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CHILE/MADRUGADORES INTERNACIONAL, Octavio Galarce •  On Wednesday morning, the 29th, we Madrugadores felt a great joy, when we received the response of Pope Francis to a letter in which we told him that on Saturday, May 2nd, more than 300 communities from 16 countries: Portugal, Spain, Germany, United States, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Chile, would unite spiritually with him – and with each other – by participating “live” through Zoom, YouTube Madrugadores Chile, and YouTube from the Vatican, inRead More
CHILE, Luis Alberto Bravo • What an extraordinary experience! Half a thousand men kneel at the feet of the Blessed Sacrament, in silence, without mobile phones, without noise, without discomfort, without protests, without nervous laughter. Had I had a better ear, I would only have heard 580 hearts beat faster in this personal encounter with our mother and her son. The Holy Spirit blew over the Madrugadores and filled them with new life, enthusiasm and group spirit. It is not a local event, but an American embrace. Eighty communities fromRead More
USA, Abel Gonzalez, Maria Fischer • “I know that this is a sacrifice but just know many blessings will come out of it. Please let other people know …” With this clear challenge a few days ago, Abel Gonzalez sent off the information and invitation to the 50th Annual Schoenstatt Boys’ Walk, from the Wayside Shrine at 2309 Marguerite Street, Corpus Christi, to the Schoenstatt Shrine in Lamar, Texas. This year`s walk is scheduled for July 13th and 14th. — A little history and an invitation Forty-nine years ago, fourRead More
GERMANY, Klaus Heizmann • Ten men on a sail boat for a week off the magnificent coast of Croatia and under a gorgeous skyline over the Adriatic Sea probably happens more often than not. The Adriatic Sea is actually blue and still invites one to swim in October. Yet the fact that one of the men is Father Hans-Martin Samietz, who helps to create a framework for religious retreats, in which everyone can find the theme during the days of the retreat that is important to them right now –Read More
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Interview of Octavio Galarce, Chile • We interviewed Ocatavio Galarce within the framework of the consecration of the first course of the Men’s Federation in Chile. He is a member of this first course, lay adviser for the Men’s Branch, Founder of the Madrugadores, editor of “Vinculo” magazine and a collaborator for schoenstatt.org. —   Recently his course, the first of the Men’s Federation in Chile celebrated its perpetual consecration, that is, they committed to live the Schoenstatt charism as men and allies. What does it mean? – With theRead More
PARAGUAY, Laura Andrea Barrios • At the suggestion of Fr. Antonio Cosp, who at that time was the Spiritual advisor of Schoenstatt in Encarnación, to Sebastián Martín, affectionately known as “Papito”, on 4 December 2012, a few men, who were invited by him during the weekly meetings at the Casita de la Mater, began to pray the rosary. — When my husband Enrique González, with whom I belong to the Ministry of Hope (Schoenstatt Groups of Divorced and Remarried Couples) since 2013, found out about the group, he approached itRead More

Posted On 16.09.2018In Covenant Life

Five times yes

AUSTRIA, Martin Schiffl • “I have a dream”. This is a well-known phrase from Martin Luther King’s historic speech. “We have a dream” could be the motto of the five young men, aged between 18-27, who gave their “Yes” on the morning of 18 August. — Like Martin Luther King, they not only dream of a better world; but also to build it with their strength and talents. They want to build a new society, a holy city, guided by Fr. Kentenich’s hand and united to the Covenant of LoveRead More
CHILE, Gabriel Montecinos • On 25 August, in the Cenacle Shrine in Bellavista as part of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Men’s Federation in Chile, the first course made their final consecration.  With this they took a very important step towards consolidating their autonomy.  For more than a decade, the task for the founding process, emerging from the International Family Council fell to Fr. Mariano Irureta and Jorge Westphal.— Those who made their final consecration are: José María Fuentes, Guillermo Frez, Rafael Ojeda, AngelRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti, with Analia Guaragna and Maria Fischer • The VIII National Gathering of Madrugadores was held August 19 – 21, in Nueve de Julio, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina; a total of 226 were registered from ten provinces. Groups from the different parts of the country participated during the three sessions with the motto “Seeking Mary’s Shelter:” Corrientes, Entre Ríos, San Luis, La Rioja, San Juan, Jujuy, Mendoza, Comodoro Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, and the diocesan groups from Coronel Charlone, Emilio Bunge, Los Toldos, Bragado, Pehuajó and the hostRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti • More than 200 men from all of Argentina and from Chile will meet in Nueve de Julio during the weekend of the 19-21, for the 8th National Gathering of the Madrugadores. The founders of los Madrugadores, Octavio Galarce (international) and Roberto Horat (Argentina) will participate. Moreover, speakers such as Bishop Ariel Torrado Mosconi, Bishop of Nueve de Julio, Fr. Guillermo Cassone, a Schoenstatt Father from Tucumán; Fr. Manolo Prieto, Marianist priest from Nueve de Julio; and Fr. Mamerto Meapace OSB will participate. The motto chosen forRead More