Kerala Tag

INDIA, Fr. Renson Panegaden ISch, Fr. Alwin Njezhunghan ISch •  SALTT (Schoenstatt Academy for Life Transformation and Transmission) organized a pilgrimage to Kanakamala in Kerala, a famous place of pilgrimage during the Holy Week, especially on Good Friday. Many pilgrims climb the hill as an act of prayer and offering. It is mostly covered by forests and has a spiritual significance attributed to St. Thomas, one of the apostles of Jesus who arrived in India in 52 AD. The tradition of pilgrimage to this hill began in 1940. —  PrayingRead More
Chapel in Bangaluru
INDIA, Fr. Jerin Choondal ISch • A chapel for the migrant youth was renovated and blessed by Father Joy Puthussery on February 18. Nearly 150 youth who are active in our Schoenstatt youth groups were present. Father Arkadiuz Sosna, International Coordinator of the Apostolic Schoenstatt Movement, was also present to bless the occasion. — Although we have been using this place for liturgical celebrations and meetings on a regular basis, we were fortunate to be able to consecrate it at this time. There are many other movement-related works that weRead More
Covenant of Love in the Schoenstatt Shrine in Kuttur, India
INDIA, Fr. Alwin Joseph • Twenty-three students (eight from the Schoenstatt Language Academy, and others from Kuttur, Kerala) sealed their Covenant of Love with the Mother Thrice Admirable (MTA) of Schoenstatt. Three students among them renewed their Covenant of Love. — There were two groups preparing to seal their Covenant of Love. The group from Kuttur has been preparing for a year. Every month, mostly on the second Saturday, we met in the Shrine. Adoration, mentoring, special activities were there. Activities of reaching out As a group preparing for theRead More
INDIA, Kerala, Dr. Sunny Philip • On December 18, Schoenstatt‘s Covenant Day, ‘Mother of grace’ group Members and devotees participated in the mass with strong devotion and Christmas festivity. — Holy Mass by Fr. Jerin Choondal ISch was a main attraction for group members as he is a well-known spiritual speaker, and major Christian news channels in Kerala telecast his mass and talks regularly. Father Jerin also distributed Christmas cakes to children and members. They also gave farewell to Fr. Jerin who is shortly going on transfer out of state. MembersRead More
INDIA, Fr Jerin Choondal ISch • The Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Movement in Kerala held a Christmas Celebration on 11 Dec 2022. — Students belonging to SadhuPadana Sahaya nidhi (our scholarship students) also participated in the celebrations. There were a couple of speeches and many welcoming words: Fr Jiju Kilukkan, the Rector of the house welcomed all those who had come to the gathering. Fr Paul Pananamkulam, the Regional Superior of the Providence Region, Kerala, delivered the Presidential Address. Fr Jerin Choondal, the movement director, expressed his joy in this gathering.Read More
INDIA, by Fr Joy Madathumpedy, Regional Superior of the Providence Region • “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour”. Once again the Schoenstatt Fathers in India can sing the Magnificat and thank the Lord for the great gift of the priesthood. Families prepared intensively this day of grace Three young men from the course Heralds of Sion (Novitiate 2008-2010) were ordained on 23rd, 24th and 25th of April in their respective parishes. The ceremonies were filled with grace and devotion. The Schoenstatt Fathers hadRead More
INDIA, by Jerin Choondal • As usual every year, Kerala Movement Fathers conducted a teenage camp for both boys and girls called NEW GEN-2016 in Mary Matha Schoenstatt Bhavan, Aloor, Kerala S. India. There were forty-four participants and twelve coordinators for the four-day program. Practical ways to care for the environment The aim was to stir up their spirits, how can they live in society with a revived spirit? The camp’s theme was “Young people and the Natural World.” The young people learned the need of respecting nature. The question wasRead More
INDIA, by Maria Fischer • Did you know there was a Schoenstatt Shrine in Kuttur, India? The editors of admit that they didn’t. That is why almost one year after it`s blessing on August 31, 2014, this shrine is appearing for the first time on – proving once again that, which serves the whole of Schoenstatt, is “nothing” without the motivated volunteer correspondents who feel urged to communicate – via – to all Schoenstatt about what God and his instruments bring about in their their region,Read More