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CHRIST IS ALIVE. The Pope’s letter to youth, editorial team • “Christ is alive. He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world. Everything he touches becomes young, new, full of life. Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!” Thus begins the post-synodal apostolic exhortation “Christus Vivit” (Christ is a live), signed by Pope Francis in Loreto, in the Marian shrine of the Holy House on 25 March, and published by the Vatican on 2 April.— The exhortation follows from theRead More
USA, Zachary Larson • It is hard to believe that 600+ pilgrims trek eleven miles one day every year in Austin, Texas. Every Good Friday, however, Austin Catholics walk from St. Mary’s Cathedral to the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt and honor Christ’s death on the cross. As my friend Cody and I directed the crowd along the Capital of Texas Highway on the 9th annual Good Friday Pilgrimage, I considered the impact this event makes on my hometown.— Friday, April 19th, the streets of Austin became theRead More
SPAIN, Juan Zaforas and Maria Fischer “We could stay in these common places, our clichés, but they do not touch the essence of our priesthood.  When do they become real?  When do they enter the hearts of those called?  When do they really enter your heart?” asked Fr. José María García in the homily during Fr. Eduardo Segura Bueno’s first Mass, on 4 November 2018, in Madrid’s Schoenstatt Shrine.  He was encouraging him and all to be “free and brave, faithful witnesses to serve others.” — The day after Fr.Read More
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POPE FRANCIS – WORLD DAY OF THE POOR • On the second World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis called for us to listen to the “cry of those who live in troubled waters”. At the Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, he admonished the Church and the faithful for not paying more attention to the “momentary storms”, but to “invite Jesus on board” and like him, give our hands to the poor. — And not only out of a sense of social responsibility (this too), but a theological need: anRead More
HOLY WEEK WITH POPE FRANCIS — FINALPRAYER OF THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS • At the end of the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, presided by Pope Francis at the Coliseum in Roome, where many of the first Christians died as martyrs, the Holy Father made a long and  emotional prayer to Jesus, “filled with shame, repentance and hope,” in the presence of 20,000 people. — Lord Jesus, we turn to you, filled with shame, repentance and hope. Before your supreme love, shame pervades us for leaving youRead More
HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER TIME 2018• He is raised! We share the greatest message ever, and we share Pope Francis challenging sermon during Easter Vigil 2018.   Wishing all our readers an Easter earthquake ! — We began this celebration outside, plunged in the darkness of the night and the cold.  We felt an oppressive silence at the death of the Lord, a silence with which each of us can identify, a silence that penetrates to the depths of the heart of every disciple, who stands wordless before the cross.Read More
POPE FRANCIS with Schoenstatt, Maria Fischer • Three years and a day since the jubilee audience in Paul VI Hall, on 26 October, that audience when Pope Francis gave us the motto for Schoenstatt’s second century: a culture of encounter is a covenant culture, and this creates solidarity. Casa Santa Marta’s chapel doors were opened to the members of the International Schoenstatt Presidency gathered in Rome at their annual gathering. They had the privilege of participating in the Holy Father’s Morning Mass. “It was impressive to see the change inRead More
Maria Fischer, interview of Fr. Egon M. Zillekens • “What is my Blessed Mother doing in your house?” This was a Schoenstatter’s surprised and at the same time happy, although also a little indignant, exclamation on his first visit to his girlfriend’s parents’ home, who were not Schoenstatters. This also called to mind, seeing Fr. Egon Zilleken’s face during his pleasant exchange with Liz and Juan Álvarez from Buenos Aires, who were recently appointed as Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign National Advisers of Argentina, during their visit to Schoenstatt in mid-September, asRead More
Carlos E. Barrio y Lipperheide, Argentina • I am saddened by the profound events that dress our contemporary world in mourning.  To cite just a few examples, I think of the recent attack in Barcelona, the hungry and desperate immigrants who reach the developed world’s closed doors, the hunger and misery of so many who cannot find a way to escape their poverty. These pains bring me to the cross of inconsolable people that are destroyed, anxious and hopeless. The weight of so many crosses, much crueler than mine!  WhatRead More
POPE FRANCIS’ ANGELUS, Maria Fischer • Life could be so easy if everything was black and white, good and bad, true and untrue. But neither life nor human beings are like this. One of the central messages of Pope Francis’ papacy is what he said in his message before the Angelus on 23 July: Today, the Lord helps us to understand that good and evil cannot be identified with specific territories or particular human groups: ‘These are good, these are evil.” This reminds us of the story about Joseph Engling, whenRead More