Italy Tag

ITALY, Pamela Fabiano • We were all ready to start our day, but then Sister Vera Lucia comes and stops everything: “Let’s wait a little longer. The buses from Tuscany are still coming. Let’s wait for them, and then we’ll start. Breathing air from home and the joy from family has been noticeable since the morning! The waiting for the arrival of the guests is the most beautiful and most natural gesture which one can make in a family. And we have shown that we can do that.  — MoreRead More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • Those who know the Schoenstatt Movement’s history in Italy know how closely it is linked to South America, and in particular to Argentina and Paraguay, the birthplaces of priests that over the years have alternated in its foundation and in its construction. During this hot Roman summer in the nearby capital, this history has experienced another touching chapter, characterized by “steps” of three of those priests that gave and received a great deal from our Belpaese (beautiful country). – At the beginning of August, Father CruzRead More
ITALY, Eugenio Minici • On Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Matri Ecclesiae Shrine in Belmonte-Rome (the International Schoenstatt Center at Belmonte), the Couple’s Feast Day was held, which is a day set aside for couples of all ages — married or engaged—providing an opportunity for serenity and a deepening of the couple’s unity together, and renewing its original freshness, in the light of the Schoenstatt Movement’s Christian experience.— Father Marcelo Cervi, rector of the International Schoenstatt Center at Belmonte-Rome gave the introduction. Father Beltrán, Father Facundo, Sister Vera Lucia, SisterRead More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • This past June 17th, in a crowded Shrine of Cor Ecclesiae, four young people sealed their Covenant of Love with Mary. — Anna, Caterina, Giovanni and Giuseppe (these are the names of the four new allies) have spent time preparing themselves, accompanied by a leader and the testimony of others who already knew the fascination of this special consecration typical of the Schoenstatt charism, and who have chosen to dedicate themselves to this project. Moreover for the great day, they wanted the most beloved people alongRead More
ITALY, Kike Fanego • Today we want to share our experience from 17 June 2019 —a young Italian’s covenant of love — who knew the Schoenstatt Movement five years ago thanks to the Mission Rome project. — The first photo is about five years old, when the first Mission Rome group (Nico, Braulio and Jorge) met an Italian, a certain Giovanni Volpe, at University Roma Tre thanks to his question about tereré (a drink like a Mate or herbal tea) “Is that smoke? Is it drug?” She takes care inRead More
Italy, Pamela Fabiano • The Roman family’s annual meeting in preparation for blessing of the Holy Spirit symbol of the in Belmonte. — Schoenstatt’s Roman Family met again on May 18th at Cor Ecclesiae Shrine to celebrate the traditional annual day, which coincides with the end of the school year. The cold and rainy afternoon’s gloomy climate reflected everyone’s feelings of sadness due to the recent loss of beloved Sister M. Bernadete. However the different Branches’ groups worked to organize and enliven the meeting in the happy memory of theRead More
ITALY, Pamela Fabiano • On Sunday, 5 May, Sr Bernadete Maria Barbara Ganz (59), a member of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, died in Bonn, Germany. – For the Italian Schoenstatt Family, particularly in Rome, the illness and death of Sr Bernadete caused great pain. Since 2017 she lived and worked in Rome as Superior of the house of the Sisters of Mary at the Cor Ecclesiae Shrine on the Via Aurelia Antica, where she served the Schoenstatt Family. We remember her joyful attitude to service,Read More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • The traditional mission also took place during Holy Week this year. After two years in Vico Equense we were in Sant’Angelo d’Alife this year: new destination, old – amazing – successful.— In recent years, the mission during Holy Week has become a great tradition for young people belonging to the parish of Santi Patroni d’Italia, which is closely linked to the Schoenstatt Movement. A tradition, which despite many difficulties, is renewed each year, finding new life and new fire. Fire Yeah, fire. In Latin Ignis, theRead More
GERMANY, Carmen Reinle • With the motto Apostle 2.0 “mitWIRken (with work)”, the first conference for German-speaking families will take place at the Belmonte International Schoenstatt Center in Rome from 24-31 August 2019.— In the many intensive years of accompanying young people and working on projects, we have experienced Belmonte as a very formative and inspiring place. Especially noticeable on the Belmonte pilgrimage for us was feeling the peace of spiritual homeland, an inner transformation and the apostolic mission again and again. Therefore it is important to bring the uniqueRead More
ITALY, Alessandra Zeverino • The Italian Girls’ Youth, especially the one from Apulia, recently celebrated its first year of life. Alessandra, one of the girls from the group related about this wonderful experience. —   The first group of Apulia We, the girls of the Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth, formed the first group in Apulia in October 2017. We are very united among ourselves, thanks to Sr. Julia’s great help. In June we reached our first objective: going to the shrine in Rome. What was the first experience of the Girls’ YouthRead More