Kentenich Tag

Belmonte, Fr. Daniel Lozano • Dear friends, the month of July has come to a close; it means that the whole of Rome is on holiday. We will take up our activities again with a conference on 6 September, which will be attended by representatives from all over Italy. We start at 9 a.m. and close with Holy Mass at 5.30 p.m. On 18 July we celebrated the end of the pastoral year with Holy Mass on one of the hottest days of the year; there weren’t many present, butRead More
Today Carlos E. Barrio Lipperheide responds: He is a lawyer who graduated from Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires [National University of Buenos Aires] (1981], specializing in Business and Financial Law. He studied collective bargaining in Argentina and Harvard, mediation in the law school of UBA, and Ontological Coaching at the Institute of Comprehensive Studies. He is the program director of coaching for INICIA, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing training courses for new entrepreneurs. He wrote the book, Vivir la empresa en forma orgánica [To Live Business in an OrganicRead More
GERMANY, Maria Fischer in interview with Renate Immler • If you want to invest in a vision, you will often have to share the fate of Moses. After he had led his people for decades contrary to all human reasoning through the desert to a promised land, and the profit and loss account pointed clearly to a “false investment” of time and strength and gratitude, the land came in sight – only he, Moses, who had always believe in it and given his all for it, did not experience theRead More
Maria Fischer in interview with Fr Egon M. Zillekens • The house of the worldwide Family at Schoenstatt, the Covenant House close to the Original Shrine, is still open and can be visited, experienced and used in many ways. Since 1 August Friederike Ponge and Stafan Butz have been at your service in the Covenant House. They will co-ordinate bookings, renting and all events. Once a week, every Wednesday, they will be in the house, and you can get hold of them there; otherwise by email ( or by leavingRead More
By María Fischer, editorial team • “A Holy Father that interprets the world based on the experiences of his native South America, from a real and a not a theoretical close proximity to the poor,” commented a visibly moved German reporter, during the primary transmission on public television. “He didn’t return. It’s as if he never left the towns, his favourite place of ministry and being, when he lived in Buenos Aires,” he added, to immediately say that in Europe, we should not fall into the temptation of dismissingRead More
PARAGUAY, by Sebastián Acha • I know that the title of this article is known to many of you They are the words I received from the Father Telephone this morning, after experiencing a wonderful day. I cannot, now, hide the emotion on my face, in my broken voice, in my halting thoughts following Pope Francis’ words last night, here in Asunción, in this wonderful gift of his visit: “Paraguay is anything but dead, thank God. It is a people that is alive. When a people is unengaged and listless,Read More
Today Pedro Fadul Niella, from Asunción, Paraguay answers: He belongs to the Family Federation and is a businessman and politician. He is also a founding member of Fundación DEQUENI [DEQUENI Foundation], a founding member of Foundation in Covenant, founder of the “Patria Querida” [Beloved Nation] Party, and a race car driver. He answers with “Comments…towards response and proposals,” adding: “Of course, as a good disobedient follower of Jesus, Ignatius of Loyola and Father Kentenich, I did not directly answer any of your questions.” Here goes!” • I do not haveRead More
My name is Manuel de la Barreda Mingot. I have been married for twenty-four years to Lourdes Navarro, and we have four children ages 22, 20, 18, and 8. The third one, Javier, has Down syndrome and he is adopted • We have been a part of the Madrid Family League for sixteen years. We formed a life group with couples who are friends of ours and we have been able to keep it stable until now with few changes. We made our Covenant of Love in 2003 with partRead More
Chile, by Bárbara Brain • From the title to daily practice, things changed in the Santiago Church last April with the appointment of a couple to a post that is usually occupied by a priest. The Family Pastoral vicariate is presently the “episcopal delegates” – yes, plural – for the Family Pastoral, and it is no long the vicariate, but the Episcopal Delegation in this field, although its function and status remain intact. José Manuel Borgoño and Mónica Undurraga are the couple in charge of this task. They have beenRead More
GERMANY, Memholz, Maria Fischer • “Much that we start here is something Schoenstatt has done for a long time”, Auxiliary Bishop Florian Wörner remarked after the introductory round in the afternoon of 18 May in the large hall of the Schoenstatt Centre in Memholz. It was after 33 members of the Schoenstatt Movement had introduced themselves and what they were doing. Auxiliary Bishop Wörner of Augsburg is the director of the Institute for New Evangelisation in the diocese, so his reaction was more than a nice summary or praise, butRead More