Mission Tag

Pastor
FRANCIS ON APOSTOLATE • “In order to summarize in one word the action of the Church, the term “pastoral” is often used. And to evaluate our pastoral, we must compare ourselves with the model, with Jesus, Jesus the Good Shepherd,” said Pope Francis in his second catechesis on the apostolate. “He is the Good Shepherd who is not content with caring for the sheep who are in the flock, but who, without measuring the sacrifices, goes in search of those who are far away and lost. We too are calledRead More
Misiones de profesionales
ARGENTINA, Juan Francisco Miguel – missionary of GM 20 • I do not know if it was an invention, if we imitated it from somewhere or if the desire was stronger. What I can say is that what is happening with the young missionaries over 25 years of age is strong and it is making its own mark in Schoenstatt as well as in the Church. — Many believe that at a certain age one can no longer go on mission. Thus, a kind of “retirement” arises that no oneRead More
Isidro Perera
COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • On Holy Family Day, Friday, December 30, the first Costa Rican member of the Family Federation, Isidro Perera, passed away. Together with Pat Fernandez they were national co-advisors of the Movement in El Salvador. — I cannot and do not want to get ahead of the memories, gratitude, thoughts of the Movement in Costa Rica and El Salvador, of people and communities that shared moments of mission and dedication with Isidro. But I want to dedicate a couple of lines in schoenstatt.org to this greatRead More
Santa Cruz do Sul
BRAZIL, Ruy Kaercher/ Maria Fischer • “And we finally arrived at 1977, the year of the construction and inauguration of the Shrine of Santa Cruz, the sixth shrine in Brazil, the diocesan shrine of this land. We began this year with new enthusiasm and great conviction that this would be the year marked by heaven for special graces to be worked in this land.” Father’s footsteps generate life. “Precisely three days before the 30th anniversary of the Founding Father’s visit to Santa Cruz, construction work began on the shrine. TheRead More
viudas
ARGENTINA, Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi, Marisa Bulfón • A few years ago, Cecilia Cornacchia and Marisa Bulfón, of the Family Federation, had lost their spouses and, despite being contained by their families and spiritual and social community groups, thought that accompanying widows was something that the Church and religious movements had not developed in an organic and vital way. — Therefore, they thought of and scheduled a meeting to deal with this problem and to see the needs that each one of them might have. They got down to workRead More
Síinodo
Synod on Synodality, www.synod.va – Press Release • The 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council is a moment of particular grace also for the Synod, which represents a fruit of that ecumenical assembly, indeed one of its “most precious legacies” (Francis, Apostolic Constitution Episcopalis Communio, Sept. 15, 2018, 1). The Synodus Episoporum, in fact, was instituted by St. Paul VI at the beginning of the fourth and final period of the Council (Sept. 15, 1965), responding to requests made by many council fathers. — The purposeRead More
Federación de Madres - foto grupal
COMMUNITIES, Claudia Echenique / Maria Fischer • The International Federation of Schoenstatt Mothers met in General Chapter to officially establish its community and elect its first General Council. In a festive Mass, celebrated by Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, concelebrated by three Schoenstatt Fathers, and with the presence of the participants of the General Chapter of the Apostolic Family Federation, the Founding Document was presented, and the Constitution of the International Apostolic Federation of Schoenstatt Mothers was celebrated. — September 8, the Nativity of Mary, is also the anniversary of theRead More
Misión Villa Ballester
ARGENTINA, Nazareth Rodríguez de Bella • The Virgin of Lujan, patroness of Argentina, came to visit the Casa del Niño “Maria de Nazareth” in Villa Ballester, in the context of a mission in Barrio 9 de Julio, from July 7 to July 17. — Together with Fr. Adolfo Bernassi, four missionaries: Pedro, Juan, José, and Norberto, came to go on mission in the neighborhood and take the Blessed Mother from house to house. They gave everyone medallions of the Virgin of Lujan and told the story of how she wantedRead More
Jornada Nacional de Dirigentes Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Elisa Velásquez Yépez • The National Leaders’ Conference was held in Costa Rica on June 4, at Saint Paul School in San Rafael de Alajuela, with the objective of integrating the leaders of the different branches and vocations belonging to the Schoenstatt Movement. For Father José Luis Correa Lira, national advisor of the Movement, it was essential that each one of the members of the Movement know the richness of the life of going forth that has been cultivated in the last two years. “The mission is lifeRead More
Foto: Pedro Dillinger
Letter of Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio to the Schoenstatt Family •  “A beatification and canonization is not an end in itself. Perhaps the Blessed Mother wants us to commit ourselves more to the mission of our Founder and the fruitfulness of his charism in the Church for our times”, says Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, President of the International Schoenstatt Presidency, in a letter addressed to the Schoenstatt Family. We publish the complete text. —   Read More