hope Tag

COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez • With Perpetual Consecration, the Costa Rican Family Federation lives out a milestone and gives hope to the Schoenstatt world at the “Family of Hope” Shrine in San José, Costa Rica! It is a consolidated and growing family in all its Branches and specifically in the Federation courses, with seven courses just three years after the blessing of the daughter Shrine!—   The “Patres Servi Familiae” the first course, “Servant Parents of the Family,” began making their way twelve years ago at a time the Shrine’sRead More
CHRISTUS VIVIT, editors • For the sixth consecutive year, the Colombian Episcopal Conference has organized in Bogota, Colombia, the National Congress of Vocational Pastoral Ministry.— The Congress entitled “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment”, the theme of the last Synod of Bishops on Youth, took place from June 17 to 20 to promote a message of hope offered to those who animate, accompany, and joyfully choose to engage in the following of the Lord Jesus. Father Alexandre Awi Mello, I.Sch., Secretary of the Dicastery, participated in the event by sending aRead More
WYD 2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • On that sunny morning filled with people hurrying serenely to get everything ready for the arrival of 600 young people to the Family of Hope Shrine in Santa Ana, San José, the “pure life” of joy, anticipation, and commitment is felt. Some young volunteers have already been here for a few weeks and several couples are preparing the house to welcome the young people to come. At the same time, the place is filled with the usual participants of two Sunday Masses: OneRead More

Posted On 27.07.2018In Kentenich

The statue of hope

ENCOUNTER WITH  FR. KENTENICH, editorial team • It’s his life mission: making Fr. Joseph Kentenich visible, creating encounters with him, just like his encounters with Schoenstatt’s founder during his student days with the Schoenstatt Fathers in Münster, Germany. Recently a couple from Costa Rica visited Chilean artist Juan Fernández in Engelsdorf castle, which has been Juan and María Jesús Fernández’ home and atelier/studio since 1989. — Artist Juan Fernández, who has created several statues of Fr. Kentenich, including the ones for Mount Sion and Mount Schoenstatt in Schoenstatt, in Bellavista,Read More
POPE FRANCIS – GENERAL AUDIENCE• “Easter is the most important feast day of our faith… because it is the feast of our salvation, the feast of God’s love for us, the feast and the celebration of His death and Resurrection” On Wednesday morning, 28 March 2018, Pope Francis dedicated his General Audience to the Easter Tridiuum, speaking to thousands of pilgrims from Italy and other countries around the world in St. Peter’s Square. “These days [of the Easter Tridiuum] constitute the memorial of a single great mystery: the death andRead More
POPE FRANCIS IN PERU, Manuel Huapaya • Just over a week ago, our dear Pope Francis concluded his visit to Chile and Peru. They were intense days of hard work for the Bishop of Rome, who arrived on our shores desiring peace, unity and hope for our people (Chile: “my peace I give you”; Peru: “united in hope.”) His arrival in Peru was a desire that grew stronger and stronger. On Thursday 18 January, we followed him on television, celebrating his last mass on Chilean soil, in Iquique and leavingRead More
EASTER OF THE RESURRECTION • “Let us go back to proclaim, to share, to reveal that it is true: the Lord is alive!” With these words, Pope Francis urged those who attended the Easter Vigil not to remain closed in the tomb, but to resurrect like Jesus, and he warned that if we are not able to do this, we “are not Christians.” He encouraged everyone to be “driven to keep walking and not resign ourselves to the fact that things have to end this way.” This is the EasterRead More
CHILE/COSTA RICA, Rodrigo Garnham and Pilar Oyarzun, Militant Apostolic Community Family Branch, Chile • Day by day, I have joyfully accompanied the process of the dream come true for our beloved brothers/sisters and friends from Costa Rica. Saturday, 18 March, they will see this dream come true… As a Chilean, I am very grateful for the chosen land where I was born, and perhaps I was even accustomed to having a Shrine close to us, I cannot imagine life without this source of graces that accompanies me day by day.Read More
COSTA RICA, Ileana and Chalo Vega with Maria Fischer • Thursday, 9 February. The future San Jose, Costa Rica Schoenstatt Shrine’s bell was heard for the first time. At about a month from the blessing of “Family of Hope” Shrine, on 18 March, the Shrine cannot just be seen, it can also be heard. Anticipation grows with the race to finish everything for the blessing. “Within these four walls still under construction, one can imagine how we are going to “talk” with the Blessed Mother …” said Chalo Vega, ofRead More
COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer with Gonzalo Vega • Voices of the soul. A constitutive element in discovering God’s will in the personal life of Schoenstatters and all Schoenstatt. Voices of the soul and their repercussions on other souls, especially in souls attuned to the same mission.  Discernment in Kentenich terms. On the occasion of his silver anniversary of ordination, Fr. Kentenich stressed that nothing in Schoenstatt had emerged in a theoretical manner, but instead through hundreds of individual contributions, from the best each person had interiorly… Even more, I canRead More