Jubilee of Mercy Tag

FRANCIS AND WORKS OF MERCY, Álvaro de Juana via ACIprensa • Pope Francis once again left the walls of the Vatican to visit “Casa di Leda,” a residence that was confiscated from organized crime and now shelters female prisoners and their children. Continuing with the “Mercy Fridays” that the Holy Father began during the Jubilee of Mercy in 2016, Francis left the Vatican at 4.00pm (Roman time) accompanied by Mons. Rino Fisichella, the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation. —   This is the first house ofRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • Pope Francis entitled his Lenten Message for the Jubilee of Mercy with the words of Jesus: “I desire mercy and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13), highlighting works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee. “Mary, the image of a Church which evangelizes because she is evangelized,” “God’s covenant with humanity: a history of mercy,” and “Works of mercy” are the three points in his pontifical message. “The poor have a special experience of God’s mercy,” says Francis. Through the “missionaries ofRead More
ARGENTINA, Fr. Alan Sosa • The Schoenstatt Family from San Luis is in the process of conquering their future Shrine. There is already a large wayside shrine, and it was the goal for youths’ walk in November. The grounds are already part of the family’s awareness.   On Monday, 7 December, a live manger pageant with traditional figures and music was held on the grounds. On 6 January, the kings arrived on horseback. Since the bishop decided that the grounds for the future Shrine be a place for the MarianRead 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
Today, Sister M. Elizabet Parodi, Rome, from Argentina answers. She works in the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in the Vatican • Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the Covenant of Love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the Church, in the world, and in our mission? I dream of it as anchored in trust. A Schoenstatt that is confident that Mary renewed the covenant and that we renewed ourselves in the first love for her,Read More
Hi, my name is Father Duncan McVicar, I’m from Scotland UK, fifty-eight years of age, a Schoenstatt Father, ordained in the “100th Jubilee of our Father and Founder” in 1985. I studied at the University of Muenster and Tuebingen, and also at Loyola University in Chicago, US. I’ve enjoyed working and living in different countries, including Poland, India, South Africa and Argentina. I was part of the team that prepared the 100th Birthday Celebration of our Father and Founder in 1985, and also co-ordinated with Sister Johanna-Maria the Youth FestivalRead More