Memhölz Tag

GERMANY, by Maria Fischer • The coincidence is powerful: A few hours earlier the news was broadcast through the media that the route through the Balkans had been closed, the borders had been sealed, and refugees were standing in the open in the rain and cold. A few days previously Pope Francis had said at “America’s Lampedusa”, the deadly fence separating Mexico and the USA, “We cannot deny the humanitarian crisis which in recent years has meant migration for thousands of people, whether by train or highway or on foot,Read More

Posted On 02.09.2015In Covenant Life

Where is heaven?

GERMANY, Memhölz, by Maria Fischer • Sister Ingrid-Maria did not stop looking at the weather forecast until the beginning of the celebration. Very heavy rains were forecast for that Sunday morning. With confidence and ignoring this gloomy prediction of rainy grey clouds, she allowed the benches to be set up in front of the Shrine for Holy Mass. The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into heaven: a celebration in Schoenstatt on the Mount in Memhölz that is traditionally attended by the church choir and many visitors from surrounding areas,Read More
GERMANY, Gertrud and Norbert Jehle • After two years, the couples of the ninth course of Family Facilitators from Bavaria finished their studies. They received their diploma in a memorable sending-forth ceremony. One of the couples, receiving a diploma, began their activity in a home delivery dialogue with their favorite subject, “To Create Something Together.” The Synod of Bishops, which will be held in September, will be a real challenge for the Church. Couples and families interested in this field are needed to give witness. Contact your diocese if youRead More
Today Fr Leonhard Erhard, retired parish priest and member of the Priests’ Federation, who is working at the Schoenstatt Centre in Memholz, Germany, will answer these questions. “As an end-of-range model with some mobility, who is just about able not to stand in the way of active life, I no longer fit completely into the optimistic Jubilee spirit of a new start. When they look back at the answers offered until now, people could arrive at the idea that a photo from Granny’s album has got lost.” That was howRead More
By Maria Fischer, from Buenos Aires • “I heartily thank you for the books, “Cultura del encuentro” [“Culture of encounter”] designed for this purpose. By doing this you are helping to take in Pope Francis’ message more profoundly,” wrote Archbishop Emeritus, Robert Zollitsch, from Freiburg, Germany in mid-March, after receiving some German edition copies. Auxiliary Bishop, Michael Gerber was also happy to be able to give a couple of copies. A few days later, on 25 March, in Encarnación: Bishop Francisco Javier Pistilli, a Schoenstatt Father, gladly received the copyRead More
By Maria Fischer. “Jesus was the master of time wasting, no? He wasted time to accompany, to allow consciences to mature, to heal, to teach…” This quote from Pope Francis’ message during the Jubilee audience on October 25th marked and touched the weekend of the International Kentenich Academy for executives. (IKAF). Wasting time, beginning with the arrival: the trip was longer, because of the amount of snowfall and more than one participant needed help on the last kilometer up the hill that leads to “Schönstatt auf`m Berg” [Schoenstatt on theRead More