Italy Tag

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
ITALY, Federico Bauml • A year of Italian Boys’ Youth concluded the year on 2 July 2018 with a South American-style barbecue. — It was a real celebration, with special guests: the teen-agers of “Santi Patroni” parish’s, post-confirmation group, where the Schoenstatt Fathers work. It was a year we could define, using a beloved term by the newest generations: 2.0, with a new leader, new logo, new incorporations among the group’s members, new challenges. It was the year of re-launching for a project that began in Schoenstatt on 28 MarchRead More
SWITZERLAND/ITALY, Editors • How are things getting on with the “country rooms” in the International Schoenstatt Centre in Belmonte? Is there any progress? Has anyone seen a photo of one of these rooms for which we have sent pictures, crosses and other objects? – Questions that have arrived time and again with the editors of schoenstatt.org. Thanks to Brigitte Krompass, who is working at present as a volunteer in Belmonte, we have received information after a long pause – this time because of a youth group from Switzerland. The SwissRead More