Mary Tag

ARGENTINA, Fabiana Vargas, Tita Ríos • June ends with Mother’s Day and a visit of their advisor, Sister Maria Pilar Carrere. A very grey day with light drizzle did not prevent mothers from Crespo, Seguí and Paraná, coming together to reflect on what “Mary, Let us reflect your image and walk through life entirely like you: strong and noble, simple and kind, spreading love and peace and joy.” (which is prayed so often) means concretely each person’s life.— Mary is a woman of salt and light in her evangelical vocation;Read More
MEXICO, Brenda Rocamontes • After months of preparation, the day finally arrived to begin the mission. Youth from Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Guadalajara, Chuihuahua, Monterrey, and Iguala responded to the Blessed Mother’s call to live Holy Week in “Mexico: Mary’s Light” Missions. More than 500 young people gathered at St. Michael the Archangel parish in Tancanhuitz de Santos, San Luis Potosí and thus began the National Day.—   In this encounter, where as Schoenstatt Youth from Mexico, we lived and experienced workshops, activities, and we celebrated the Eucharist together. ItRead More
USA, Zachary Larson • It is hard to believe that 600+ pilgrims trek eleven miles one day every year in Austin, Texas. Every Good Friday, however, Austin Catholics walk from St. Mary’s Cathedral to the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt and honor Christ’s death on the cross. As my friend Cody and I directed the crowd along the Capital of Texas Highway on the 9th annual Good Friday Pilgrimage, I considered the impact this event makes on my hometown.— Friday, April 19th, the streets of Austin became theRead More
CHILE, Fr. Juan Pablo Rovegno, National Director • Perhaps now more than ever, Schoenstatt is suffering – within the Universal Church, with her and like her – from one of its deepest crises in the face of sexual abuse and the abuse of power and conscience. The Church and the Movement in Chile are the most affected, with senior representatives having been condemned by Pope Francis and the justice authorities. We publish a text by the Movement director that calls for deep interpretation and conversion. —   “As a family,Read More
DILEXIT ECCLESIAM, Gianfrancesco Romano • At a time when opposing extremism sows division and results in the deaths of believers of different religions, Mary can be an important point of contact and reconciliation between Christians and Muslims. And it’s more than just a remote possibility: the Mother of Jesus, also venerated in Islam, is already bringing together people of different faiths and creeds in a single devotion and a fraternal climate. A beautiful testimony comes from Lebanon, a multi-religious country even at its institutions, where the Constitution establishes a subdivisionRead More
SPAIN, editors • This week Father Alexandre Awi Mello, Schoenstatt Father and Secretary of the Dicastery of Laity, Family and Life in the Vatican, will be visiting Madrid. Fr. Alexandre will participate on Friday 8 March, coinciding with Women’s Day, in the meeting that Madrimaná has organized to understand the relevance of the Virgin Mary as the greatest feminine reference in history. With the slogan— Ánimo, no tengéis miedo (Courage, don`t be afraid)—  from 7 to 16 March, Cinemas Mk2 Palacio de Hielo will host the VIII Muestra Internacional deRead More
WYD PANAMÁ, Maria Fischer • “We thank God for hosting the first World Youth Day where Mary – “the star of evangelization” – has been proposed to you as a model of courage and courage, who was available to fulfill God’s plan , for the one who had chosen her and whose response is the motto of this WYD: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your word.” During the opening Mass of the World Youth Day (WYD) Panama 2019, the local Archbishop,Read More
WORLD YOUTH DAY PANAMA 2019 • In a video message in preparation for WYD in Panama, the Pope urges young people to disrupt the great powers of this world with the “revolution of service”, in dialogue with God and an attitude of listening, like Mary. — At a time when we are witnessing the abuse of power and conscience, the Holy Father gives the youth and all of us a message that is truly Marian: the message of selfless service. In the words of Fr. Kentenich, we often pray toRead More
WE PRAY WITH POPE FRANCIS, editorial team with material from AICA • Pope Francis, in the latest instalment of “The Pope Video” initiated a campaign to pray for the Church during the month of October and recalled the snares of the devil in daily life: “The Devil presents himself with great power, he brings you gifts. But you don’t know what’s inside.” — PrayForTheChurch Pope Francis renewed the invitation he made at the beginning of the month to pray the Rosary every day, concluding with the antiphon ‘We fly toRead 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