holiness Tag

ARGENTINA, Maria Teresa and Daniel Martino • A few days ago, an unprecedented event took place on Argentine soil and in the heart of the Church: after 43 years, the mártires riojanos (four people killed during Argentina’s Dirty War, including one bishop) were recognized as martyrs and beatified for having given their lives to announce and incarnate the essence of the Gospels. — When we dream of the beatification of our father and founder, we are always attracted by the certainty that when the Holy Father and his pontifical commissionsRead More
PARAGUAY, BEATIFICATION OF CHIQUITUNGA, Agenzia Fides • “A young Christian model,” “…a fulfilled, very intelligent person who radiated joy,” “… young witness of a holiness that is possible and is not an unattainable ideal,” “…a model of a reflective person, who questioned things and discussed them, because there are realities that are necessary to discuss in walking toward the good.” was Bishop Adalberto Martínez Flores, Bishop elect of Villarrica del Espiritu Santo description of the young Disclaced Carmelite, María Felicia de Jesús Sacramentado Guggiari, better known as “Chiquitunga” to theRead More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • Costa Rica was a likely place, where for the first time at a Schoenstatters’ retreat, the new apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), was the topic. — On Sunday, 8 April, fifteen men from the Men’s Branch had their afternoon retreat close to the Family of Hope Shrine. Fr. José Luis accompanied and inspired them with a personal meditation. Monday, 9 April through Tuesday the 10th, it was the Mothers’ Branch’s turn. Seventy-five women arrived at the St. Benedict retreatRead More
POPE FRANCIS – GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE • Are you among those who are just not satisfied with a mediocre existence? This is the start of a catchy video, that was professionally produced to introduce a new Apostolic Exhortation. This is something completely new. “The Vatican went all out with this truly attractive video,” commented José Argüello from Paraguay, who will this coming weekend speak at a retreat about Pope Francis’ most recent invitation to the whole Church. “The ‘constructive criticism’ of the youth in the pre-synod document must have served themRead More
BRAZIL, Sr. M. Rosequiel Fávero • Fr. Argemiro Ferracioli, postulator of João Luiz Pozzobon’s Cause of Beatification, went to Rome in March, and he reported on the state of the process. Fr. Argemiro, what is the stage of the process? We finished writing the “Positio” (350 pages), the proof of the Servant of God, João Luiz Pozzobon’s life, virtues, and widely known sanctity.  It is being corrected and will be published soon as a red hardback book with gold lettering on the cover.  Then it will be presented to fiveRead More