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INDIA, P. Pablo Pol/Maria Fischer • They are the first new deacons of the Schoenstatt Fathers in 2020. On January 16, 2020, Monsignor Udumala Bala Showreddy, Bishop of Warangal, India, ordained 12 seminarians of the Schoenstatt Fathers Secular Institute as deacons. — Father Juan Pablo Catoggio, Superior General, and Father Pablo Pol, general ecclesiastical administrator of the Institute, and rector of the Original Shrine in Schoenstatt were also present. Of the 12 new deacons on the way to the priesthood, eight come from the state of Kerala, and four areRead More
NIGERIA, Okpala Michael I. • The priesthood is a gift from God to the Church and the world. Through the ministry of the priesthood, the sacrifice of Christ, and Christ himself, is made present in the sacred Body and Blood of Christ, God meets humanity in its utter miserableness, and, humanity is drawn up into the mercy of God. Heaven thus meets earth, and, earth is led heavenwards. This is the ministry that our four brothers have undertaken today. — Anointed with the Holy Spirit On this day, 25 MayRead More
NIGERIA, Agaptus Ihediuba /Maria Fischer • In a spirit of celebration, another historical event is soon to be made in the Schoenstatt Fathers’ community in Nigeria. This historical event will be brought to completion on 25 May 2019 as the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria prepare for the ordination of four Deacons: Jude Eze, John Iyoke, Christian Dansuma and Patrick Ugwoke, from the ‘Apostles of the covenant of Love’ Course will be ordained priests on that day. Shortly after their deaconate ordination, the four left for Paraguay, where they experienced aRead More
NIGERIA, Michael Okpala • All roads led to the Schoenstatt Fathers Community at Ijokodo, Ibadan, Nigeria, on the 22nd of September 2018 as four members of the course, Apostles of the Covenant of Love, were raised to the transitional diaconate. This diaconate ordination is a precursor to their priestly ordination, which is slated to be in May 2019. In 2019, the Nigerian Community will be celebrating fifteen years of the Shrine in Nigeria. This same priestly ordination in 2019 will bring the number of Nigerian Schoenstatt Fathers to twenty-nine.  “As youRead More
SPAIN, editorial team. The bishop of the Diocese of Terrassa, Josep Ángel Saiz Meneses will ordain Eduard Forcada Zamora, a member of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers. — The celebration will take place on Saturday, 2 June 2018 at 11.30 (Spanish time, GMT +2) at the Schoenstatt Shrine in Barcelona (Passeig del Prat 10, Valldoreix), and will be streamed live via the Internet, so that the whole International Schoenstatt Family can participate. Transmission link:   http://xurl.es/eduardforcada The Schoenstatt Fathers, together with the soon-to-be ordained priest, give thanks for the support andRead More
ARGENTINA, Schoenstatt Fathers • The Schoenstatt Fathers’ Community joyfully invites you to the ordination celebration for Deacons Pablo Andrés Mori and Matías Oscar Clavijo, from Argentina, as priests. Bishop Francisco J. Pistilli, Bishop of Encarnación, Paraguay, will ordain them. The celebration will be Saturday, 28 October 2017, at 3:30 pm, in God the Father Church, at New Schoenstatt Shrine, located on Misiones 2501 Street, Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires. We are grateful for your support and friendship during these years of training for the priesthood, and we trust in your prayersRead More
PERÚ, Manuel Huapaya • “Thank you, Reinaldo, for your missionary heart, for loving Peru!” With these words, Bishop Salvador Piñeiro (President of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference) concluded his homily on Tuesday, 15 August, on the Feast of the Assumption of the Most Holy Virgin Mary when the Lord gave us the joy of the Episcopal Consecration of one his sons.  Bishop Reinaldo Nann, a diocesan priest from the Archdiocese of Freiburg, Germany, who has worked in Peru for more than twenty years and who is also a member of theRead More
BURUNDI, Maria Fischer with material from Diomède Mujojoma Mont Sion Gikungu• On Divine Mercy Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter, at 10:58 a.m., Longin Ntiranyibagira and Jean Marie Bisimwa Isaac moved from being deacons to becoming Fr. Longin Ntiranyibagira and Fr. Jean Marie Bisimwa Isaac, Jesus Christ’s priests, Schoenstatt Fathers, and bearers of the Schoenstatt mission for the countries in the heart of Africa. Families, pilgrims and most of all other priests arrived very early in the morning. Everyone came to visit the Mont Sion Gikungu shrine, to pray, andRead More
NIGERIA, Michael Okpale, student of the Schoenstatt Fathers • Divine Providence has put smiles on the faces of all Nigerian Schoenstatters and beyond. The 6th of May 2017 entered the unforgettable annals of history. This day had been longed for and was cherished by all. In this very month, a host of coincidences became reality. 25 years of Schoenstatt in Nigeria, 25 Schoenstatt Fathers On the 1st of May, Fr. Klaus Deusch celebrated twenty-five years of his life in the priesthood, twenty years of that were spent working and helpingRead More
NIGERIA, Michael Okpala, Schoenstatt Fathers’s student    •  10 December 2016 has providentially entered the annals of Nova Spes Sion course and the Nigerian Schoenstatt Fathers’ Community history. On this day, the five members of this course were ordained to the transitional diaconate. This ordination is a precursor to their priestly ordination, which is slated for 6 May 2017. In this year, the Nigerian Community will be celebrating twenty-five years of Schoenstatt’s presence in Nigeria. This same 2017 priestly ordination will bring the number of Nigerian Schoenstatt Fathers to twenty-five.Read More