Italy Tag

ITALY, by Gisela Ciola • I wanted to close these Christmas celebrations with a testimony of my experience as a missionary, which began in 2015. For me, “the Blessed Mother’s three graces arrived with the Three Kings.” I began to mission at Trento with the Pilgrim Mother less than a year ago. There are no Schoenstatt Shrines or missionaries in northern Italy, so my preparation for this very important work was very special. I began my task when I received Fr. Juan José Riba’s blessing, in February of last year.Read More
ITALY, Belmonte, Rome, María Fischer • “It is not ‘Belmonte’, it is ‘Bellissimo Monte'”, Fr. João José from Angola said smiling. He learned about Schoenstatt when he studied German at the Kreuzberg Institute in Bonn and when he returned to Rome – where he studied Church history at the request of his bishop – he contacted Belmonte to offer his priestly service and become more attached with Schoenstatt in Rome. On September 6, he participated in the national encounter of the Schoenstatt Movement in Italy at Belmonte. Like every year,Read More
Original Shrine, Sr. M. Ivone • A small group of Italians have made a pilgrimage from Rome to Schoenstatt. The majority of them crossed the threshold of the Original Shrine for the first time to experience the graces of this holy place. There were eight from Tuscany and eight from Rome. These have been three wonderful days filled with the joy of being able to feel and experience the presence of the Mother and Queen and the Father and Founder, and the appreciation of the delightful welcome and hospitality thatRead More
ITALY, Pamela Fabiano • On 25 October many years ago, Divine Providence chose a small place in the shadow of St. Peters’ Basilica in Rome, where Mary Most Blessed elected to dwell, and lives as the Heart of the Church, at the service of the Church, and as a solicitous Mother always ready to welcome her children. This small place is the Shrine Cor Ecclesiae situated on Old Aurelia Road, 112-Rome, and is administered and cared for by the Institute of the Sisters of Mary of Schoenstatt, who are atRead More
ITALY – ROME – PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • In less than two hours after the schoenstatt.org team sent out a call for a service of solidarity to several Schoenstatters who speak Spanish in Rome, Nico Prono, a 21-year-old Paraguayan, who is presently in Rome, wrote: “I already communicated with M. and then with C., her brother who is here; we exchanged contact information and we will continue to talk.” A Schoenstatter’s brother from Chile and his wife were on vacation in Rome when she became seriously ill and had toRead More
ITALY, Belmonte, Sr. Ivone and Maria Fisher • Every year, around the 8th of September, the Italian Schoenstatt Family celebrates the anniversary of the blessing of the “Shrine of us all” in Belmonte, Rome. This year, the eleventh anniversary of the Shrine Matri Ecclesiae will be celebrated on the 6th of September, and it will be characterized by the Jubilee of Mercy, which will begin on the 8th of December – 50 years to the day of the laying of the Foundation stone of the Shrine by Fr. Kentenich. ArchbishopRead More
ITALY, Laura Liberati • On Sunday the 3rd of May, in the Church “Most Holy Mary Auxiliatrix of the Filanda of Aulla”, took place the 7th Meeting of the Regional Family of Schoenstatt in Tuscany, a crowning of various gatherings held in the Diocese of St Miniato, in the Monastery of St. Cristiana at St. Croce on the Arno river, and in the parochial hall of St. Pietro Belvedere, to allow the participants to experience the joy of Mary’s embrace. The entire day was a stream of many precious momentsRead More
Italy, Rome, Sister Maria Vera Lucia • On 30 April 2015, in the heart of Rome, in Piazza del Popolo, a very significant meeting for the Movement took place. On the initiative of the Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rome, Matteo Zuppi, entitled “50 days of fire”. It is an invitation to the preparation of the Solemnity of Pentecost. Sister Vera Lucia, who is behind every major event in Rome, formulated, a week before, a very compelling and convincing invitation, in which she wrote that the Schoenstatt Movement, likeRead More

Posted On 24.04.2015In Missions

A special Holy Week…

ITALY, Rome, Claudia Minici • Under the banner of an encounter, we just completed Holy Week. The High Zoldo community certainly welcomed a group of students from Rome under Father Alfredo’s guidance that stirred the inhabitants of the valley’s hearts where sincere hospitality was found. Enthusiastic young people and families with a little carefree spirit have knocked on the doors of homes here accompanied by the Schoenstatt Mother Thrice Admirable, their loyal and faithful co-traveller and companion. Some of the local people’s reactions at first to the pilgrims found onRead More
ITALY, Gisela Ciola. Today is a day of celebration for me because today the Pilgrim MTA went out on her first mission! Therefore I am celebrating with great joy, and I want to wholeheartedly share this overflowing joy with all my Schoenstatt brothers and sisters; it is the first time I am sharing something this beautiful!Read More