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INDIA, Sowjanya Prasanna • Sowjanya Prasanna is a lady from India who discovered Schoenstatt through an MTA Newsletter followed by a visit to the Bangalore Schoenstatt Shrine, where she and her family had an encounter with the MTA and her graces.  The following is her personal testimony of Mother Mary taking perfect care. – The need I am Mrs. Sowjanya Prasanna from the Banaswadi area. Nearly one year has past since my husband and I were left without a proper job. We have been praying to the Lord for so long,Read More
INDIA/ITALY, Maria Fischer with Fr. Simon Donnelly • A few days ago, Fr. Simon Donnelly, a South African Schoenstatt Priest who works in the Vatican, got a Whatsapp message from India with a photo and a few words from an American, Ashley, who is married to an Indian, John, both exemplary Catholics. “They live in Rome but are visiting in-laws in Goa. They know that I am attached to Schoenstatt and so they sent this photo to me from India a couple of days ago,” Fr. Simon shared. And thisRead More
Maria Fischer • The small home printer could not keep up with all the many emails that came in the last week of Advent– let us remember that schoenstatt.org has no headquarters or office. So on 18, 19, 20 of December, a partial delivery of all these letters sent to the MTA in the Original Shrine was made filling the jar to the brim They came especially from Latin America – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, México, and Panamá – but also from the United States, Spain,Read More
POPE’S PRAYER INTENTIONS • Hurricane Harvey, which caused death, flooding and destruction in large parts of Texas, USA, not only dominated world news, but also the private conversations and social media of thousands of people. Possibly because the impact and strength of the wind and the amount of rain were far greater than anyone could have imagined. Moreover, it deeply shocked many Schoenstatters because the Shrine in Lamar near Rockport and the Schoenstatt Centre were damaged, seen in unconfirmed photographs circulating on Facebook (we have not published them because theyRead More
INDIA, by Fr Joy Madathumpedy, Regional Superior of the Providence Region • “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour”. Once again the Schoenstatt Fathers in India can sing the Magnificat and thank the Lord for the great gift of the priesthood. Families prepared intensively this day of grace Three young men from the course Heralds of Sion (Novitiate 2008-2010) were ordained on 23rd, 24th and 25th of April in their respective parishes. The ceremonies were filled with grace and devotion. The Schoenstatt Fathers hadRead More
INDIA, Br. Jerin Choondal • Mary Matha Schoenstatt Academy is an educational institution founded and run by the Schoenstatt Fathers since 2002. The Academy is located at Aloor, in the State of Kerala, India. The guiding principle is to educate the youth under the protection of Mother Thrice Admirable to become free, firm and responsible personalities. We have almost 450 students under co-education system. Rev. Fr. Biju Parappuram has served the Academy for the past six years as principal and now he has been transferred. In a great gesture ofRead More
By Maria Fischer • Thursday, 14 October, at the Original Shrine, “Who does not understand German?” asked Fr. Egon Zillekens at the beginning of the night blessing. Although this tradition is not established in Germany, it is something known and valued in other countries in the midst of the novena for 18 October: For many, who gathered in the Original Shrine on this night, there is a tradition that night after night for many years now has gathered youths and adults from different countries who happen to be at SchoenstattRead More
Interview with ACIprensa, published 25 August, by Martha Calderón and Walter Sánchez Silva • In the first interview granted after his election as General Superior of the Schoenstatt Fathers, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, a 61 year-old Argentinean priest, speaks of the challenges for this spiritual family present in more than ninety countries that is marked by a profound love for Mary. The Argentinean priest is the second Latin American to hold this position, and he succeeds Fr. Heinrich Walter, who led the Institute for twelve years. In dialogue with ACIPrensa inRead More
INDIA, by Maria Fischer • Did you know there was a Schoenstatt Shrine in Kuttur, India? The editors of Schoenstatt.org 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 Schoenstatt.org – proving once again that Schoenstatt.org, which serves the whole of Schoenstatt, is “nothing” without the motivated volunteer correspondents who feel urged to communicate – via Schoenstatt.org – to all Schoenstatt about what God and his instruments bring about in their their region,Read More