penitential Procession and Holy Mass on Ash Wednesday, calling on us to pause, to take notice of the inharmonious chords of our Christian lives and return trustfully to the waiting arms of the merciful Father. His message: Pause, see, and return! The Lord will give you a new heart. These practical words of advice are both practical and current, simple but important in overcoming distrust, apathy, and resignation. In order to overcome the things that paralyse enthusiasm, joy, andRead More
Sarah-Leah Pimentel, Cape Town, South Africa • Over the last few weeks, I have spent my weekly Adoration hour meditating on a series of Fr. Kentenich’s sermons given in 1962 to the German immigrant community in Milwaukee (Exchange of Hearts, translated by Fr. Jonathan Niehaus). In the series, our founder speaks about an “exchange of hearts” to describe the Covenant of Love, where we exchange our weak hearts with Mary’s strong heart.  He says that this is the antidote for the “disease” of our times, where we have forgotten howRead More
FRANCIS – YEAR OF MERCY • The Holy Year of Mercy is drawing to a close, and there is a sense that the topic of mercy is only just beginning. In other words, the Year of Mercy was a prelude, an introduction for what many people are calling the re-founding of the Church, faithful to its origins, in a culture of mercy, by Pope Francis and many Christians, who like the prophets and saints, have been waiting a long time. We also place, with holy pride, Fr. Kentenich – whoRead More
WYD2016, by Maria Fischer • “Lord, have mercy on your people. Lord, we ask pardon for such cruelty.” This was the message Pope Francis left in the visitors’ book in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the only words he pronounced in this place where horror surpasses words, the imagination, capable of human thought. It is a place that leaves us powerless, destroyed, afraid, horrified at what human beings were capable of doing to other human beings. The Pope did not say anything. He took his time. He simply remained there, in silence, in prayer.Read More
GERMANY, by Fr Hans-Martin Samietz, Munich, Spiritual Leader of the Schoenstatt Young Men • If you ask the Schoenstatt Young Men in Germany, “What is mercy?” their answer will be, “Decisions guided by your heart”. This could easily give rise to a misunderstanding. The heart isn’t something sweet, charming, red, flashing, for example, but something full, strong, sensitive, courageous. In this sense the heart complements both what is purely intellectual, and what is instinctive in human beings, because it contains both. The heart is the expression of the inner coreRead More