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KENTENICH COMMUNICATION, Cristina Tagle and Maria Fischer • “You don’t know how happy the “Schoenstatt News” make me! It’s like falling a little more in love with Schoenstatt,” wrote Cristina “Kiki” Tagle, from the first Family Federation Course in Chile, on Tuesday 1 March after receiving the weekly Schoenstatt.org newsletter, compiled for many years by Monina Crivelli, a co-founder of Schoenstatt.org. Kikí is one of the almost six thousand recipients of this newsletter that every Monday opens the doors to Schoenstatt.org. Every Monday, she not only reads the news, butRead More
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • “I think you owe it to the honour of our heavenly Mother to pass on all your experiences in which Mary played a role. I will publish what is useful to honour Mary and inspire all the Sodalists. You will, therefore, find parts of the letters you and other Sodalists have written in the new Fahne (Flag)[1]. So please help me to educate our Sodalists and others.” A letter from Fr Kentenich to Josef Fischer, Prefect of the Schoenstatt Student Sodality of 21 March 1915, exactlyRead More
ECUADOR, Emili Puñet • The family from Quito is celebrating! On 20 January 1993, we invited our Blessed Mother to build her throne in the middle of the world, and on Saturday, 20 January 2018, we celebrated 25 years of this great blessing for the entire Schoenstatt Family. On this date, Auxiliary Bishop, Danilo Echeverría, celebrated the Jubilee Mass as the last act of a triduum of thanksgiving that began with a Covenant Mass on the 18th, followed by Adoration on the 19th, and concluded with a Mass for 500Read More
PERU, Jorge Sosa Alonso with Maria Fischer • In Trujillo, more than 60 venerated images from all over northern Peru came together for the visit by Pope Francis. Among them was an image of Our Lady of Schoenstatt. On 19 January, Jorge Sosa Alonso took her to the waterfront esplanade of Huanchaco where the Holy Father celebrated Mass on 20 January and he then took her to the Plaza de Armas Square, where the Marian celebration was held. In preparation for the Pope’s visit, on Wednesday 17 January, a largeRead More
INDIA/ITALY, Maria Fischer with Fr. Simon Donnelly • A few days ago, Fr. Simon Donnelly, a South African Schoenstatt Priest who works in the Vatican, got a Whatsapp message from India with a photo and a few words from an American, Ashley, who is married to an Indian, John, both exemplary Catholics. “They live in Rome but are visiting in-laws in Goa. They know that I am attached to Schoenstatt and so they sent this photo to me from India a couple of days ago,” Fr. Simon shared. And thisRead More
ROME – CUBA, Fr. Rolando Gibert Montes de Oca Valero • I was not aware there was a Marian Jubilee.  I found out about it from a friend’s invitation.  So I thought: the Church wants to give Blessed Mother a gift… but surely she will give us something better, and I began to ask myself what would be the richest gift that Blessed Mother would want to give us… In conjunction with the Jubilee, some friends from the Neo-catechumenal Way invited me to a “Catechetical Symphonic Celebration.”  It was aRead More
USA, Carlos Cantú • The annual Queenship of Mary Celebration sponsored by the Schoenstatt Movement of the Diocese of Brownsville in Texas, was held on Monday, August 22, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in La Feria, Texas. The Most Reverend Daniel E. Flores, Bishop of Brownsville, presided at the Eucharistic celebration. Due to it being the first day of school, attendance was around 200 people. Usually there are 300 or more people who attend the annual celebration. The celebration is an annual gathering for theRead More

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BELMONTE, by Fr. Darío Gustavo Gatti, Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests, Argentina • Dear friends worldwide, brothers/sisters in Covenant… I have lost a runaway Blessed Mother… she is the hidden Queen of Belmonte shown here in these photos. We have lost track of this picture that has been on pilgrimage for a long time throughout the world since 2004. On the occasion of the Blessing of the Shrine of Rome, Belmonte (8 September 2004), and as we walked through Roman streets, the picture destined for the Shrine’s altar was blownRead More
By Editorial Team • “The Jubilee was celebrated again in the Original Shrine expressly during the Covenant celebration in Schoenstatt. 100 years of Mary’s picture!” Two Fackellauf runners on the road from the Pilgrims’ Shrine to the Original Shrine escorted the picture. The Fackellauf continues to live! It was not only a project that ended with the Jubilee in October; but rather, it continues to burn,” the Facebook page of the Fackellauf 2014 runners says. During the Covenant celebration in the Original Shrine on 18 April, once again a littleRead More
From the editorial office • Easter close to the shrine of all of us! It is also “commitment for construction.” From April 2 – 12, young volunteers from Germany spent Easter days in Rome and along with the Reinle Family. They placed 180 square meters of paving stones between the main square and the entrance. Once again Belmonte has been home for these eighteen people. Among the “floor laying” youths there were also four Fackellauf runners. They commented: As Fackellauf runners, Rome pulls us to the heart of the Church.Read More