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Posted On 12.11.2018In Original Shrine

A trip as a family

ORIGINAL SHRINE/SPAIN, Sonsoles Sastre and Carlos Sáinz de los Terreros • When we were invited to represent the Family Federation on the Commission that was going to organize a Spanish Family pilgrimage to Schoenstatt, at first, we thought that it would involve helping with the logistics of the trip for the Federation members who wanted to attend i.e. planes, lodging, and so forth. That is, we would work like a travel agency. The reality was far from it. Upon arriving at the first meeting, we saw the pilgrimage’s make-up encompassedRead More
ARGENTINA, September 15, 2018, Mónica Fiacchi García • On September 15th on the occasion of Father Kentenich’s Year, at the Land of the Promise Shrine in Rawson, Argentina, a very moving Mass took place on Saturday afternoon. Fr. Juan Nota, pastor of Rawson, celebrated. In his homily, he referred to the Founder by linking the Founder’s charism to the day’s readings. — At the end of Mass, the priest blessed and gave out images of the Rosary Campaign’s Pilgrim Mother to new missionaries. Afterwards, Fr. Nota and those of usRead More
September 15, 2018, Tuparenda, Closing of the Father Kentenich Year, the Most Reverend Francisco Javier Pistilli, Bishop of Encarnación • 1          Who do they say I am? Identity, power and following The question of Jesus to his disciples occurs in the context of what many comment after having seen the power of the Lord. This new Master has made himself known by his many marvels/wonders. Who do they say that I am? It is not only about defining his nature but also understanding his strength, his power, his mystery. ManyRead More
CHILE, Maria Fischer • There is a new book about Fr. Kentenich that came out a few weeks before the 50th Anniversary of his death, which was to be expected in a year dedicated to him. But it is not one just more book about him or of him, nor is it a book of photographs or a book of his writings— there has already been a great deal of that. This new book has a different format from usual, it is in black and white (a lot of black,Read More
PARAGUAY, 15 September 2018, Maria Fischer • A  guard at the Tupãrenda shrine wearing a sky blue vest welcomed three pilgrims – two from Ciudad del Este and one from Germany – at the door of the shrine, with a large cordial smile that is typical of Paraguay. She gave us a piece of plain white paper and explained: write your offering for today on this paper and place it in the jar in the Shrine…We know and have been doing it for years. However, this very cordial, joyful, confidentRead More
PARAGUAY, Hugo Kunzle Elizeche • As part of the Fr. Kentenich Year and a few days before 15 September, Bishop Claudio Giménez visited the Terruño Shrine in Ciudad del Este where he presented a talk entitled “Closeness with Fr. Joseph Kentenich”. – On very cold and rainy afternoon, we welcomed Bishop Claudio Giménez (priest belonging the Schoenstatt Institute) with great expectation and joy. Bishop Giménez is touring the country with a group of families from the city of Caacupé, where he was bishop for many years, relating his experiences withRead More
GERMANY, 15, 09.2018, Roberto González • September 15, 2018: During an entire weekend, we celebrated the 50 year anniversary of our father and founder, Joseph Kentenich’s departure to heaven. Here in Schoenstatt, there was a celebration with a large number of people. A question surfaced several times: Fifty years have passed, where are we going?— During the “Founder’s Night”, on the 14th of September, the German family met at the Adoration Church for the official start of the jubilee. There was a brief analysis of what these 50 years sinceRead More
UNITED WITH KENTENICH, Maria Fischer • “Some friends asked me if it was painful for me to separate myself from my work. I commented that I go with the father, I go and I remain with him. I am also present in each depiction, united with him.” Comment from the sculptor Juan Fernández a few days after sending Fr. Kentenich’s statue to Costa Rica.—   Juan Fernández explaining his work (spanish). Recording: Maria Fischer. Production: Claudia Echenique I had to really rack my brain to figure out how I couldRead More
COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez • Red, White and blue…Any Costa Rican, who sees these colors, immediately thinks about freedom, democracy and homeland! Coffee plants, tropical flowers, typical carts – better known in Schoenstatt as the Blessed Mother’s carriage of triumph – as well as bunches of bananas and ribbons with these colors. All of this adorned the celebration of the 197th Anniversary of Costa Rica’s independence, the fifty year anniversary of our founder’s departure to heaven and the blessing of the Fr. Joseph Kentenich’s statue at the “Family of Hope”Read More
Dilexit Ecclesiam! September 15, 2018, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, President of the  International Presidency of Schoenstatt•   Dear Schoenstatt Family: you who are present here (Schoenstatt, Germany) and those whom you represent, and the many who are celebrating with us in the different parts of the world, We have gathered in this historic place on the 50th anniversary of our Father and Founder’s death. We come to give thanks for him and for what he signifies for us and for our times. We are grateful because we sense that he remainsRead More