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INDIA, Fr. Renson Panegaden ISch, Fr. Alwin Njezhunghan ISch •  SALTT (Schoenstatt Academy for Life Transformation and Transmission) organized a pilgrimage to Kanakamala in Kerala, a famous place of pilgrimage during the Holy Week, especially on Good Friday. Many pilgrims climb the hill as an act of prayer and offering. It is mostly covered by forests and has a spiritual significance attributed to St. Thomas, one of the apostles of Jesus who arrived in India in 52 AD. The tradition of pilgrimage to this hill began in 1940. —  PrayingRead More
Chapel in Bangaluru
INDIA, Fr. Jerin Choondal ISch • A chapel for the migrant youth was renovated and blessed by Father Joy Puthussery on February 18. Nearly 150 youth who are active in our Schoenstatt youth groups were present. Father Arkadiuz Sosna, International Coordinator of the Apostolic Schoenstatt Movement, was also present to bless the occasion. — Although we have been using this place for liturgical celebrations and meetings on a regular basis, we were fortunate to be able to consecrate it at this time. There are many other movement-related works that weRead More
Covenant of Love in the Schoenstatt Shrine in Kuttur, India
INDIA, Fr. Alwin Joseph • Twenty-three students (eight from the Schoenstatt Language Academy, and others from Kuttur, Kerala) sealed their Covenant of Love with the Mother Thrice Admirable (MTA) of Schoenstatt. Three students among them renewed their Covenant of Love. — There were two groups preparing to seal their Covenant of Love. The group from Kuttur has been preparing for a year. Every month, mostly on the second Saturday, we met in the Shrine. Adoration, mentoring, special activities were there. Activities of reaching out As a group preparing for theRead More
Start of the Pilgrim Mother Campaign in Hulimaavu, Bengaluru
INDIA, Father Jerin Choondal • Trusting in Divine Providence and the continuous blessings of Our Mother Thrice Admirable, the Lord opened a new door for the Pilgrim Mother Movement in Bengaluru. — A group of mothers who belong to the Santhom Church, Hulimaavu, Bengaluru, received Our Mother and began their missionary journey of blessing with Our Mother. This parish is a Forane Church. It is known as the Pastoral Center of the Diocese of Mandya and the Regional Office of the Bishop of Mandya. God’s providence is such that HeRead More
GERMANY, Cordula-Maria Weidtmann • St. Joseph has proven to be a faithful intercessor for many people. Therefore, we have called upon him for a special request. On his feast day, March 19, we would like to share our experience with you. — We were looking for the first tenants for a condominium. A prospective tenant dropped out 3 weeks before we were to move in. Acquaintances of ours had placed a note under the statue of St. Joseph several times while looking for an apartment. Our note, dated December 7,Read More
INDIA, Kerala, Dr. Sunny Philip • On December 18, Schoenstatt‘s Covenant Day, ‘Mother of grace’ group Members and devotees participated in the mass with strong devotion and Christmas festivity. — Holy Mass by Fr. Jerin Choondal ISch was a main attraction for group members as he is a well-known spiritual speaker, and major Christian news channels in Kerala telecast his mass and talks regularly. Father Jerin also distributed Christmas cakes to children and members. They also gave farewell to Fr. Jerin who is shortly going on transfer out of state. MembersRead More
INDIA, Fr Jerin Choondal ISch • The Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Movement in Kerala held a Christmas Celebration on 11 Dec 2022. — Students belonging to SadhuPadana Sahaya nidhi (our scholarship students) also participated in the celebrations. There were a couple of speeches and many welcoming words: Fr Jiju Kilukkan, the Rector of the house welcomed all those who had come to the gathering. Fr Paul Pananamkulam, the Regional Superior of the Providence Region, Kerala, delivered the Presidential Address. Fr Jerin Choondal, the movement director, expressed his joy in this gathering.Read More
Wedding Story Sunrise Village
INDIA, Fr. A. Jose Amaladoss • September 9, 2021, was a notable day in the history of Sunrise Children’s village. It was on this day that Schoenstatt Fathers blessed the wedding of two young people, Amuthan and Saranya. There is a story that deserves to be told and shared. — Saranya joined Sunrise Children’s village in 2008, when she lost both of her parents. She joined at the age of ten along with her sister and two brothers. Sunrise village gave her a home with unconditional love and acceptance. SheRead More
knights of Mary
INDIA, Fr. Bibin Parambi ISch • “Health is Wealth”, right? During the pandemic, that has become almost a mantra, because good health has become the greatest gift. Our Blessed Mother has also protected us during this pandemic, just as she has throughout our lives. With her to help us, we have no reason to worry! In May 2020, the Schoenstatt Movement in Germany came up with the idea of ‘Coronamater,’ that is, to crown the MTA as the Queen of Our Health. The Schoenstatt Academy for Life Transmission and TransformationRead More
Kuttur school covid
INDIA, Fr. Biju Para • The Numbers of Patients are increasing day by day. Hospitals and health care centres are full of Covid patients. Governments face difficulties so that they approached us and asked for our college building in order to accommodate covid patients. — Here we thought we should do something meaningful for the suffering people. We extended all our support to the government officials. Then different Government agencies studied our college and its premises. All officials suggested and recommended it to the Authority. A helping hand for aRead More