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COSTA RICA,  Jose A. Martínez and Anelena Hueda • Last Sunday, April 28, 2019, the Third Workshop for engaged couples was celebrated in the Family of Hope Shrine in San José, Costa Rica. The workshop took place on a beautiful and sunny afternoon of summer-like day, where the graces the MTA gives were truly felt and received by thirty couples that were present.— The activity revolved around the theme “In Love, take risks, even if you make mistakes”, inspired by Pope Francis’ recently released Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation to Young PeopleRead More
Fr. Guillermo Carmona, National Director for the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina • A couple of weeks ago, Pope Francis published this exhortation on marriage and family:  The Joy of Love.  A hymn to life and hope.  It’s a good read, particularly during the Easter season when the light shines through the darkness.  I could re-name this exhortation “The Gospel of the Family.” The good news contained in it is for us who belong and live in the Schoenstatt Family. The Pope speaks about the family as “God’s dream” which he describesRead More
schoenstatt.org Editorial Staff • Every year, the Vatican publishes the Holy Father’s intentions for each month of the year: they reference the current challenges confronting humanity. They have always been disseminated in different ways: in parish bulletins, Catholic radio stations, and diocesan websites, in summary by every conceivable avenue. Or as they say, business as usual. This is how it has been until this year. On Wednesday, 6 January, the Epiphany of the Lord, the project, “the Pope Video§, was launched, in which the Holy Father explained his intentions forRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • “For the Church, to be missionary does not mean to proselytize: for the Church to be missionary means to give expression to her very nature, which is to receive God’s light and then to reflect it,” said Pope Francis during his homily on the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord, during Mass in St. Peter’s on 6 January 2016. Reflecting on the words of the Prophet Isaiah directed to the holy city of Jerusalem: “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory ofRead More
SYNOD OF BISHOPS, by the schoenstatt.org editorial team • Pope Francis celebrated the opening mass of the Synod of Bishops on the Family in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on 4 October. It was attended by the Synod Fathers and the others who were invited to the Assembly of Bishops that will meet until 25 October. On the same day, a woman who was working as the caterer for the silver anniversary celebration of a Schoenstatt family commented to one of the schoenstatt.org collaborators: “After listening to the testimonyRead More
Every part of the Church, and many others outside of her – believers or non-believers – have received Pope Francis` clear and hope-filled words. They are also words that motivate us to assume the responsibility we all have to build a world in accordance to the Will of God, in the strength of the Spirit and through the way of Christ. Cardinals and bishops, priests, men and women religious, novices and seminarians, families, the youth and elderly, communities and institutes have received this challenge to go out “onto the street”Read More